The Dos and Don'ts of Commercial Christmas Decorating

When it comes to decorating your commercial space for the Christmas season, there are several things to keep in mind. If you have a large office, mall, or event center that you would like to decorate for the holidays, here are a few Dos and Don'ts to follow to make sure your display comes out looking its holiday best!



  • Pick a theme and stick to it
    Having a single decor theme running throughout your space will give your holiday decorations a smoother flow and avoid looking hodgepodge in design. A single design theme will give your display greater impact, too!
  • Choose your focal points
    Before purchasing or placing any major decor pieces, study your property and determine which areas you want to emphasize. You can then bring greater visual interest to these areas by placing large design elements or "statement pieces" within them, or adding dramatic lighting. Remember, not every area of your display needs to be a focal point. 
  • Use LED lighting
    Save money, save energy, and save yourself the time of replacing burned out bulbs or worrying about a potential fire hazard. LED lighting is the best choice for any commercial decorating project. Click here to check out our article on LED lighting for more information.
  • Grow your collection
    Commercial decorations don't have to break the bank. A great way to minimize the impact of decor on your budget is by picking a theme that can easily be added onto year after year. For example, you might start with a small Santa scene, with a simple throne and a few large candy cane sculptures. In subsequent seasons, you might add reindeer, elves or other complementary pieces. With this approach, you can spread out the cost of your holiday decor while adding freshness and excitement to your display, year after year. 


  • Procrastinate
    Start looking for your Christmas decorations around mid-Summer. This will save you tons of time, money and headache. Getting an early start on your holiday display will allow you to find the perfect decorations to match your theme without having to pay rush shipping or expedited fabrication charges during the busy season.
  • Clutter
    Adding too much decor to your property can make it feel cluttered and un-tidy.  Spread out your holiday decor to create a nice, even flow. Sometimes, less is more!
  • Decorate only one area
    While choosing a single focal point for your holiday display is not a bad thing, you don't want to leave out the rest of your property. Choose smaller focal pieces to place throughout your property to create flow and tie everything together. One overly-decorated room or area can seem out of place.

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