If you have a front porch, you can use simple lighting ideas to light it up for the holidays. Blogger Liz Marie has decorated hers with cafe style string lights and multiple Christmas trees, which don’t need watering. Another lifestyle blogger, Erica Smith, has white icicle lights on her roof and LED-lit Christmas wreaths on her driveway gate.
Decorate with rope lights
Rope lights are an excellent way to add charm to any outdoor area during the holidays. They come in a wide variety of colors, so they can be used to enhance the look of your outdoor decorations while also highlighting the interiors of your home. Unlike traditional strands of lights, rope lights are less likely to tangle and have a smoother look. You can also use them to illuminate cabinet tops and other areas of your home for a cozy, warm feeling.
Rope lights can be used to create various motifs, such as stars, snowflakes, and animated characters. These lights are available in twinkling and non-twinkling varieties.
Wrap lights around trees
One of the best holiday lighting ideas is to wrap lights around trees. Whether you are lighting a tree for a wedding or just want to add some holiday cheer to your home, wrapping lights around trees can be a great way to get started. The first step is to measure the circumference of your tree’s trunk and branches. Once you know these measurements, you can decide how many lights you need to cover the entire tree. Depending on how large your tree is, you may need to buy multiple plug-ins or two extension cords to cover the entire thing.
Adding lights to trees will make them look magical and festive during the holidays, but you can also enjoy their glow throughout the year. If you have a patio or porch, twinkling lights will add warmth and ambience to the area. While most types of trees can be adorned with lights, bare-leaf trees are the best option as they provide a beautiful framework for hanging lights. Adding lighting to palm trees is especially good because it draws attention to their trunks.
Wrap lights around columns
One way to add a festive holiday look to your columns is to wrap them in lights. Using mini lights, you can wrap a column with a single color. There are also magnetic clips that can be used on metal railings. These fixtures are easy to install. They can also be used on trees.
First, decide which column to decorate. For instance, a front porch column can be decorated with holiday lights. The lights can be arranged in a candy cane pattern or a solidly lit column. You can also use netted lights or pathways made of lawn stakes. If you have a large tree, you can use spotlights, but make sure that you can reach the upper branches of the tree.
Icicle lights are a classic way to add a holiday touch to a home. They look beautiful against a night sky and are a great contrast to a home’s decor. You can use them on the roof of your home, on railings or even on a covered porch.
Outdoor Christmas lights are another great way to give your home a snowy appearance. They are also weather-resistant and are great for outdoor decorating. Icicle lights are also perfect for lining walkways, windows, and doorways. You can also use strands of net lights to illuminate outdoor plants or trees. The lights can be held in place with twist ties.
Light up candy canes
Candy canes are a traditional symbol of the holiday season, but today they can also be used as decorative lighting. They are inexpensive and add a colorful accent to any yard. You can also use them to decorate pathways and driveways. They are an ideal decoration for holiday parties and Christmas parades.
This type of lighting has clear bulbs and a 12-inch spacing between each candy cane. Each piece also includes a 24 inch lead wire and a 4 inch end plug. This set is waterproof, UL-listed, and is a great option for both indoor and outdoor Christmas decorations.