Create a Welcoming Atmosphere from the Lawn to the Front Door

As the weather grows cooler and you begin preparing your home for the guests that will arrive throughout the holiday season, remember to pay attention to your yard. The front of your home is the first impression friends and family members will have of your place, so why not take steps to make them feel at home the moment they pull up the driveway?

Clean Up the Yard

Spend some time preparing your home for guests by cleaning out the gutters, raking up the leaves and trimming your foliage. Clean your windows for an all-over shine. An attractive front lawn will create a welcoming first-look that will make your loved ones smile as they show up for Thanksgiving dinner and holiday parties.

Highlight the Front Door

There is nothing worse than showing up for a get-together with friends and not knowing what door to enter through. Highlight your porch or front door with seasonal decorations to create a welcoming oasis. Hang a wreath, put out pumpkins or add pots of fall flowers, like mums, for a festive appearance. As the winter holidays approach, swap your orange and yellow d├ęcor out for items in shades of red, green and gold.

Add Lighting

Make sure your guests feel welcome and at home regardless of what time they arrive for the celebrations. Landscape lighting can cast a warm glow across your driveway, front porch and lawn for a pleasant and approachable appearance. We recommend using LEP path lights to illuminate walkways and steps. Paired with lighting for your porch, spotlights that highlight lawn decorations and lighting that accents architecture, your guests will feel right at home this upcoming holiday season.

Worried you will leave your lights on all day or forget to put them on before guests arrive at night? Set up an automatic timer to ensure your home is properly lit as the sky grows dark each night.

Visit the Illuminations USA online store to get started on your DIY lighting project or contact our Central Florida location at 407-880-0700 for professional installation.