Outdoor Christmas lighting: Add a Touch of Festivity
From simple to ornate and elegant, from traditional to contemporary, your front outdoor space can easily look festive for the Christmas season. Decorate with lights; lighting displays brighten the season and add grace and style for an exquisite front door entry.
Start with the fence and pathway. Lit swags and rope lights work well for fences; another option to embellish the fence is a lavish fresh or faux garland intertwined with glowing lights; add oversized red bows for a welcoming touch.
Accent the path to the front door with lights; use traditional lanterns, pre-lit themed figurines, or giant candy canes; when bordered by lights, the walkway looks inviting. Consider using solar lights and battery-operated LEDs; both are smart solutions.
Arrange a warm, lit welcome for your guests: mix-and-match lanterns of different styles and sizes; vary heights for visual appeal and interest; add greenery as a final touch.
If your house does not have a front porch, place tall pillars along the entryway, wrap them in lit garlands, and use wreaths as topiary.
A chic concept is to choose pre-lit wire trees; available in different shapes, sizes, and colors, they add a touch of charm and magic to your outdoors.
Outline the windows and roofline with lights; icicle lights work well for the roofs, string and rope lights are a perfect solution for the windows.
Dress up the front windowsills with lighted greenery boxes; add glass ball ornaments for extra glittering effect. When adequately illuminated, your home sparkles and shines, especially at night. However, do not overdo the decoration; follow the “keep it simple” concept or stick to the interior decoration theme.
Focus on the porch; consider that its size determines the decoration. Opt for repeating decoration elements to outline the perimeter of the porch because when well coordinated and uniform, the decoration adds visual appeal for a dazzling effect. Place lanterns, pillar candles in hurricane lamps, or shimmering orbs on the steps.
Incorporate potted Poinsettia plants; if the space allows, bring a Christmas tree; pre-lit artificial trees are an alternative to evergreens.
Try with this glowing statement piece to add style and elegance to the porch: put lavish boxwood greenery atop a decorative urn and arrange small white pre-lit shimmering spheres featuring snowballs.
Add themed figurines, they always work well.
As for the front door, wreaths are the obvious choice for a classic Christmas look. Try with garlands or stockings for an unexpected touch; whatever you choose, it should match the ornaments of the porch for a harmonious look.
Use some imagination and sparkling lights to create a warm and festive welcome for your family and friends.