Christmas is almost here, and what better way to celebrate than by getting completely involved in the Christmas spirit and lighting up your house and yard. There are many ways you can light up your home and property without spending a fortune, however if you want to go one step better than your neighbors this year, it might be the year to hire some professionals to assist.
It’s easy to create a beautiful display in your front yard this Christmas, and here are some tips on how you can transform your property into a winter wonderland.
Most people love to decorate the inside of their homes for Christmas, but outside decorations get attention and your neighbors will be envious. The idea is to make your Christmas lighting displays look magical. You can do this by adding a range of lighting, displays and personal touches to create your very own unique winter wonderland.
Here are some ideas to get you inspired for the Christmas light wonderland that is your front yard.
It is important that you don’t go overboard on your electricity bills at Christmas, and the best way to control this is with timers for your lighting. You can set timers to turn on and off whenever you like, so you can have them turn on when the sun goes down, and you can have them turn off after you go to bed if you wish. One way to save more energy is to set times so that only some of the lights work at specific times and turn off and on when you need them to. Hit the Lights at sunset for an extra effect of a warm glow coming from your home. Although most lighting is designed for after dark, it does look amazing when the lighting comes on just before sundown.
Consistency Amongst Branches
If you are dressing trees, remember that most trees will lose their leaves during the winter. Wrapping branches to look great takes a lot of skill, but when they are done right, they look amazing. Make sure if you have large trees that spacing between rows of lighting look consistent from a distance. Symmetry is a great thing when it comes to Christmas lighting and ensuring your front yard is consistently symmetrical will add overall aesthetic value to the project.
Other Light Sources
Make sure your other light sources don’t interfere with the ambience of your Christmas display. Sensor lights that flick on and off will ruin the aesthetic appeal of the display, but it’s equally important to turn them back on for security purposes after your Christmas lighting display is turned off at night.
Light Up Your Walkways
As your Christmas lights may attract many people to your home, ensure walkways are lit well. The last thing you want is someone injuring themselves or ruining your garden beds when they are distracted by your amazing light display. Light your walkways well, heavy duty rope lights are a great solution for this, as they lay on the ground without the need to install.