Because inflatables are such a great way to enjoy the holidays, it can be easy to get carried away with festive holiday cheer! However, for safety and practicality, you have to make sure that you don't buy inflatables that are too large (or too small) for your home.
A good way to start is by simply measuring the amount of room in your front yard that you have available. Mark off the parts of your yard that you will need to have accessible for everyday use, and then measure the rest of it - the part available for decoration - to see the approximate square footage that you'll be working with.
When you're shopping for inflatables, keep an eye on the dimensions section of the product details. Anything larger than the amount of space you have available should be dismissed without a second glance!
Wondering how to stay away from buying decorations that are too small? Decorations that are too small are a much more aesthetic issue than is buying decorations that are too big. Instead of making your yard difficult to navigate, you'll be looking at a holiday decor situation that can't be seen from the road.
To combat this, take out a few different items from your home that are of various sizes: for example, a bucket that's 18" high, an outdoor chair that's 3 feet tall, and so on. If you have friends or children that want to participate, this could be a fun way for them to help! Have them stand in your front yard approximately where you'd want holiday decorations to go (or place your props in those places).
Then, go stand across the street, and see what you're able to observe. If you can't easily see your props or friends, then you won't be able to easily see an inflatable with similar approximate dimensions. If this is the case, sizing up might be a good idea.