Decorating the outside of your home is one of the most fun ways to show off your Christmas spirit. If you’re just getting started, never fear! Here are a few tips that even a novice decorator can follow to help put on a dazzling display this holiday.
What Will I Need?
First, measure the area where you plan to hang the lights so you have an idea of how many you will need to purchase. You can choose to purchase either incandescent or LED lights. Incandescents are more affordable, but LED lights will last longer and use less energy. Make sure you that you have work gloves, a ladder, extension cords, and hardware necessary for hanging lights (clips, adhesives, stakes, wire).
Where Should I Hang My Lights?
The great thing about holiday lights is that you can put them just about anywhere, but it’s a good idea to stick to high traffic areas where they will be visible to guests. Consider adding christmas lights around these locations:
- Windows and planters around your home.
- Along driveways, walkways, and other paths.
- Around the front door.
- Along the edge of your roof.
- Over bushes and trees using net lights.
- Spiralled around pillars, posts and trees.
Try to hang your lights during the day when you have access to the most light. Do a test run of your lights before you put them up to see if you have any missing or damaged bulbs that need replacing. If you’re wrapping lights around a tree or post, work your way down from the top. Make sure that you always follow the instructions on hanging devices such as clips or hooks. Also, be sure to plug extension cords into weatherproof power strips.
Call in the Pros at Aqua-Bright
If you really want to go all out with your Christmas lighting decorations this year, why not call in the pros. In addition to saving yourself the time and stress required to put them up, you can achieve truly fantastic and beautiful holiday lighting results will help from Aqua-Bright. We make the whole process simple, easy and affordable.
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