Office Holiday Decorating Ideas

The holidays are a special time of year that encourage kindness with thoughts of sharing and giving. It’s a great time to decorate your office and share the holiday season with fellow workers that you see each day throughout the year.

Take a look at three office holiday decorating ideas that are sure to create holiday spirit.

Create a Holiday Theme

To give your office a more uniform look during the holidays, create a holiday theme so decorations don’t get too crazy.

Whether you choose a traditional theme with garlands, wreaths and tinsel or a humorous theme with the Grinch and funny elves, themed decorations will keep the office environment more organized.

Come up with 5 to 10 themes that everyone likes, drop them in a hat, then draw one. Once you’ve chosen the general theme, have each office worker contribute some type of decorations. There are many holiday theme ideas, so this is an easy approach to office holiday decorating.

Deck the Cubicles

Many office environments are made up of cubicles that create a private work station for each employee. They create a maze with pathways that lead around the office, but it’s usually difficult to see into each cubicle. Decorating the outside of the cubicles is the best way to create holiday decorations that the entire office can enjoy.

Each employee can decorate their own cubicle with a handmade wreath, garland, ornaments, ribbons and bows, a string of lights, or holiday wrapping paper. If they want, they can also decorate the inside of their cubicle with a small decorated tree or plant and personal holiday decorations.

Decorate the Lobby

If your building has a lobby, this is the perfect place for large and elaborate holiday decorations. If appropriate, start with a large tree that can be filled with beautiful decorations like glass or colorful ornaments, luxurious velvet ribbons, gold or silver garland, and flickering lights.

Have employees bring fake presents, wrapped empty boxes, for underneath the tree.

If there’s room, line the entrance to the building with pots of poinsettias and artificial snow.

What a great way to boost curb appeal and company morale!

According to Forbes and Inc. Magazine, employees who feel a personal connection to their workplace are happier and more productive.

Decorating the office for the holidays creates a homelike environment that’s welcoming and comfortable where employees feel a sense of personal attachment and enjoyment.

Top Office Holiday Decorating Ideas

Decorations for domestic homes and those for corporate offices are similar especially during the festive seasons. However, for corporate offices, it requires a little more thought because the decorations should match the firm’s brand as well as bringing up the festive mood. You must bring out the connotations of your brand when decorating the premises.

Trees and Plants

These are the commonly used displays for holidays and their placements depend on the space available. Larger trees are used for the reception or the lobby areas to create that first impression for the visitors. If you do not have time to decorate the tree, always consider buying a pre-fluffed tree, fully decorated that will be delivered to your premises.

Red and green poinsettias, though nowadays come in different color combinations, are also common additions that bring great expression just like the tree. It is good to have a professional transport the plants on your behalf as they require extra care due to their susceptibility to cold.

Lighting and scenting

These are the ones that make the holidays alive and their use have evolved over the recent years tremendously. Use of LED lights is now popular as they are more durable and energy efficient. You can add the different combinations of colors on the staircases, escalators, ceilings, on different parts of the walls and the Christmas tree.

Scenting is more to decorations and can be achieved by making mulled wine and buying pine-cones. Appropriate scents like a scent of pine trees to the artificial Christmas tree will make the customers or the employees feel at the right place during the festive season.

Bows, swags and ornaments

To improve the look on the walls, ceilings and the Christmas trees, you can add some decorations. Choose simple color schemes. Place bows, baubles, ornaments and other ornaments on the tree making various shapes to make the look match the brand of your company.

It is believed that 19.2% of annual sales in the U.S. are reflected during the holidays. Embracing the occasion together with the employees by ensuring that you bring the brand and the theme of the occasion clearly means that you are likely to reap the best from the customers. In addition, the employees will feel appreciated and this will translate to increased production.

Top Commercial Christmas Decorations

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Christmas decorating for commercial businesses, hotels, and offices is huge task to say the least. For these larger spaces, it only makes sense for a professional decorating team to do the job. A commercial decorator has access to the tools and supplies needed to add the beauty and cheer of the holiday season to a business.

