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

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

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