It’s around the Thanksgiving season when people start thinking about how they want to decorate their homes in time for Christmas. If you are one of them, then you probably already have a pretty good idea about how you’d like to beautify the interior of your house. But what about the exterior of it?
One of the best ways to make the outside of your home look like it’s full of holiday cheer is to trim it with some Christmas lights. If you’d like a few ideas on how to illuminate your house in all sorts of brilliant ways, here are five that will help to inspire you:
Have fun with your front door. Everyone who comes to your house is probably going to enter through your front door. So why not add a bit of sparkle by trimming it with some small white lights? You can even add a few to a wreath that’s hanging on your front door, too. For some other creative ways to decorate the exterior of your front door for the holidays, visit DIY Network and put “ways to decorate your front door for the holidays” in the search field. For some tips on how to make your own wreath, visit Woo Home and put “DIY Christmas wreath ideas” in the search field.
Put lights on greenery only. A classic way to light up your house is to string some lights on your trees and bushes. It’s best to look for the kind that have green cords attached to them. That way, the lights can blend seamlessly into the leaves. Also, a visually stunning alternative for your flower beds are to create a few “burning bushes.” All you need is a planter, some top soil, a few branches and dried weeds, and some of your old tangled lights. Stack them all in the planter to make a “bush” that illuminates beautifully.
Look for lights with unique shapes. Speaking of greenery, if you want to add a bit of a different look to your trees and bushes, rather than using lights that come in the shape of small circles, opt for ones that come in distinct geometric shapes instead. For instance, plug-in Moravian stars will add a sophistication that will cause visitors and neighbors alike to take a second look. For tips on how to hang them from your trees, visit HGTV and put “trees with Moravian stars” in the search field.
Light up your walkway. There are two benefits that come with adding lights to your walkway. One is that it’s another wonderful way to decorate the outside of your house. Another is that it can serve as a safety precaution as people are walking towards your house at night. Actually, the holiday season can be a really good reason to install some lights year-round to your walkway. For some lighting ideas, visit Houzz and put “walkway lighting design ideas” in the search field or contact a landscaping company in your area.
Add a few candles. Say that you were to speak with someone at WowLights Productions about some other Christmas light ideas for your home. They might mention a decorative items that are heavily used during the holidays: candles. While they’re traditionally reserved for interior use, that doesn’t mean that they have to only sit on your coffee table or mantle. By going to a local arts and crafts store to pick up some glass cylinders and then placing a cranberry-colored candle inside of each one (along with some red and silver glass beads), you’ll have a softly-lit look for your porch or planters too. Happy Holidays!