Design Considerations for Holiday Lighting Decorating

When it comes to the holiday season, holiday lights and beautifully lit houses and neighborhoods comes to mind. When it comes to decorating the outside of your home there are different lighting designs to go with as some people opt for a more complex design. That way all of their ideas get out there and show the world their holiday spirit, and while all of this is nice your holiday light design can also be simple.  As a simple approach is best in accenting key features of your house and yard for maximum curb holiday appeal. Here are some design considerations for your holiday decorating this season.

4 Lighting Design Considerations For The Holidays

Architectural Highlights

The best approach to lighting the front exterior of your home is to start at the center and work your way out to the sides. This way you can showcase distinctive features in your home’s design such as gables, arches, chimneys, or other features. If you are a fan of simplicity, then creating an outline along the gutter line or across the peak of the roof is a great way to showcase your homes this holiday season. Not only are you showcasing your home but you can make your front door the focal point where you can add more decorations.

Landscape Features

If your home has a large yard it is good to showcase this part of the landscape during the holidays. Be sure to create focal points with your shrubs and trees by adding lights to them, especially if these features help guide the eye to the main entrance of the house. If you have walkways, garden beds or an outdoor sculpture, these are other great places to add holiday lights to really make your property pop with holiday spirit.

Color Considerations 

When it comes to holiday lighting, simple white lights are go-to when it comes to showcasing the outside of your home. They are bright and don’t take away from the homes overall look. However, color is coming back in style and you can showcase different areas of your home with colored lighting. With an array of colors at your disposal, you can create amazing combinations that bring holiday cheer to those passing by.

Decorative Enhancements

When it comes to decorating for the holidays, the great thing to keep in mind is that you are not limited to just lighting. There are many different types of figurines and statuettes you can incorporate into your hard. You can populate an area of your yard with Yuletide-themed characters or create a light tunnel over your driveway to illuminate the cars underneath.


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