Winter: the time of year when all the holidays arrive, but the sun goes down extremely early. To many of us, we know that once the sun goes down the outdoor lights need to come on. However, when it comes to decorating the exterior of our homes we may become more complacent and less creative especially during the winter colder months. Furthermore, you may only have a few simple light fixtures. Here are the best ways to light the outside of your home, even in the winter.
Although these can be considered festive and holiday décor they look beautiful laid outside of your home. Have a few of them be part of your outdoor space in multiple different sizes for a simple yet unique twist on your lighting fixtures. These can work great together or with other light fixtures to bring even more lighting to your outdoor space.
If you want a simple way of adding lights outside of your home Prelit garland is the way to go. Forget wrapping lights around your current garland. Instead, consider purchasing Prelit garland and wrapping it all around the structure of your home. Doing so will add light while still being beautiful to look at.
Wreaths are quintessential for the holiday and winter months. In fact, many will argue that wreaths are a staple when it comes to the colder months. Keeping that in mind, add lighting wreaths to your doors and even to your gate. The brighter the lights the more-light your wreaths will give off. If you want to make this décor more festive exchange your lights for green or red ones.
We love the idea of using lanterns throughout the entire year. However, they take a magical form when they are used in winter. This is especially true since lanterns offer bold lighting, which is perfect for creating a pathway that is well lit and beautiful.
If you really want to add bold lighting to your home cogitate adding lights to your entire porch area. Dangle lights from your ceiling, wrap them around your porch structure or stick them around your front door for a well-lit porch that becomes your very own winter wonderland.
Winter calls for you to become a little more creative and a bit more festive. Therefore, if you have always wanted to have a beautifully lit bush or tree this is the time to do so. In fact, we love the idea of taking multiple different colors lights such as blue, red, green, or white and getting creative with any bush you may have outside. Using bold colors will help separate your light fixtures from your landscape all while creating a beautiful walkway.
Simple Can Be Best
Add a few simple outdoor light fixtures to the front of your home for a simple look that works all year round not just in the winter time. Simple light fixtures can be exactly what your home needs for an elegant outdoor appeal. However, do not forget your backyard as that space needs lighting too.
The winter time is the perfect time to use holiday décor on the outskirts of your home. Use bold lights that add a classic holiday feel for a well-lit space that screams holiday cheer. You can get as creative as you please with these lights as they allow you to match your indoor festive décor with the outside of your home.
Mix and Match
Mix and matching different light fixtures together to create the perfect custom lighting is a great idea when you want to have different light fixtures throughout the front of your home. You can use tall light structures, holiday lighting, and/or small light bulbs for a look that lights the outside of your home in a unique way.
White lights are the perfect outdoor décor lighting fixture. You can use them all around the outdoors of your home. From wrapping your staircase to having them become part of your pathway. Your options are endless when it comes to using white lights. You can even use them in your backyard for a charming touch.
Which of these will you be using on the outside of your home for a grander touch of lighting? Please let us know in the comments below.