Lighting is the ideal way to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in and outside your home this upcoming holiday season, but it can be overwhelming and hard to know where to begin. Do you want to cram as many lights as possible into every available space in your home or do you favour a more minimalist and less obvious approach?
Lightco’s 2019/2020 Seasonal Lighting Guide
Of course, the choice is up to you, but our holiday lighting guide can at least point you in the right direction and give you some great on-trend ideas for 2019 holiday lighting.
Coordinate Your Colours
Whether you like lots of brightly coloured lights or favour a warmer look, you need to ensure that you are consistent throughout your home or you will risk your lighting display looking mismatched and as though you put no thought into it.
Experiment with Coloured Novelty Lights
Novelty lights such as icicles can look lovely facing outwards on your interior windows or placed around your porch or front door area.
Invest in Extras
Lighting accessories can make your life so much easier as well as making your displays safer and more effective.
You Can Never Have Too Many Extension Cords
Putting up an extravagant holiday lighting display can be time-consuming enough without the added difficulty of not being able to plug in your lights where you want to. Always ensure that your cords are tapped properly so that there is no risk of tripping.
Buy a Light Timer
Having a light timer is a god-send; no more racing outside to turn the lights off in the cold or running your electricity bill through the roof by leaving all your lights on 24/7.
LED’s vs. Classic Bulbs
LED bulbs are certainly having their moment; they are super bright, cool to touch and they have the added benefit of being eco-friendly. However, classic lightbulbs do have their merits, especially at Christmas when you want a softer glow.
Alternatively, look for lights that shine both a warm and bright glow to adapt to the atmosphere you want to create on any given occasion.