So the holidays are here! So it is time to get out the Christmas wreaths, garlands, and those strings of lights you have had for the last 20 years and decorate your home for the season. There are several ways you can decorate the exterior and interior of your home, and we thought it might be a good idea to provide a few tips and some inspiration for your decorating project. Here are a few things to remember when decorating the exterior of your home.
- Safety - working on ladders and roofs, especially in cold weather can be extremely dangerous. Make sure your ladders are secure, clean, placed on stable surface
- Electricity - Don't overload your circuits! Too many strings of lights on one outlet can cause breakers to trip, and possible fire. Also, make sure you have a GFI outlet, or GFI extension cord to make sure to minimize the risk of shock.
- Lights - in the last few years, LED lights have become less expensive and available nearly everywhere. These are a great product because they are extremely durable, and use much less energy than older incandescent lights
Here are some articles from HGTV.com that can help with ideas for Decorating your Cape Cod Home with a little Coastal Style