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One of Scott's creations. Photo: Cutting edge lawn.

Expert advice for decorating your home for Christmas

With the early wintery weather this year, many homeowners are a little behind schedule in their outdoor Christmas decorating.

If that sounds like you, outdoor home maintenance expert Scott Shippy has some advice and he says there’s still time to make your home festive.
“There are a lot of choices in the stores these days and it’s easy to get lost in the selection,” says Shippy, whose business decorates homes large and small across the Kansas City Metro. “Figure out what you are going for and then concentrate on that. The main thing is don’t get distracted from your vision.”

Shippy offers some simple outdoor decorating guidelines to get you started.

1. Go for a clean, uncluttered design

Blanketing your lawn and landscaping with too many colors and themes can create a “Griswold” effect. Keep your look simple and classic for a more attractive look that is safer and more cost-effective too.

2. Keep your focus

Stand at a little distance from your home and see it the way neighbors and passersby see it. Choose the features that really stand out and then decide how to highlight them for the holidays. Drape the front door with garland and twinkling lights, make a walkway or circular drive pop with welcoming lighting, wrap a front entry with festive greenery, or cover a stately evergreen with lights.

3. Complete the look

With your focal point design in mind, look for ways to enhance other areas of your yard and home. Add subtle hints of color to add interest and depth to your plan, or simply outline windows and rooflines for a warm and welcoming look.

“If time is of the essence and you can’t squeeze it in soon, it’s also not to late to call in reinforcements,” says Shippy.


Scott Shippy

“Our experienced team can show up with what you need, install it in a flash using state-of-the-art electrical connections and you’ll be lighting up the neighborhood come nightfall,” he says.
Shippy says they can work with you to come up with a unique look and then implement that plan, maintain the display throughout the Chrimtas season, and remove and store the lights and décor when the holidays are over.

Cutting Edge, which provides other services throughout the year, has a full-service solution that will brighten the holidays for you, your family, your guests and the whole neighborhood.

If the convenience of using a professional holiday decorating service appeals to you, it’s wise to act quickly, says Shippy. The demand for these services is growing, and installation dates are filling up earlier each year. Shippy’s business helps hundreds of homeowners decorate their homes and businesses each season, using exclusive professional-grade lighting and décor options not available to the everyday consumer. The result is a sparkling display that makes homes and businesses shine with the spirit of the holidays.

For information call Scott at  816-220-3714 or 816-985-0999 or visit his company online at www.cuttingedge.com