Happy Holidays! With each passing season there are new reasons for celebration. Spring brings with it warm sunny days, bright flowers, a day each for mom and dad, graduation parties and Easter. The hot days and endless nights of summer are filled with outdoor activities, backyard BBQs and July 4th celebrations. Fall ushers in cooler weather, spooky Halloween themes and a time for being thankful. Finally, winter arrives with a month of merriment in December which closes out in a celebration of the new year to come. Every season is special and every celebration is an opportunity for creative decorating.
Winter: A Light Filled Wonderland
This is the season of good cheer and one of the most decorated times of the year. Christmas is undoubtedly the most popular holiday for decorating as families across the globe show off their holiday spirit in all areas of the home. Vibrant Christmas light displays take over porches, roofs and yards, bringing entire neighborhoods together. Christmas trees, decorations and even more lights can be seen shimmering behind windows and painting a picture of cozy spaces inside. From the feeling of excitement when you flip the lights on for the first time after spending all weekend installing them just right, to the look of wonder on the faces of passersby young and old as they gaze upon your amazing outdoor scene, the most wonderful time of year is framed in Christmas lights and the picture inside is something truly special.
Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas
Creating a Christmas light display that inspires joy doesn't mean you have to go all out or completely blow your budget. Whether you choose the simple act of wrapping a single tree in lights, the complex planning of an all out mega light display, or anything in between, amazing displays come in all sizes, styles and colors - just like Christmas lights themselves! Outdoor spaces provide an abundance of opportunities for Christmas lights to shine, our decorating ideas below can help you get started toward creating your own cheerful display!
Spring & Summer: Longer Nights & Outdoor Lights
Sunny days and blooming flowers give way to all kinds of outdoor celebrations! Patio lights are incredibly popular during this time of year and can be found everywhere from restaurants to backyard patios. Although white is the most common light color for this season, the Memorial Day and July 4th holidays present an opportunity to try something fun with outdoor lighting. Several varieties of red, white and blue combination lights are available to transform any outdoor space into a patriotic display bursting with pride. Red, white and blue mini lights, icicle lights, and patio sets are perfect for our patriotic holidays but they can also be used all season long to add festive illumination to those warm summer evenings.
Fall: A Festival of Light
As the days become shorter and trees fill in with splashes of gold, orange and red, a whole new time for celebration is here! Halloween and Thanksgiving are the hallmark holidays of fall, each with their own unique opportunities for decorating with lights. Halloween decor can take on a spooky vibe or be whimsical and fun, Orange, purple and green lights in combination with spiders, pumpkins, ghostly figures and witches hats can create an eerie spectacle indoors and out. Create a haunted forest by wrapping trees with purple/green and purple/orange LED mini lights. Hang starlight spheres in coordinating colors across the porch or from the branches of those same wrapped trees and finish the entire scene with net lights on bushes and icicle lights hanging from gutters or across porch railings. Add in a few themed decorations and you've got a festive outdoor Halloween light display that will have all the trick-or-treaters at your door! For Thanksgiving, many of the same light colors can be used to brighten a table setting or centerpiece. Gold lights are also a beautiful addition to Fall themed wreaths and decorations and can be reused in Christmas displays too!