Decorating Your Garage For Christmas
It’s a holiday tradition for many to decorate the outside of their home for the Christmas season: inflatable Santa Clauses and Snowmen, wreaths and bows hung on doorways, and Christmas lights lining the roofs and lighting up the neighborhood. But don’t forget about your garage door when decorating this holiday season! It is a great opportunity to be creative and to be noticed on your street.
Christmas decorating moves to a whole new level when you add Christmas garage door decorations to the list. Over-sized, sumptuous garage door decorations, visible from the street, add layers of bold color, detail and mountains of texture. They are bold, beautiful and a little daunting. Whatever decor style you decide on, make sure it goes with your front door decorations. You don’t want them to look as if they belong to different houses, different eras or styles.
With such a large space you can decorate around, on or above your garage doors with whimsical, traditional or clever decorations. Here are some great ideas for your garage decoration.
Wreaths are just a simple way decorate your garage. Line them up, create a snowman or just use one large giant wreath as a statement. If you prefer artificial wreaths, choose fade resistant wreaths so they are re-usable in the future. Either way, choose a wreath size that stands out, wreaths that are too small will look insignificant from a distance. One enormous over-sized wreath, tied with simple red ribbon and hung over your garage, is a beautiful, simple Christmas statement. Whether you make or buy your wreath, decorate it with layers of ribbons, ornaments and lights.
Decorating your outdoor garage lights and lanterns adds color to your Christmas decorating. Simple greens draped across your light with berry accents can be more than enough for your garage doors. You can decorate your own or buy store decorated teardrop swag and add it to the base of each lantern. If you are short on time, there are different teardrop swags to buy and ready to hang. You can always add more ornaments and ribbons if you want a fuller, layered personalized look.
Bows, Garland and Lights over the Garage Doors
A great way to frame your garage doors is with garlands. You can hang, tack, go all the way around, or just drape them. Dressed up or dressed down, they frame your doors and add a wonderful fresh green to your garage. The real thing is always wonderful, aromatic and easily torn down after Christmas. Many store bought garlands are generally decorated and come with battery operated lights. Depending on the size of your garage, you will need a few garland lengths if you want to go all the way around the doors. Cover the corners with ribbon and plug in your lights.
A more economical way is to create a mono brow over the garage doors, and leave the sides bare. If you have outdoor lights, add them to tear drop swags, for a more luxurious look. If you’re using lights to frame your garage door, avoid using nails or staples to fasten the lights to the trim. Metal fasteners can damage the insulation around the wiring, turning your beautiful display into a fire hazard. Instead, try to use clips or hooks to hold everything in place. Avoid nailing anything into the actual panels of your garage door, too. This can damage the door and compromise its integrity.
If you want Christmas garage door decorations using decals, there are different ways you can do this from inexpensive decals to total wrappers. Some are easier to apply than others, and depend on your selection and your design. Layer in a garland or two and some lights and you can get an amazing effect using either of these methods. One note of caution: many decal stickers are removable but not reusable—so when you give the product a once-over, keep an eye out for usage details, too.
Christmas tree with Lights
The last suggestion is a Christmas tree. If you love this Christmas tree made from a string of light, this will add a magical effect to your garage door making it look great. Projecting lights onto a house isn’t a new concept, but it’s becoming an increasingly trendy way to decorate without the hassle of putting up and taking down lights .This is an excellent option for people who rent or who want a great look with little effort. The only downside is that you most likely won’t see it during the day.