During the holidays, thousands of Austin homeowners put up festive Christmas lights and decorations to spread good cheer throughout their neighborhoods. As lighting technology has improved, so have the quality and complexity of these displays. Good planning skills and help putting up lights are the only things that homeowners need to create outdoor displays that will truly impress.
Choosing a Lighting Display to Dazzle
You have many options when it comes to designing holiday lighting for your home. You might want to stick with classic red, green and gold. Maybe you want to try bright, eclectic lights for a more contemporary feel. No matter the type of lighting display you want to pull off, start by taking a good look at your home. Your outdoor decorations should fit the general architectural style of your space. Choose decor that won’t clash with your home’s exterior but will complement its look.
As you plan your display, remember that you can use your front door as the centerpiece of your design. Play up your home’s arches and lines to create a warm, welcoming entrance. Live garland, twinkling lights and a hand-made wreath will lend a classic feel to any doorway. Large ornaments and metallic garland are also great choices for the front door. Remember to match the color and style of door decor with the rest of your outdoor light display.
Many homeowners take inspiration from favorite holiday movies and stories when creating outdoor lighting displays. Transport passersby into a magical world of ballet and sugar plum fairies with a Nutcracker-themed display. If your kids are Dr. Seuss fanatics, try creating a Grinch-themed lighting display. Aim to replicate elements from holiday stories that will be familiar to most of your neighbors so that everyone can identify with your light display.
Why Opt for Professional Installation?
While planning a Christmas lighting display can be very exciting, putting the display up is another matter entirely. If you’ve ever put up outside lights before, you know that you’ll likely spend hours untangling wires and balancing precariously on a ladder. If you want to show off an amazing outdoor light display but hate putting the decorations up yourself, consider hiring a professional to assist. In addition to making the process a lot easier, a pro can provide you with tips and tricks to get the most out of your holiday display.
If you need help with your Austin holiday decorating, call the professionals at ABC Home & Commercial Services. We’ll be happy to create a display that your neighbors will still be talking about next year.