Let There Be Light at Home for the Holidays

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: EnergyExterior

When it comes to decorating with lights for the holidays, there are unlimited ways to add twinkle to the inside as well as the outside of your home. Some people favor an elegant, restrained sprinkling of lights around a door, while others go for a more exuberant display of illumination on virtually every surface.

The American Lighting Association (ALA) offers some holiday lighting tips and ideas:

• Make your home’s entrance a priority. The front door is more than just the entryway into your home; it’s also a welcoming first impression for family and friends. Start by adding a few, easy-to-install landscape uplights to highlight trees and shrubs, or path lighting to illuminate a sidewalk or driveway.

• Add drama with color-changing lights. Newer LED lights can add custom color scenes that complement a specific holiday decorating mood. You can produce the exact ambiance you like at any moment during your party or gathering this season. Colors can be changed at the push of a button without changing the fixture, making these products useful year round.

• Use lighting to create a focal point. Lights can draw attention to virtually anything — a centerpiece, buffet, unusual decoration — which helps guests know where to focus their eyes.

• Illuminate corners. When decorating with lights for the holidays, make your space feel larger by placing spotlights in room corners to illuminate dark spaces.

• Swap out lighting accents. Replacing a neutral lampshade with one that is red or gold will soften the light and create a pretty atmosphere when decorating with lights for the holidays.

For information, visit www.AmericanLightingAssoc.com.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.