It may be hard to believe, but there is a man who dresses up his pet ducks every year for the annual Royal Easter Show in Sydney, Australia. He employs a dressmaker who actually styles each bird for his fashionable duck show. This has occurred for more than 30 years!
We have to admit that a dressed up duck is probably more interesting to look at than one in its plain, normal state. The same could be said for an outdoor deck. A bare deck all winter won’t help your holiday cheer. Here are a few tips from your friendly Minnesota deck builders at UglyDeck.com to help you have fun with your deck in the cooler weather.
Pull out those winter garlands and drape them over and around deck railings. Then add accents of ribbons, pine cones, berries, or even strings of lights. Or, just use those small lights alone on deck railings and posts. Speaking of lights, place luminaries around the deck for a magical, romantic feel.
Another way UglyDeck.com recommends dressing up outdoor decks during winter is to use natural materials. Here in Minnesota, it is nigh impossible to keep decorative plants alive during the winter in the soil, much less on decks. The cold temperatures are just too brutal for much more than hardy evergreens. The trick, though, is to make arrangements using cedar tips, curly willow branches, pinecones, and other visually interesting elements that won’t wilt, freeze, and fade before New Year’s.
If you already have decorations and ideas for dressing up a deck, but have no deck, talk to us here at UglyDeck.com! If you have a deck but are in need of deck restoration or deck replacement, call UglyDeck.com now. Or, if you just want a few more seasonal outdoor deck ideas, come see us at the UglyDeck.com showroom in Burnsville, Minnesota. We are here to partner with you to build a deck of your dreams.