Many homeowners overlook their garden awnings as the perfect decorative touch for special holidays and occasions. Both a stationary and fixed retractable awning make an ideal feature to add some sparkle and color. Here are some ideas to dress up your awning using festive lights for holidays and parties all year around.
Consider the Occasion
First consider the occasion in order to decide what color and style of lights will be the most effective. There are so many interesting choices available from garden and patio lanterns to traditional fairy lights and lights of various themes in many different colors and shapes. For a more formal look opt for a single color of string lights, preferably in white. For a more festive celebration consider using flashing lights, bright colors or patio lanterns. Don’t forget other holidays such as Halloween with some spooky black and orange lights or Irish green on St. Patrick’s Day.
Whether you have a garden area the neighbors and passers by can see or just want to add a more festive feel to your garden view you can add Christmas lights to an awning for an additional level of holiday cheer. Traditional colors such as red and green work very well. However there are many contemporary options such as blue and white, icicle lights and other special effects lights that can turn your winter garden into a winter wonderland. For an elegant winter garden white fairy lights add magical sparkle, especially when it snows.
If you’re hosting parties you can add special decorative lights to go with the occasion. Consider the theme and then shop around for lights that suit your theme. Standard Christmas lights in different colours can be used for any occasion when paired with other themed decorative items. You can also consider a number of looks by using your stringed lights in unique ways such as adding wooden baskets wound with lights, intertwining lights with branches or flowers, using festive patio lanterns in white for a wedding shower, pink and blue for baby showers or mixed colours for a birthday.
Remember that awnings are not just used for protective purposes. They also add a decorative touch that is charming and elegant. Consider them as an extension of your interior decor and use them to create a welcoming backyard environment that reflects the seasons and the special occasions throughout the year.