During the holidays, twinkling lights can be found everywhere. You will see them in store fronts, on displays outside of homes, and of course, inside homes in all different rooms of the house.
It doesn’t matter if you celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah or another seasonal holiday, lights are always a part of this season because it brightens up the darkest days of the year.
When it comes to decorating your home for the holidays, there are a lot of different ways you can go, but as we’ve stated, using lights is always a great idea. Here are five interesting tips for lighting up your home for the holidays this year.
1. Add lights to mirrors for an enchanting look
First, when it comes to placing twinkling lights around your home, consider adding lights to the rims and frames of your mirrors. Mirrors by themselves help to enlarge the appearance of different spaces in your home because they reflect what’s already there and make it appear double or even triple in size. When you add lights to mirrors, the light is reflected in there as well and appears bigger, brighter and more enchanting.
2. Look for battery pack lights for hard to reach places
Sometimes, you will want to put lights on your mantle piece or in a place where an electric socket is not located. For these hard to reach places, forget the extension chords, which look awful running around the outside of every room. Instead, opt for strings of lights that have battery packs included with them.
3. Make your lights dance
If you have kids, they’ll love holiday lights that dance. Many lights for sale these days have settings on them which allow you to make them flash or sparkle at different intervals. Try these settings out in our outside your home for a fun twinkling display.
4. Have your lights automated with a remote
Turning your lights on and off every day can be a pain when you have many different sets and the on and off switches are located in hard to reach places. For this reason, consider purchasing an automated remote system so that you can turn all of your lights on or off with the press of a button.
5. Stick with white or blue lights as they last longer
Once the holidays are over, having green, red, orange, or pink lights hanging around looks a little silly. You’ll probably want to take them immediately down. On the other hand, if you have used only white or blue hued lights for the holidays, you can leave these strings up for months at a time. In addition, blue and white lights tend to make holiday displays look a little classier than colored lights overall.