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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

15 Aug

How Decorating Elves Got Started and Achieved Success

decoative elvesDecorating Elves might be one of Tampa Bay’s premier landscape and holiday lighting designers today, but its beginnings were much more humble

It all started back in 2002 when Nick Schriver was still a student at Ohio State University. Even though he was deep into his landscape architecture and business studies, he couldn’t help but notice how stressed everyone was about putting up holiday lighting. As a way to make some extra cash and use some of his knowledge of landscape architecture, Nick started offering to put up holiday lighting displays in his spare time. In no time, his schedule was completely booked and he even had to hire extra help! Nick never imagined his side hustle would turn into an accomplished career as one of Central Florida’s elite outdoor lighting contractors. Read More

10 Aug

Top Outdoor Lighting Trends in 2021

outdoor lighting trendLike so many things post-COVID, outdoor lighting trends have drastically changed over the past year. Numerous people started investing in their homes more than ever in 2020; suddenly unused patios were nightly hangouts, abandoned decks were given new life, family barbecues became common again, and everyone realized the importance of functional, attractive outdoor lighting. We expect this passion for landscape lighting to continue through 2021 with these top outdoor lighting trends: Read More

15 Jul

The Importance Of Proper Commercial Outdoor Lighting

Commercial Outdoor LightingLighting is an essential but often overlooked part of running a business. Outdoor lighting is especially critical because your space’s exterior is the first thing a potential customer sees. You don’t want your outdoor lighting to give the impression that you don’t care about your business. Proper commercial outdoor lighting is crucial because it:

  • Keeps your customers and employees safe.

Outdoor spaces need to be well-lit, especially when it is dark outside. Well-lit commercial space is less prone to crimes such as mugging and assaults. Proper commercial lighting will not leave your customers or employees vulnerable to someone hiding in the shadows. Read More

15 Apr

Light Features for a Stunning Outdoor Display

Summer is right around the corner, which means there’s never been a better time to make the most of the outdoors. Whether you have a huge three acre backyard or a small deck or patio, use these strategic outdoor lighting techniques to transform the look and feel of your exterior space. 

The Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting adds a unique atmosphere and appearance to your exterior space. With the right professional design, your outdoor space can take on a life of its own in the dark and offer a totally different look and feel than it does in the daytime. Accenting architectural features, highlighting textures, and emphasizing focal points can transform the entire space.  Read More