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

18 Mar

Great Ways to Add Outdoor Lighting This Spring

Now that winter is finally fading away, get ready to be outside again with beautiful outdoor lighting for your home and business

Why add outdoor lights to your home and business?

  • Outdoor lighting is a great way to extend your day during early spring and late fall when temperatures are pleasant but the sun sets early. Whether it’s to extend your business hours or just enjoy your home’s patio later into the night, outdoor lighting helps you maximize the use of your property.
  • Outdoor lighting adds an extra layer of security to your property’s existing crime-prevention plan. Keep your friends, family, visitors, and customers safe by illuminating walkways and entryways while also limiting your liability if there is an accident.
  • Outdoor lighting adds value to any property by boosting its curb appeal and helping you stand out amongst the competition. The attention to detail and design will not go unnoticed by potential buyers and will be reflected in your final sale price.

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20 Feb

Staying Safe is a Top Priority at Decorating Elves

When you’re planning to add outdoor or holiday lighting to your property, you want to be sure that the contractor you choose is experienced, reputable, and safe. The last thing you want is an accident on your property due to poor safety measures by an inexperienced contractor. Not only will this add time and cost to your outdoor lighting project, but it can also lead to serious financial implications if the contractor is not properly licensed or insured! Read More

20 Jan

New Year’s Resolutions for Outdoor Living

Here in Florida, we have the perfect climate for outdoor life, from playing sports on the beach to relaxing in your own backyard. Make a New Year’s resolution to take control of your outdoor space with an intentional plan for improvement in 2022!

Create Comfort Outside

Your lawn may be green and lush, but unless you have somewhere to sit out there, how can you enjoy it? Make a plan for an outdoor living space that brings comfort and joy together for your family. Go simple with a covered patio and bench seating, or go all out with a screened patio enclosure complete with seating, a fire pit, and maybe even a hot tub! Think about what activities will bring more happiness to your life, and then build your outdoor space around that. Did someone say outdoor kitchen? Read More

10 Nov

What Makes Decorating Elves Awesome!

We Bring Joy

There aren’t many jobs out there that allow you to spread joy and cheer all over your local community, but at Decorating Elves, that’s what we do every single day!

No one can resist the allure of bright, candy-colored Christmas lights illuminating a home and yard with dazzling holiday displays. With a holiday display designed and built by Decorating Elves, even adults will stare with the same awe-struck wonder of a child. Read More

22 Oct

Recognition Earned by Decorating Elves

It’s no secret that Decorating Elves’ work has been featured in media and publications nationwide. When you establish yourself as one of Tampa Bay’s premier outdoor and holiday lighting businesses, word gets around. We’d like to take a moment to mention those companies and outlets that have recognized us as an industry leader and shared our work with their audiences.

Brand Features

Decorating Elves’ project photos have been graciously featured by the following brands: Read More

25 Sep

Why It is Important for Your Business to Have General Liability Insurance

It’s every business owner’s nightmare… your team is doing a routine job they’ve done thousands of times before, but this time, something goes wrong. Installing basic equipment leads to a water line puncture, spilling hundreds, or even thousands, of gallons of water into your customer’s home. After you’ve scrambled to cut the water off and take time to survey the damage, you suddenly remember and breathe a sigh of relief…

You’re covered by your business’ general liability policy. The policy that you’ve paid the premium on for years but never had to actually use could eventually save you from paying thousands of dollars for your customer’s home repair costs. Read More

15 Sep

Create Spooky Halloween Decor with Professional Lighting

It’s that time of year again! The temperature is dropping (well, sort of) and the smell of pumpkin spice lattes and bonfires fills the air. Before you start making Thanksgiving or Christmas plans, don’t forget about the most fun and scary holiday of them all, Halloween!

Just because Decorating Elves started with Christmas light displays doesn’t mean that we don’t know a thing or two about the spooky, devilish decorations that make trick-or-treating so fun! Keep the neighborhood kids on their toes with black, orange, and purple lighting that bumps to your favorite Halloween beats (“Monster Mash”, anyone?), terrifying zombies that pop out of nowhere, and evil witches ready to boil any passerby in their cauldrons. What could be more exciting than seeing the fear, followed by the joy, on trick-or-treater’s faces when they step into your yard? Read More

24 Aug

Brighten Up Your Life with a Job at Decorating Elves

Brighten Up Your LifeFew jobs give you the opportunity to literally make your community more beautiful, but that’s exactly what we do here at Decorating Elves. With help from people just like you, we take dark and drab outdoor spaces and transform them into dazzling light displays. With the holiday season quickly approaching, we need talented light installers more than ever. 

While working for Decorating Elves, you’ll travel all over Tampa Bay to install outdoor lighting setups designed by our experts. Since each project we do is different, you won’t have to worry about becoming bored with repetitive work. Today might be a job installing sidewalk lights at a residence, while tomorrow might be installation of an elaborate holiday display for a commercial building. There’s never a dull moment when you’re illuminating the entire central Gulf coast. Read More