Category Archives: Holiday Lighting & Decor

How Green is Your Holiday Tree?

Tips for sustainable décor This year, the gap between Thanksgiving and traditional Christmas is a narrow one.  Many of us will be hauling out the holiday décor even before we get into turkey day leftovers.  Before you hang the wreath … Continue reading

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Lighting Up Winter’s Long, Dark Nights

The recent time change is the final reminder that the dark days of winter are upon us. Many of us pull out of the driveway in the morning in partial darkness and pull back into it at night in total … Continue reading

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Time to Hang Your Holiday Lights!

Make your home shimmer Holiday lighting is a top trend in seasonal holiday décor.   Lighting makes any home festive and the process doesn’t have to be complicated.  Stand out on the curb.  Then look back at your home to … Continue reading

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Why LED Holiday Lighting?

With the holiday season fast approaching, lets talk about lighting, specifically LED lights.  The LED (Light Emitting Diode) systems have some significant advantages over traditional holiday lights.  They can reduce energy costs by 70% or more, they are more durable, … Continue reading

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Outdoor Lighting for Events

Are you planning an outdoor wedding in the backyard?  What about a graduation party or a seasonal festival?  Our beautiful climate here in Colorado allows us to enjoy these events outdoors.  Landscape lighting is an essential component of outdoor events, … Continue reading

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Halloween Landscape Lighting

Holiday landscape lighting doesn’t have to be limited to just Christmas.  Lighting up your landscape at Halloween can have a dramatic effect on whatever Halloween theme you choose.  Designscapes Colorado can install professional lighting products to create the perfect Halloween … Continue reading

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Embellishing the Outdoors

Art – and outdoor art – can be as serious as a commissioned statue or even just plain stuff. A refined bronze eagle obviously qualifies as a work of art, but so does a steel object re-purposed from industrial construction … Continue reading

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Terrariums

Terrariums are great way to bring nature indoors by displaying plants in an artistic environment.  Terrariums are also a terrific gift idea for a gardener or nature lover this holiday season.  Terrariums can either be bought or made with just about any glass recycled container, … Continue reading

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Caring for Holiday Blooming Plants

‘Tis the season to give and receive blooming plants during the holidays.  If you receive a blooming plant as a gift, relax and enjoy its beauty.  I thought I would share 6 common blooming holiday plants, and tips for caring for them. Poinsettia’s are iconic … Continue reading

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Decorating with Pinecones

Phil’s topic for Monday is “Decorating with Pinecones”   ‘Tis the season for decorating for the holidays.  Phil has some fun, creative and inexpensive ideas how to decorate your home by using pinecones – which many of us can get … Continue reading

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