Decorate Like a Pro
Tips for decorating like a pro.
Don’t be overwhelmed by outdoor holiday decorating. Keep it simple—a fresh wreath and outdoor containers flanking your door can add plenty of drama and are welcoming to guests.
When decorating a tree, think big in terms of scale, suggests designer Courtney Kleeman. Also, choose 2 to 3 colors and repeat them with elements like different-sized balls, ribbons, or stars on the tree.
“Bring live materials into the house, like evergreens,” says Nancy Gorkin of Earth Garden. “Having something natural is important, and it smells so good!”
Consider using an anti-transpirant like Wilt-Pruf in your cut creations to hold in moisture and keep arrangements fresh longer, recommends Lynn Fiorentino of The Gardening Gals. You may also want to “water in” your outdoor pots, which will also help to provide moisture even after the water freezes.