Turning Your Garage Into a Winter Wonderland This Holiday Season
This holiday season, more and more people will be spending time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With non-essential businesses closed to prevent further spread of the virus, many Illinois residents are entertaining at home more often, and they may be making use of their garage to do so. In some cases, individuals might be utilizing their garage space like never before, turning it into a home office. Decorating your house and garage for the holidays can lift everyone’s spirits, from young to old. This may include putting up a Christmas tree or hanging lights from your roof or siding, or even placing inflatable Santas or snowmen in your yard or driveway. Below are some tips for creating a magical holiday scene on the inside or outside of your garage.
Holiday Decorating Tips
There are various simple decorating tips that you can still do even while on a budget this holiday. For example, you can use extra garlands that are lying around in bins to enhance the inside of your garage. In addition, you may want to put up a small, pre-lit Christmas tree to make it feel especially cozy. Hanging a wreath on the side access door to the garage or the outside light fixtures always gives a jolly feel to any structure.
If you are worried about damaging your door by using tape, nails, or clips, there are options that provide a festive look without having to place anything on the door. As an extra enhancement, play holiday music to accompany your projected scene and turn your driveway into a holiday show! Covering the entire garage with wrapping paper and a bow can make it look like one big gift. Be sure to use waterproof material to protect against the snow and ice.
A few other creative ways to make your garage a winter wonderland include:
- Garage door magnets
- Vinyl stickers
- A projector to cast designs on the door or siding
- Flashing or multi-colored lights
- Garland or tinsel
- Wrapping paper with ribbon and bows
- A painted mural
Protecting Your Investment
It is important to remember to consider safety precautions when decorating your garage. Never use any decorations that could possibly interfere with or damage your garage door’s moving parts. A few more safety tips to follow include:
- Do not hang or tape decorations on the inside of the garage door, but placing them on the outside of the door is usually okay.
- Do not drill nails or screws into your door.
- Do not string lights on the door, since they can become tangled with the door’s mechanical parts.
Contact a DuPage County Custom Garage Specialist
Take your holiday decorations up a notch by adding your garage to the mix. Whether you use lights, wreaths, or bells, you can enhance the outside and inside this winter. Plus, your neighbors will enjoy the festive look of it, too! The skilled team at Blue Sky Builders have more than 40 years of experience upgrading, improving, and remodeling garages of all different sizes and layouts. Our reputable Chicago area garage builders can help you realize the garage of your dreams. Call us today at 630-852-8485 to schedule your free estimate and find out more about the services we offer.