- 1 Decorate the Roof
- 2 Decorate an Outdoor Christmas Tree
- 3 Place Motifs in Your Yard
- 4 Outline the Walkways with Lights
- 5 Create Christmas Messages with Mini Lights
- 6 Wrap Your Yard Trees in Lights
- 7 Decorate Your Front Door
- 8 Ornament Your Porch
- 9 Illuminate Your Staircase
- 10 Add Twinkle Lights to Your Hallway
- 11 Dedicate a Hall in the Foyer to Lights
- 12 Decorate Your Fireplace
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Christmas is upon us, and it is time to start planning your decorations. It’s probably still too soon to actually start decorating but you may want to get all the lighting and ornamentations beforehand.
And so you don’t spend too much time on thinking, we’ve picked a few ideas for you to gain inspiration from!
Decorate the Roof
Decorating the roof with colorful bulbs is a classic Christmas lighting idea. It’s a great way to make your house stand out, so you definitely should try it out.
Decorating the roof is a rather uneasy thing to do though. In fact, it possibly is the most difficult Christmas decoration job because you would have to move up and down a lot, not to mention that you’ll need to think about safety precautions.
A good idea would also be to install LED or other energy-saving decoration bulbs, so keep that in mind as well.
Decorate an Outdoor Christmas Tree
Adding a Christmas tree to your yard is another excellent lighting idea. It is much easier to do than roof decoration, but it will still brighten up your entire yard.
If your yard has evergreen trees, then great, you would only need to add lighting to them! If not, you would need to think about bringing an artificial tree or whatnot to your backyard.
When decorating the Christmas tree, make sure to string the lights throughout the branches rather than just drape the exterior branches. This would make the tree look brighter. And also make sure to choose a color scheme that fits your overall decoration theme!
Place Motifs in Your Yard
An exciting Christmas decoration idea is installing illuminated motifs in your yard. They come in different shapes and sizes and can also be animated. There are lots of different motifs to choose from like elves, angels, or deer, so you could certainly find one that will perfectly fit your yard’s size and decorating style.
Outline the Walkways with Lights
Illuminating your walkway is surely a great idea of making a welcoming path to your front door. Besides, the plentitude of yard decorations may confuse your guests, so you may want to guide them towards the front door.
A good way of outlining your walkway is installing light strings on stakes. Depending on the depth of the snow, you will need to choose appropriate stakes that won’t get covered in snow.
Alternatively, you could install starlight stakes along your walkways. Some starlight stakes can be adjusted in height, so you will be able to make sure that they are above the snow.
Create Christmas Messages with Mini Lights
Why not spell out “Merry Christmas” or any other Christmas message in your yard to make it more eye-catching and welcoming?
You could make the words as small or large as you like. Also, you could use lights contrasting with the decorations of your yard to make the Christmas message stand out more.
Wrap Your Yard Trees in Lights
Why stop at just decorating a Christmas tree? You could go ahead and decorate every tree in your yard with Christmas lights! Pretty much any tree can be wrapped in lights whether it is bare or full.
You should start decorating the trees from the trunk up to the limbs, but don’t cover every single limb. Do just enough to make the tree stand out in the darkness.
Decorate Your Front Door
The front door is often the first place that meets the eye of your guests. It is the focal point of your home, so you might want to make it stand out even more by decorating it.
There are plenty of ways for you to decorate your door for Christmas. You could use garlands, greenery, regular bulbs, wreaths, and anything else to enliven your door. An excellent idea would be placing lighted motifs next to the door if the layout of your porch allows you that.
Don’t over-decorate your front door though because you and your guests will be using it, right?
Ornament Your Porch
Aside from your front door, you might also want to ornament your porch to help you accentuate the front door more and also fill in some gaps in the design. And besides, an illuminated porch will add to the overall look of your Christmas décor.
You could do a lot of things to decorate your porch. The bigger your porch, the more options you would have.
First of all, you may want to decorate your porch railings. Just like it was with the front door, you could use greenery, garlands, and lights to accentuate the front of your house, but you’ll have much more decorating opportunities. The railing could be decorated with a wide variety of icicle lights, garland lights, and mini string lights.
If your porch has a frame with columns, then you should probably decorate them as well. With the columns, you would be able to use hanging decorations like snowflakes, starlight spheres, and Moravian stars. And you could also use regular Christmas decoration lights.
Illuminate Your Staircase
The interior should be decorated as well, right? Placing Christmas ornaments inside your home is a subtler task because you need to add just the right amount of decorations not to feel overwhelmed.
Anyway, illuminating your staircases is the first thing you may want to do. You could match the ornamentation of the staircase with your porch, but make sure not to overdo it.
Add Twinkle Lights to Your Hallway
To add a little magic to your home, place twinkle lights on the ceiling of your hallway. You could go even further and install some in your kids’ bedrooms. They’ll certainly like it!
Dedicate a Hall in the Foyer to Lights
Decorate Your Fireplace
Another classical Christmas lighting idea is illuminating and decorating your fireplace. An excellent way to do so is placing a Christmas message above it. You could also hang garlands and wreaths on and over it. Or maybe you would want to fill a basket with glowing toys and place it next to the fireplace.