One of the most exciting times of the year has to be Christmas. It feels almost impossible around that time of year to not join in on the holiday spirit. With so many parties, great food and drink offerings and of course lovely Christmas lighting, it’s one of the most joyful, and enjoyable, seasons.
When it comes to the decor, fantastic lighting has to be at the top of the list when it comes to creating a festive atmosphere. It’s a great time of year to bring out the artist in all of us and use lighting to reflect our personal style as well as our Christmas-themed creativity.
If you’re looking for ideas, here are some lighting concepts and tips to get you feeling festive help you prepare for the months ahead!
Modern and minimalist
If you’re looking to create a contemporary look, go for a minimalist aesthetic. Choosing a single colour of lighting is one way to create this effect. And start by simply adding lighting to the perimeter of the house.
By matching the tone of the lighting to the colour of your house, you can produce a simple, but elegant, effect. While not having to forgo any of the festive feeling!
Go big on fairy lights
The opposite of going minimalist — try maximalism! For the more-is-more look, go next level with fairy lights, giving your house, driveway and trees the full treatment!
To keep it from looking too chaotic, try to avoid chunkier lights and stick to smaller strings of fairy lights or icicle lighting. It’s certainly a ‘go big or go home’ approach, and will definitely make a statement.
Projectors are in!
An LED-projector is a really easy way to create a big effect when it comes to lighting with not a lot of effort.
Projectors, many of which come in Christmas themes like snowflakes or reindeers, can give you great coverage for your house without having to get out the ladder. They’ve become much more popular in recent years, and there’s a good reason why. Despite creating an impressive effect, they’re also not overly bright. So if you’re looking for subtle and easy-to-install, a projector is worth trying.
If projectors aren’t your thing, laser lights have become a nice alternative, casting hundreds of little lights across your outdoor space. It’s a slightly more modern look and certainly will make you stand out from the neighbours.
Give your pathway a glow-up
One of the ways to get your houseguests in the festive spirit is to create a lit-up pathway guiding them to the holiday party inside.
For a cosy look, try out some glowing luminaries or other pathway lighting. These fixtures are a great way to transform your outdoor space at this time of year, and can be easily stored in the off-season. There are a huge range of designs to choose from too — so whatever your style happens to be, there will definitely be something for you!
Try some LED-lit inflatables
Seasonable outdoor inflatables have boomed in popularity over the past decade. Not only are they impressive in size, but they’re actually very easy to store and, like projectors, in most cases don’t require bringing out the ladder!
There are all sorts of light-up inflatable styles available — from cute snowmen and faux-Christmas trees to reindeer, Santa Claus and so much more. One or two inflatables is all you need to bring festive cheer to your home; any more, and it can start to look a bit busy!