5 Christmas Decorating Ideas for Your Montana Home

Written By: Andrew Blanchford

Oct 19, 2023 8:40:41 AM

The holidays can be a relaxing and magical time of year here in Big Sky, MT. For many, it’s a chance to unwind and make meaningful family memories. There’s something really special about this time of year that tends to linger in our minds long after the season comes to a close.

It’s also a popular time for many second homeowners to arrive in town and begin enjoying their vacation home while they have some time off of work and school. People are here to soak in every minute of fun here in Montana.

If you are coming in for Christmas, you want your home to be holiday-ready

For that reason, you might be looking for some Christmas decorating ideas for your decorator. You want your home to be a magical destination that everyone can fully enjoy.

To get you started, here are a few Christmas decorating ideas to consider.

Christmas Decorating Ideas

When it comes to the holidays, you want both the indoors and the outdoors to be well-decorated. The most festive homes have a little bit of everything.

wreath and christmas tree decorated for holidays

#1: Incorporate the Perfect Christmas Tree

First and foremost, you know that the perfect Christmas tree is a key element of your holiday decor. 

large christmas tree decorated with lights and bulbsIf you’re going to be rolling into your vacation home just in time for the holidays, you might want the tree already up and ready to go. This is why it makes a lot of sense to have your tree installed and decorated by a Christmas decorating service. We can bring in and light your live Christmas tree so that it’s ready for you upon your arrival.

You can let your professional decorator know exactly what you’re looking for in terms of the “ideal tree.” We have brought in all different varieties of heights, though most average around 10- to 12-foot tall. The largest tree we brought into a home was 24 feet tall.

#2: String Live Garland Inside and Out

At Blanchford Landscape Group, we also do a lot of decorating work with live garland. On the exterior, we might use it to do a spiral wrap around a home’s railing. Sometimes we’ll also add lights to this.

live garland on windows for holiday decorLive garland can also be used to frame doorways or windows for a festive touch. Since we’re working with customized live garland, it can be designed to your liking. 

Garland also looks great inside of the home, particularly lining mantels or wrapping a stairway. It will give your home a magical holiday touch as your halls will be truly “decked” in the best way possible.

#3: Add Customized Wreaths

There’s nothing like a custom-made wreath hanging from your door to welcome you and your guests for the holidays. We love using greenery to create live wreaths as part of our professional Christmas decorating service.

wreath and garland around front of home for christmas decorationYou might also consider hanging a wreath over the fireplace, in windows or on a wall. We can create custom wreaths that fit the wants and needs of your home. This will not only give your home a magical holiday look…but a magical holiday smell, too. There’s nothing like the scent and feel of live greenery around the home for the holidays.

#4: Decorate with Holiday Houseplants

How do houseplants fit in with holiday decor? Well, there just so happens to be quite a few plants that make great options for the holidays. Poinsettias are one that might pop into your mind but they’re not your only option.

indoor plants on fireplace hearth and windowsillHere are a few other plants that fit well with additional Christmas decorating ideas.

  • Paper Whites: The Paper White Narcissus is a bulb commonly used as a potted plant around the winter holidays. They are very fragrant flowers and can brighten up an interior.

  • Amaryllis: The Amaryllis is a flowering tropical plant that grows from a bulb. It has been called the “Christmas flower” and has become synonymous with Christmastime because it can be grown indoors and bloom during November and December. The large blooms make them a lovely addition to holiday décor.

  • Norfolk Island Pine: The Norfolk Island Pine is commonly used as an indoor houseplant during the holidays as it can actually be decorated with some lights or even small ornaments. But even after the holidays have come and gone, this can be a lovely houseplant to keep around.

One of the best aspects of incorporating houseplants into your design is that they’ll continue to be an attractive interior addition, even after the holidays have passed. You really can’t go wrong with plantscaping around the home.

As we talk about in this article, indoor plants are a great way to soothe the winter blues.

#5: Let Your Home Shine Bright with Festive Lighting

Dazzling lights are one of the best ways to get you in the holiday spirit. A professional installation of outdoor lights can really make your home shine in an impressive way. It simply can’t compare to a DIY job.

outdoor lights on exterior of home and treesAt Blanchford Landscape Group, we are a franchisee of Christmas Decor, the nationally known holiday lighting experts. We love creating customized lighting designs as part of our Christmas decorating service. We utilize commercial-grade, LED lights that are designed to be a reflection of your personality and individual love of the holidays.

Working with a Montana Christmas Decorating Service

Having these services handled for you by a professional helps keep the magic in the holidays. All you have to do is show up and enjoy your season. It adds so much more relaxation to your holiday!

Getting the most out of a service like this boils down to making a wise choice. You want to work with a holiday decorator that you can trust to deliver the best possible results. You also want to make sure that you’re choosing someone you can trust. After all, they’ll be working in and around your home when you’re not there.

Just as you would before hiring any other service, take your time to do some research and get a good idea of what the company is all about.

At Blanchford Landscape Group, we are proud to have a long list of happy clients who have hired us for Christmas decorating services year after year. Instead of ending up with a mediocre holiday lighting job or interior decor, by choosing Blanchford Landscape Group, you’ll get a home that shines brilliantly and truly makes your holiday experience special. We believe that’s exactly what you deserve.

Are you ready to begin the process of creating a magical holiday display at your Montana home? Let’s connect and talk about your project. Then, we can meet and begin talking about your ideas.
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Topics: Holiday Decor

Posted by Andrew Blanchford

Andy grew up in southeast Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree from Pennsylvania State University in Landscape Contracting. He is a Certified Plant Professional and is the only Certified Landscape Industry Manager in Montana. When not at work he has fun with his family. He also enjoys travel, trail running, skiing, and the great Montana outdoors.