Whether you’re trying to seduce buyers or impress your staff, it is essential during Christmastime to keep your business looking its best. Luckily, it is easier now more than ever to keep your place of business in tip-top shape. Here’s how to give your workplace a facelift during Christmas — without cutting into your gift budget.
1. Keep it Simple.
Christmas decorations can be as simple or as elaborate as you want them to be. But oftentimes, when it comes to appeal, less is more. If you want to keep it tasteful, start with your business entrance. A few garlands can do the trick. Hang simple wreaths with nice bows that complement the colour scheme of your business front. Even adding something as basic as a holiday welcome sign can go a long way in creating an impression for customers.
- Examine Your Decorations
Before you get up on the roof and start putting up the Christmas lights, examine them. A lot of people like to go with alternating red and green light bulbs for their walls and roofs. But in the wrong hands, these can create a wacky, uninviting entrance. They can work, but whatever you do, make sure it all matches, and that it genuinely looks good, rather than just Christmassy.
The key is to take your time and avoid cutting corners whenever possible. When those lights switch on and blast out for everyone to see, any section where something is hanging down or improperly spaced will be glaringly obvious. To make your lights really pop, you don’t have to go crazy — a few high-quality, well-placed strands will always beat out a shitty overload of blinding colors. Though, of course, if you’re more of an enthusiast, go all-out! Just keep these basics in mind.
3. Put it all together.
Once everything is clean, your entrance is looking customer-ready, and your lights are finally all in place, you’re all set to go into the holiday season looking like the most festive business in town. Hook up your lights to a timer if you can, and set it to turn on just before the sun sets. If you look around, you will notice most people turn them on after it gets dark. But lighting them up in the “golden hour” can give your business place a warm, welcome glow.
Now that your work is done, sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour, knowing that even your hardest customers will change their tune. Just make sure not to rest for too long. After all, there are customers to look after!
The Rossa Team.