Winter Wonderland – Heber Home Furnishings
Turn Winter to Wonderland – Heber Home Furnishings
Adorn Your Outdoor Space
BY STEVE PHILLIP
Winter is warmly welcomed in Heber Valley and in such an picturesque setting, creative residents decorate their yards, decks and windows with captivating, colorful displays. And that doesn’t just mean holiday décor. Make your outdoor space a wonderland all season long.
The first order of business is to invest in a sturdy snowblower or hire a service to keep your sidewalks, porches and decks clear of snow. Alternatively, consider covering outdoor entertainment areas with artificial turf or outdoor area rugs. Doing so makes clearing snow easier.
Front porches and windows are ideal for creative winter decor. Traditional evergreen wreaths adorning front doors, coupled with winter-themed welcome mats or hand-painted welcome signs are endearing and inviting. Hang rustic planters filled with artificial plants and berries from window sills as well. As outdoor enthusiasts, vintage winter skis, toboggans or sleds, firmly attached to exterior walls, make a cheerful statement. Nature lovers may choose to display statues or paintings of moose, bald eagles and other mountain wildlife.
Many homes in the area have backyard decks just waiting for winter wardrobes. Seating and lounging furniture, hardy enough to endure harsh winters, are essential to a successful winter soiree. Sturdy couch cushions and pillows add personality and color to the atmosphere.
Among the most popular backyard accouterments are outdoor fire pits. These come in a variety of sizes, shapes and price tags. Fueled by propane or natural gas, they’re perfect for attracting a backyard gathering on cold winter nights.
Solar-powered lights and lanterns shed light on an outdoor scene. Flanking walkways, decks, fences and foliage with hanging strands of multi-colored LED lights illuminate any scene. Flameless candles, scattered liberally around entertainment areas, are safe and tasteful. And who says artificial holiday trees only belong indoors for a few weeks a year. Bring them outside and wrap them with colorful lights and waterproof ribbons. Add winter or ski ornaments and position them at the corners of any deck to frame the scene all winter long.
For a magical effect, melodic wind chimes come alive when gentle winds waft through the yard. To really bring life to any winter porch, hang well-stocked bird feeders to attract finches, pine siskins, black-capped chickadees and other common wintering birds. Top off the winter ambiance by strategically spreading evergreen boughs and pine cones throughout.
Decorate your outdoor space for winter with help from these local experts:
360 W. Alpinhof Court, Midway
Country Gardens & Nursery
1401 S. US 189, Heber City
Fernweh Lifestyle Co.
260 E. Main Street, Midway
480 N. Main St., Heber City
St. Lawrence Thrift Store
84 S. 100 W., Heber City