Decorating your front door with a wreath for the holiday season is a frequent practice, especially in neighbourhoods where everyone can enjoy the decorations. However, it’s also a sad truth that most garage doors get bypassed during this festive season. Your garage door is one of the largest display areas in your home, and it only takes a bit of creativity to transform it into something unforgettable.
This winter, it’s time to unlock the potential hiding right under your nose. Read on to discover how to transform your garage door into a winter wonderland.
Let There Be Light With a Projector
This form of garage door decoration is so easy, it only takes a few minutes to set up. With a simple light projector, you can display a movie, festive images, or dancing lights right onto your garage door. Do bear in mind that if you want to be able to see the display during the day, this trick is best suited to garage doors with a light colour. When the holiday season is done, putting away your decorations is as easy as unplugging the projector and putting it away until next year.
Hang Bright Holiday Lights
You’ll want to avoid hanging any lights on your garage door, but you’d be amazed what a difference it can make when you trim the door frame and roof overhang with plenty of colourful, sparkling holiday lights. You can stay classic with a simple single strand along the home’s joints, or you can get creative with lights of different shapes, sizes, and colours.
That’s a Wrap
Make coming home feel like a gift all on its own with this clever decorating idea. Using weather-resistant paper, create two large bands, one stretching horizontally across your garage door while the other stretches vertically. In the center, attach a large, colourful bow. Your garage door will look just like a wrapped present, and you don’t even have to wait until Christmas to open it.
DIY Frosty the Snowman
Building a snowman is one of the highlights of childhood in the winter, but what happens when you don’t have enough snow on the ground to start? Just change up your building materials! With some colourful paper, cut out the shapes for a carrot nose, coal for the eyes and smile, a top hat, and a scarf. Then, with some removable adhesive, create your very own snowman face, using your garage door as a base. This activity is especially well-suited to families with children since they’ll be able to help with the decoration.
Get a Garland
Whether you make one from leftover tree trimmings or buy one from a store, a greenery garland instantly adds some holiday flair to your garage door. Company and friends will instantly feel welcome as they pull up to a nicely draped garland over your garage door. If you don’t have a garland big enough to stretch across the top, consider decorating the lanterns or lights on either side of your door. This will still add a festive touch, and you won’t have to go out and get additional supplies to finish your decorating.
Kempenfelt: Your Local Garage Door Company
At Kempenfelt Windows and Doors, we have an incredible selection of garage doors in the latest styles and materials from Canadian manufacturers. For over 22 years, we’ve been Barrie’s favourite windows and doors company, and we look forward to showing you the service that earned us that distinction. If you’re ready to make the change to a new or replacement garage door, you’re in the right place. You can even build your garage door virtually for an immediate idea of what it’ll look like on your home.
For more information on our garage doors, give us a call at (705) 737-1554. You can also contact us online.