Your Guide to Creating a Picture-perfect Outdoor Holiday Display
A home lighting the night with holiday cheer. It’s a quintessential scene that welcomes guests like nothing else. Whether you’re decorating a sprawling Georgian estate or a historic New York brownstone, premium technology and construction provide countless options for setting your home and heart aglow.
From distant fence lines wrapped with twinkling lights to doorways embraced with evergreen, it’s important to understand what elements will bring your home to life – this holiday season and for years to come.
There are an exhilarating, and slightly overwhelming, number of ways to illuminate your home with holiday sparkle. Traditional incandescent lights offer a softer glow than LEDs, while LEDs have the benefit of being energy efficient and long lasting. Be sure that any corded lighting is UL-approved for outdoor use, and don’t forget to take note of the cord length; that way you’re well-prepared with any necessary extension cords. Or, simply go cord-free. With battery-operated lighting such as the super-bright Micro LED Lights, your decorating options are only limited by your imagination, not power outlets. High-quality styles afford an extra level of ease, often operating on a timer to turn on and off at the same time every day.
For seasons of use and instant cheer, consider artificial outdoor greenery. Pre-lit cordless styles make it easy to crown an upstairs window with a wreath, while pre-decorated designs allow you to quickly drape a doorway with designer-curated charm. And today, you don’t have to settle for one-dimensional needles that fall flat. For a realistic, lush look by day and night, look for needles with dimensional tips, crafted from polyethylene. These wreaths and garlands perfectly mimic nature and beautifully weather the elements.
Oversized decorations are an easy way to accent your home with drama or whimsy. But to create a cohesive focal point, every piece should have a style and scale that relates to the rest of your outdoor embellishments, as well as your home. A thoughtful arrangement of yard figures might highlight a majestic evergreen, for example, or create a thematic vignette within the landscaping. Again, if a decoration requires power, don’t forget to check cord lengths. And only use items that are specially designed for the outdoors. Powdercoated aluminum, steel or molded resin construction – with non-fading, weather-resistant finishes – will ensure that your decor lasts for seasons.
Like a beautiful bow, accent lighting transforms your festive holiday decor into a gift for all to enjoy. Traditional landscape lighting can highlight a dramatic wreath on the door or chimney, or extend the festive spirit to the environment, simply by using a green or red bulb to uplight a tree. Dreaming of more dramatic and magical sparkle? Meteor Light Sets recreate the mesmerizing light displays previously only seen in theme parks, allowing you to choose from six unique lighting effects.