With the weather cooling off, children back in school, and the trees swapping their summery greens for autumnal hues of orange, yellow, and red, you know what that means – the holiday season is just around the corner. Soon enough there will be turkeys to carve, trees to decorate, and carols making spirits bright. That also means that the annual tradition of lighting up your home’s exterior is going to be here before you know it.
Check out some of our favorite outdoor holiday lighting styles to bring out all of the elegance, festivity, and cheer of the holiday season.
Sometimes the best Christmas décor is the simplest. If your front yard already includes natural elements like bushes, greens, or urn planters, highlighting these features will lend an easy, yet beautiful elegance to your home. Call attention to your front porch by wrapping an evergreen garland around the frame and keeping the lighting simple with traditional string lights. If you have one facet you’d like to draw attention to in your yard, such as a pond, a tree, or a birdbath, incorporating these elements as well as a spotlight is a great way to light up your home without overdoing it.
Fun & Festive
Many folks have young memories of their parents driving around nearby neighborhoods to look at the various Christmas lights on display during the holiday season. Some of the most fun homes to look at were those that had the most colorful, eye-popping designs – such as bright, multi-colored lights and lit-up reindeer prancing across the yard. Whether you prefer Frosty the Snowman, Santa’s sleigh, or the other usual holiday suspects, adding a bevy of Christmas characters to your front yard, complete with a multitude of colorful lights is sure to bring out all the fun and flair.
Nothing quite says Christmas like an outdoor lighting design that beckons a distant past. Traditional red and white lights with old-school, oversized bulbs that are draped over bushes, wrapped around a front door, or embellishing a rooftop are sure to muster all the holiday nostalgia. Think “chestnuts roasting on an open fire,” and this is exactly the image that comes to mind. Be careful not to overdo the festivity, though – keep this styling simple to prevent it from tipping into kitschy territory (unless that’s what you’re going for, of course).
Blue, White & Bright
One of the most timeless, classic holiday color combinations is deep blue and bright white. Decking out your foliage with this beautiful combo will surely bring out the holiday cheer. But instead of simply stringing lights around trees, consider wrapping some of the lights around a large ball of wire, and hanging it from your tree or perhaps your front porch. These blue and white orbs provide colorful and fun eye candy that isn’t likely to be in every other yard on the street. This is an especially fun idea if you have a very large tree with lots of overhanging branches, as this gives the appearance of giant outdoor ornaments.
There are so many other outdoor lighting combinations and ideas, the list is nearly endless. If you’re considering a hefty holiday décor undertaking, it’s a good idea to enlist the help of a professional to help you achieve your Christmas dream. Higher Ground Lawn Care and Lighting are ready to take your property to a higher level. Experience why your neighbors and businesses in University Park, TX & surrounding areas choose Higher Ground Lawn Care & Lighting to bring their property to the next level. Contact Us at (682) 206-3596 or check out our website today.