This is a sure way to attract more customers, brighten the mood for employees, and create an overall feeling of joy at this magical time of year.

When decorating in a commercial space there are some commercial Christmas decorations that are essential in creating the festive feeling of the season.

Commercial Christmas Decorations

Christmas Trees

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Christmas Trees are the number one decoration that is almost always expected during the holidays. Trees of all sizes adorned with lovely ornaments in many bright colors or beautiful neutrals like white, silver, and gold are the sign of the season.

Real evergreen or faux pine wreaths are hung on doors, walls, railings, and other open spaces bringing even more of the ever popular look of evergreens inside. Often times, wreaths are sprinkled with ornaments or bows simply adding to the charm of this decoration.

Outdoor Christmas Lights

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Lights are a top choice for commercial Christmas decorations. The twinkle and glow of lights create the magical feeling you want to have during the holiday season. Lights usually fill Christmas trees bringing them to life. Lights can also be hung on wreaths, railings, and around doorways.

Learn about the benefits of LED lighting for the holidays.

Other Commercial Christmas Decorations

Garlands of different kinds are hung along stair railings, over doorways, windows, and around the perimeter of a room.  Garlands can be made of evergreen, festive fruits and berries, shiny ornaments, and other items.

Beautiful bows in pretty seasonal colors add a lovely touch to holiday décor. They can be hung on trees, wreaths, windows, on gift boxes, and anywhere that needs that extra touch of Christmas cheer.  Bows can be small and simple or grand and fancy.

Holiday floral and berries are a wonderful additions to any commercial Christmas decorations. Arrangements with wintry colored flowers and berries are often set on tables, desks, in baskets, and large planters near doorways. Poinsettias are a popular flower during the holidays and are quite lovely.

You cannot go wrong by adding some of these top commercial Christmas decorations to a business place. Hiring a commercial decorating team to do it for you will make your holiday season easier and much brighter.

Interested in making an impact this holiday with these commercial Christmas decorations? Download our free idea guide or contact us now.

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Benefits of LED Lighting Part II

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In an effort to help office managers, property managers, and hotel managers prepare for the holidays, we are doing a series on the benefits of LED lighting. Download this free LED Christmas Lights whitepaper, which features the entire series.

Last time, we briefly touched on the benefits of LED lighting for the holidays and how LED lights actually do save you money.

Today, let’s dive in a little deeper into the benefits, so you can really understand why making the investment is so worth it.

Benefits of LED lighting

Energy Consumption

First and foremost, LED bulbs are 90% more efficient and demand 10% of the energy required by incandes- cent bulbs.

Light Emitting Diodes are resistors of electrical current with the byproduct being visible light.

LED’s are far more efficient in their conversion of electricity to visible light because little to no energy is lost in the form of heat.

Because LED bulbs generate little heat in their resistance of electricity, very little power is lost with a much higher percentage going directly into generating light and that is what significantly reduces their electricity demands equating to the low cost of operation.

Longevity & Durability

The longevity of LED light sets come in the form of two factors — their astonishingly long lamp life rating and the inherent durability of how LED light bulbs are constructed.

Perhaps an even greater advantage for cost savings with LED’s beyond their incredible energy efficiency is the length of their lamp life rating or lifespan coupled with the durability their components.

In other words, they don’t burn out and they just don’t break.

Incandescent light bulbs use a fragile filament that heats up and glows to produce light while LED’s use a diode to convert electricity into visible light—hence the name, Light Emitting Diode.

LED’s are solid-state devices encased in plastic with no delicate components they are highly resistant to dam- age caused by vibration which is a leading cause of early bulb failure in incandescent lamps. Because LED bulbs are constructed with epoxy lenses and not glass they are immensely more rigid than incandescent bulbs. Most LED bulb housings are molded directly to the wire strands and are impervious to moisture and resistant to extreme temperatures. They last longer and resist breakage so you will not need to replace them with near the frequency you would of incandescent sets.

Learn about all the benefits of LED lighting in this free whitepaper. Thinking about decorating your commercial space for the holidays? You can also check out this free holiday decorating ideas guide with example of our Seasonscapes line of business.

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