It’s no secret that people enjoy the sight of a well-decorated fence. Ever since the dawn of time, humanity has enjoyed the fine art of decoration– we decorate our bodies, our clothes, our cars– why should our homes be any different? Fences are the first thing people see when they look at a house. And as they say, “first impressions are important,” so it’s a no-brainer that you should decorate your fence in a way that will not only give a first impression but a lasting impression upon your neighbors and passerby. Be the envy of your neighborhood!
Placement Makes Perfect
The art of decorating a fence is, well, an art! Decoration itself is an art form. Too much of one thing can leave an object crowded-looking and achieves the opposite effect of decoration’s intent– to create a pleasing aesthetic– and ends up looking tacky instead. In addition to choosing the right amount of decorations, you need to put your decorations up in a place where they’re most pleasing to the eye. To do this, you need to have a good idea as to what kind of fence you’ll be working with in relation to what kind of materials you want to use.
Tansel is a popular decoration tool for Christmastime and sees some use during Easter and Saint Patrick’s Day, depending on the color. It’s a very versatile material, which can be intertwined between the posts of a fence, but doesn’t work as well for fences with large gaps between their posts, or fences with very small gaps. Chain link fences would be a wonderful fit for tansel and could be decorated in all the variations of red, green, and gold that you desire.
If you want a decoration that will last year-round, you can experiment with decor that isn’t tied to one particular time. Depictions of flowers and animals are popular baubles year-round, and are limited only by your creativity! You don’t need a big budget to decorate year-round. Many decorations can be nailed to the side of a fence, such as aluminum sunflowers, or glass jars, which hold flowers within them. To best achieve this goal, look for a kind of flower that doesn’t wilt out-of-season, or buy a fake one instead.
Tasteful, Not Tacky
There’s a right time for everything. Just as you throw away the Christmas tree, for example, after Christmas is over, you don’t want your seasonal decorations overstaying their welcome. And you don’t want to rock your shamrocks during Easter, do you? Hang up some colorful egg decorations during Eastertime, and keep your Santa hats firmly planted on their posts during the winter, but keep in mind that there is a limited time for such decorations. Luckily, holiday cheer will be there– just as your decorations surely will– next year, and it won’t be long for the next holiday to take its place. For a more reserved tone of decor, snowflakes and other objects associated with the wintertime can be used instead of Santa or a Nativity set. This is a rule of thumb for every season– dragonflies and flowers for springtime, depictions of children playing under the sun for the summer, multicolored falling leaves for autumn. If you don’t want to hang a decoration, you can paint one, instead! A well-painted fence is the delight of the whole neighborhood.