You know that a privacy fence will make your backyard a more pleasant place. However, you might not have thought yet about the possibilities for decorating when the holiday season rolls around. That fence will add a prime spot for lights and other festive decor. Treat the fence like a canvas as winter approaches and enjoy being creative.
Lights on the Fence
Add scalloped lights in a variety of colors or go with all white or icicle lights. String them from the top of one post to the next if the fence has tall posts between panels. Otherwise, drape the lights in arcs in a way that you find aesthetically pleasing.
Place evergreen garlands, or garlands made of synthetic material, in the lighted areas. These are pretty decorations both during the day and at night when the Christmas lights are on. You might stay traditional and have the entire garland in green, or include some red and white as accents. Secure the garland with wire at the top and anywhere else it needs some stability against wind.
Hang a wreath with a big red ribbon on the fence gate if your fence has one. It's a classic way of saying "Welcome" to your guests.
Lighted Signs & Figures
A privacy fence is an excellent backdrop for a lighted "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" sign. It also provides a solid place for hanging lighted figures such as Santa in his sleigh, a snowman, or candy canes.
Lights on Exterior Shrubs & Bushes
After your privacy fence is constructed, you might want to add shrubs or bushes on the outside for landscaping. These give you more places to add Christmas lights that you can coordinate with the decorations on the fence.
Considerations for the First Year
As the holiday season approaches, you may be excited about decorating your fence for the first time. Perhaps you normally start hanging up lights around the house at Thanksgiving time or in early December. Keep in mind that Christmas decorations go on sale as the season progresses. You can get deep discounts close to the actual holiday, and especially afterward. Of course, if there's anything you truly want for this first year, don't wait too long and risk the item going out of stock for the season.
Depending on the climate you live in, you may not be using your backyard around Christmastime, but you can still make the most of that new privacy fence with a combination of decorations. For assistance, talk to a professional like York Fence.