20 Mar

6 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting is an essential part of any home or property, providing both functionality and aesthetics. It can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere while also providing safety and security. But with so many options available, choosing the perfect outdoor lighting can be overwhelming. Here are six tips to help you choose the perfect outdoor lighting for your home or property. If you’d like some professional help choosing and designing the perfect outdoor lighting system in Tampa Bay, call Decorating Elves at 727-474-2628 or contact us online. Read More

14 Mar

Outdoor Lighting Maintenance Checklist

Outdoor lighting is a great way to add beauty and functionality to your property. It provides safety and security while enhancing your home’s curb appeal. But to keep your outdoor lighting system working efficiently, it’s important to perform regular preventative maintenance. At Decorating Elves in Tampa Bay, we offer a scheduled maintenance and inspection plan for all of our outdoor lighting installations to help keep your system functioning properly for years to come. For an idea of everything we check during these routine inspection visits, here’s a quick outdoor lighting maintenance checklist designed to keep your outdoor lighting system in tip-top shape. Read More

17 Feb

Designing & Budgeting for an Outdoor Lighting System

Designing and budgeting for an outdoor lighting system can be a daunting task for many homeowners, but it is essential to make your outdoor space safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. At Decorating Elves in Tampa Bay we have seen a wide range of lighting needs, and it is our job and pleasure to help you design and budget for a system that meets the needs of your property and your personal preferences. Read More

11 Feb

5 Benefits of low-voltage Lights

Low-voltage outdoor and landscape lights have become increasingly popular in recent years due to the numerous benefits they offer. Nick Schriver, an owner of Decorating Elves, is Tampa Bay’s only Certified low-voltage Lighting Technician (CLVLT). This designation, given by the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP), means Nick uses best practices and has access to the most current information on low-voltage outdoor lighting design and installation. Experience and knowledge are important when installing any outdoor lighting system, and the team at Decorating Elves has both! Read More

14 Jan

Ideas for Lighting Up Your Deck

Here in central Florida, decks are popular additions to all types of homes. Decks are typically made of wood and raised up off of the ground to prevent flooding and pest issues. Screened decks allow residents to enjoy our beautiful weather all year long without being attacked by flying insects or covered with leaves and tree debris. This makes decks the perfect spot for entertaining, enjoying some quality time with the family, or for a few minutes of solitude. Read More

20 Dec

Why Choose LED Landscape Lighting?

When it comes to outdoor landscape lighting, LEDs (LED stands for the light emitting diode) has become the gold standard, and with good reasons. LED is simply superior to traditional lighting types, such as incandescent or CFLs, in almost every way. If you want a gorgeous outdoor lighting installation using high-quality LED bulbs, Decorating Elves should be your next call at 727-474-2628. Our expert team of lighting designers will work with you to create a stunning LED landscape lighting design that keeps heads turning all year long.  Read More

08 Dec

Benefits of Full-Service Lighting

Are you ready to install outdoor lighting, but not sure where to start? While a DIY lighting project might sound like a great way to spend a weekend, more often than not, the project becomes bigger and more complicated than originally thought. Skip the headache of doing it yourself and instead trust all your outdoor lighting needs to the professional at Decorating Elves! Read More

20 Nov

Festive Outdoor Christmas Light Ideas for Your Yard

Christmas is so close you can almost hear Santa’s sleigh bells jingling, so it’s crunch time on getting those outdoor holiday lights up. Here at Decorating Elves, Christmas lighting is where we got our start, so we’re always excited to get started stringing those icicle lights. In this post, we’ve got some serious Christmas lighting inspiration to get you in the holiday spirit! Read More

14 Nov

Should I Wrap My Oak Trees During Winter in Florida?

The winter months are approaching fast, and you may have already seen some people wrapping their trees and shrubbery with tree wraps, blankets, and quilts. But is tree wrapping an effective way to protect trees, especially tough trees like oaks, during the winter? Well, it depends on who you ask. While some profess the benefits of seasonal tree wrapping, others claim that it is unnecessary in Florida’s subtropical climate. Here, we’ll present the facts, so you can decide what’s right for your situation. Read More

15 Oct

The Difference Between Retail and Professional Christmas Lights

If you’re serious about your Christmas lights, then you know that using quality lighting is one of the most important things you can do for a jaw-dropping scene. C9 LED bulbs are the standard for professional lighting installations due to their high quality and exceptional functionality. There are several benefits to using these commercial-grade Christmas lighting in your setup, including: Read More