19 Apr

Outdoor Lighting Upgrades for Summer Entertaining

Lit up bamboo in pool area of high end residential home

As the temperature slowly creeps back up, Tampa Bay residents are pulling back the winter shades, dusting off the grills, and getting ready for long evenings with great friends. Here in Florida, the backyard is a gathering place for meals, celebrations, and casual hangouts all summer long, so it’s important for yours to look its very best! Upgrade your outdoor space this year with gorgeous outdoor lighting designed and installed by Tampa Bay’s premier outdoor lighting contractor – Decorating Elves. In this post, we’ll go over some of our favorite outdoor lighting upgrades to take your yard from boring to bombastic with outdoor lighting upgrades that will wow even the most discerning of house guests (in-laws included!). Read More

28 Mar

LED vs Halogen: Let’s Compare

LED lit tropical outdoor space

One of the biggest decisions a person needs to make when they make the choice to install an outdoor lighting display at their home or business is whether they want to use LED or halogen light bulbs and fixtures.Here in sunny Tampa Bay, people are always looking for the next best way to make their homes and businesses look great. Outdoor lighting plays a huge part in how these places look after dark, and can really shape how other people view that home or business in the future. In this post, we’ll explore different features of each lighting type, including their energy efficiency, durability, cost, and light quality to help you make an informed choice that is best for your location and budget. Read More

04 Mar

Light Up Your Waterfront: The Ideal Time for Dock Lighting

Long beautifully lit dock to boat deck

As the chill of winter fades and the warmth of spring beckons, March marks the perfect time for Floridians to consider enhancing their outdoor spaces, especially those lucky enough to boast a waterfront. Dock lighting isn’t just a practical addition for safety and accessibility; it’s a transformative element that elevates the beauty and enjoyment of your waterfront property. And when it comes to installation, there’s no team more equipped to illuminate your evenings than Decorating Elves. Read More

16 Feb

The Bright Side of LED: A 7-Year Journey of Efficiency

Hey there, lighting enthusiasts! Let’s talk about LED bulbs – those little marvels that have revolutionized the way we light up our lives. They’re not just about saving the planet one bulb at a time; they’re about bringing efficiency and longevity to our lighting systems. With a lifespan that can stretch up to 7 years, it’s time to consider whether your lighting system is due for a well-deserved upgrade. Read More

10 Feb

What is Turtle & Wildlife Friendly Lighting?

Outdoor lighting is a vital part of your home or business’ exterior image, providing beauty and safety. However, lighting can be very disruptive to the environment if not designed and installed with care, discretion, and consideration. Here in Tampa Bay, where our ecosystems are rich and diverse, we must consider the impact of urban development and the lighting that goes with it. If eco-conscious design is your vibe, then turtle and wildlife-friendly lighting is for you. At Decorating Elves, we provide lighting solutions that both beautify your outdoor spaces and keep nature in mind. Read More

05 Feb

PMP Appointments: What Matters

Pathway lighting in a landscaped yard

Where do your PMP (Preventive Maintenance Program) appointments come into play? Have you ever noticed how the right lighting can completely transform a space? Whether it’s your cozy backyard or the grand façade of a business, outdoor landscape and architectural lighting isn’t just about illumination – it’s an art. And like any masterpiece, it needs regular care to keep shining bright. Read More

13 Jan

Turning Oak and Palm Trees into Nighttime Stars in Tampa Bay!

Beautifully uplit trees in pool area of St. Petersburg, FL home

Hey there, luminous enthusiasts! ✨ Ready to bid farewell to those holiday lights but not quite ready to let go of the sparkle? Well, buckle up because we’ve got a bright idea for you – lighting up those majestic oak and palm trees in Tampa Bay with some dazzling minis and up-lights that’ll make your landscape the talk of the town, year-round! Read More

12 Dec

What is Moonlighting for Your Outdoor Space?

backyard pond with moon lighting

Moonlighting, a unique and elegant lighting technique, can transform your outdoor space into a serene and captivating area, perfect for both residential and commercial properties. But what exactly is moonlighting and how does it enhance your outdoor environment? This post explores the magical world of moonlighting, its benefits, and how Decorating Elves, a premier outdoor lighting design and installation company, can help Tampa Bay property owners bring this enchanting illumination to their living and entertainment spaces. Read More

04 Dec

Illuminate Your Holidays with LED Christmas Magic!

High end year round LED outdoor lighting on a two story home

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to spread the festive cheer than by transforming your home into a winter wonderland of LED Christmas lights- but  all year round? At Decorating Elves in Clearwater, FL, we’re ready to sprinkle some magic with our low voltage LED outdoor lighting – the perfect Christmas present for your home. Read More