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Christmas Lighting Tips to Make Your Home Dazzle This Year!

Christmas Lighting Tips to Make Your Home Dazzle This Year!

Want to create a sparkling light display this holiday season? Here are our top tips to give your home an envy-worthy appeal this Christmas.  

What Types of Light Should You Pick?

One question people often struggle with as they start planning for their Christmas decorations is: What type of lights should I go with? Should I opt for something classic and cheery such as colour lights or all-white lights?

Well, the answer is simple. You can pick either. Neither white lights nor multicolour lights have any downsides, so it all boils down to what you like better.

All-white classic Christmas lights give a timeless look, whereas multicolour lights are more fun. If you are someone who likes to maintain a traditional feel to their Christmas decorations, white lights are perfect for you. In contrast, if you want to create complex colour designs or incorporate a jazzy colour theme, multicolour lights are ideal for you.

Cool Vs Warm White Lights

Should you pick cool white lights or warm white LED light bulbs?

Like the previous question, this one too doesn’t have a right or wrong answer. It all depends on your preferences. Whichever option you pick, but do not mixing cool white and warm white lights in the same area is a big no-no.

Where should you hang Christmas lights?

Okay, so now that you have sorted the kind of light you want, it’s time to get down to the heart of the matter: What are the best places to hang Christmas lights?

When it comes to selecting areas for hanging Christmas lights, always remember this golden rule: You can hang them wherever they will nicely accentuate the best features of your home.

Some of the most common places for Christmas lights are:

  • Front door
  • Outer railing of your garden
  • Bay windows
  • Eaves
  • Roof edges
  • Either side of the front path

Throw in a few modern illumination touches

Even if you are happy with traditional picks, it might be a good idea give your lighting decoration a few modern touches. A horde of new lighting options are available, so your options are not restricted to only white or multicolour lights. How about using trending options such as snowflakes or some other lighting novelty? They can add a special touch to your Christmas decorations this year.

One novelty lighting strategy that is getting popular by the day is the use of a holiday light projector, which allows you to direct one light toward your home and an illustration (Santa, snowman, or snowflake) or hundreds of small coloured dots onto your house’s exterior.

Some other modern lighting trends worth giving a shot are large-bulb lights and colour-changing and animated lights. You can use both or one of them. Large-bulb lights can give a space a retro-like feel, while colour-changing lights help create a dramatic effect.

Need some more inspiration? Here are some of our top Christmas lighting ideas to help you decorate your home this year. Once you have zeroed in on the ones you would like to use, don’t forget to shop the top-quality outdoor lights to transform your ideas into reality.   

  • Frame your front door

Wrapping attractive outdoor lights around a Christmas garland and hanging it right about your front door can give your lighting a festive touch, besides improving the curb appeal.

  • Decorate your roof

Placing outdoor lights right below the overhang above your front entrance is another thing you can do this year to take up your lighting decorations up a notch.

  • Dont forget to decorate the front porch

If you have a wooden railing around your front porch, consider placing small garlands on it and decorating them with decorative lights.

  • Brighten up the balcony

Use LED light bulbs with hanging lanterns to make your balcony look more attractive and give your home a welcoming, warm look. Should you use large or small lanterns? Well, that’s entirely up to you since both can do the job. The general rule is that small lanterns are a better option when the space is limited.

Don’t want to use lanterns? If lanterns are not your thing, how about using fancy round LED bulbs instead? They look equally attractive, if not more.

  • Lit up the backyard

String lights are obvious choice for lighting up a backyard. You can install them in various ways, like wrapping them around the trees, hanging them between two wooden sticks, draping them over a pool (if you have one) etc.

  • Lit up your windows

Dimmable LED lights are a perfect choice for lighting up your windows. Alternatively, you can use Christmas rope lights, which are available in a range of colours and shapes.

  • Decorate your outdoor sitting area

Last but not the least, don’t forget the outdoor sitting area. You can use string lights to lit it up or can opt for LED multicolour ball lights, which can be hanged anywhere without extension cords.