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Design Tips For Your Outdoor Christmas Lights

It’s time to deck the halls (or your home) with bounds of Christmas lights! But before you do, there are a few design tips to help you decorate.

Create a Focal Point

Pick a point on your house or in your yard to define. This will be the main area for your decorations. For example, you can use your front door or even a tree in your yard to attract everyone who passes your block.

Light Your Path and Driveway

Nothing beats how beautiful tea light candles look on your front path and driveway — especially once we get our first snowfall! Adding lights along your pathway is also beneficial because it helps lead visitors (and yourself) to your front door.

Don’t Be Afraid of Color

Simple, white Christmas lights, are a beautiful option for holiday decorating. However, don’t completely leave colored lights off the table. They are a great addition to your decor when covering trees, bushes, and shrubs because the color lights can match the object’s natural colors (like brown or green).

Avoid Light Overload

You don’t have to add Christmas lights to every inch of your property in order to be festive. In fact, making your house that bright can be a visible distraction to drivers and contribute to light pollution. When it comes to adding outdoor lights, less is always more.

Need more holiday lighting ideas? Not only will Summer Rain help you find the perfect design, but we will install them too! Our Lighting Systems can supply worry-free maintenance service contracts, repair, and enhance existing lighting systems, including lighting automation. We happily serve our local community in Greenwich, CT as well as our neighboring towns. Give us a call today at 203-629-8050 or visit us on the web to learn more about our services.