As the days get shorter and the weather cooler, preparing your home for the winter holidays can be fun and will liven up our Canadian decors.
Here are 10 novel or traditional ways to light up the home, garden and surrounding areas!
1. Winter lanterns moulded in ice and set with candles will give your garden a magical and fleeting look while being affordable!
2. An arrangement of pine branches, greens and juniper berries will contrast beautifully against pure white snow. Tiny lights will brighten the displays from noon till night.
3. Wreaths are one of the most pleasant traditions of the winter holidays. You can make them at home with fun accessories and real plants. Moreover, a wreath on a front door will remain beautiful all winter long!
4. Here is another inspiring example featuring holiday wreaths. In addition to garlands made of plants and the use of traditional colours, lanterns dug into the earth add novelty as well as soft lighting to the ensemble. It is a great way to celebrate winter holidays while emphasizing the architecture of your home. The effect is stunning on older houses.
5. What about an installation of lanterns in various formats and styles? In addition to being an original holiday decoration, this extra source of light will remain a nice installation throughout the winter season!
7. Turn your flower containers into real winter gardens! By using a few pine or fir branches, some dry twigs and a set of lights, you can brighten up the facade of any home and give new life to those containers. This is also a great way to celebrate winter on a condo balcony.
8. If you don’t feel like installing lights on the entire front of the house, put a few sets of lights on targeted and unusual locations. Here, the addition of a few small ornaments and Christmas lights inside the plant stands gives a whimsical ambiance to the garden.
10. A nicely decorated natural fir tree, some lanterns and beautiful wooden chairs… what more can you ask for in order to take advantage of December’s sunny days?