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20 Sep

Unique Pathway Lighting Designs

We don’t know what it is, but there’s just something timelessly classic about a well-lit pathway. Whether it’s going to an entryway or navigating through outdoor landscaping features, pathway lighting can be just as versatile and beautiful as it is functional. In this post, we’ll discuss some of our favorite unique pathway lighting design ideas. Hopefully, you’ll be able to incorporate some of these ideas into your upcoming landscape lighting project. When you’re ready to get started, trust no other than the outdoor lighting professionals at decorating elves here in Tampa Bay. Read More

26 Aug

8 Fall Landscape Lighting Ideas

With fall approaching comes the promise of (slightly) lower temperatures and plenty of outdoor entertainment opportunities, making it a perfect time to change up your landscape lighting design. In this post, we’ll go over our top 8 ideas for a fall landscape lighting makeover and touch on routine maintenance needs in the fall.

1. Get Thematic

Fall offers several occasions to jazz up your lawn. Halloween and Thanksgiving are the two most notable holidays, but Veterans Day and even Oktoberfest also give some unique chances to decorate and show off your holiday flair. Read More

10 Aug

Update Your Lanai with Outdoor Lighting

Lanais are everywhere you look in central Florida these days. With our subtropical climate, a screened lanai is a perfect way to maximize your outdoor space and enjoy the “buggier” months of the year. While the basic lanai structure is great on its own, we can make it even better with a beautiful, professionally installed outdoor lighting setup. In this post, we’ll talk about exactly what a lanai is and how Decorating Elves can take yours to the next level. Read More

10 Jul

Update Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Color-Changing Landscape Lighting

Whether you’re renovating, getting ready to sell, or just looking for an easy way to improve your outdoor spaces, now is the time to add color-changing LED landscape lighting to your home. Landscape lighting has always added elegance to a home’s exterior, but with color-changing LED landscape lighting, we can turn your outdoor spaces into an experience.

Updated landscape lighting, masterfully done in Tampa Bay by the team at Decorating Elves, impacts four key elements on your property: Read More

18 Jun

How Often Does Outdoor Lighting Need to be Maintained?

The optimal functioning of your outdoor lighting is essential. It doesn’t matter how attractive your lighting setup is if no one can see it! For optimal functioning, routine maintenance on your outdoor lighting fixtures, bulbs, wiring, and more is required.

Perform Routine Maintenance Twice Each Year

Outdoor lighting must be inspected at least twice each year. Any damage or malfunctions must be repaired immediately. Delaying repair will likely cause more damage, costing even more to correct. We always recommend using a licensed, reputable lighting contractor for routine maintenance on outdoor lighting. This is especially true if your system has any exposed wiring or significant damage. Read More

10 May

Why You Should Hire a Professional to Hang Bistro Lighting

Bistro lighting is all the rage right now in both residential and commercial settings. While restaurants have been using this lighting technique for years to enhance their outdoor spaces, it has just recently become popular in backyards. The rise in popularity of LED lighting, combined with its low cost and energy efficiency, has made more and more lighting techniques available to the everyday homeowner, including bistro lights. Read More