9 Christmas Lighting Ideas for 2015Subscribe to RSS
Are you excited to sprinkle a little magic around your home ready for Christmas time? Me too! Christmas is a truly special time of year, so I'm always thrilled to start planning my decorations. And there’s no better way to introduce a little Christmas magic than with lighting.
A little lighting can illuminate your garden and home in a truly spectacular way, transforming it into a winter wonderland. Here, I've gathered together some fantastic Christmas lighting ideas, and will show you which products can help you to achieve a similar look at home.
1. Fairy light forest
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If you've got trees in your garden, then this gorgeous idea that incorporates fairy lights into their branches will look stunning. You can use any colour that you like, but I personally think that a warm white glow is perfect for creating that wintry effect.
Make sure that you get fairy lights that are suitable for outdoor use and which are powered by batteries so that you don’t need to worry about extending cables outside. The fairy lights mentioned above come with a built-in timer, too, so you don’t have to remember to turn them on and off.
2. Candlelit wreath
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A candlelit wreath has been a festive tradition for many years, especially in Christian households. However, if you've got little ones running around, then naked flames might not be suitable in your wreath.
In that case, some LED dinner candles might be a more appropriate option. This way, you can still introduce that beautiful glow to your wreath, or centrepiece, without having to worry about fire hazards.
3. Shed some light
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If you've got a shed or summer house that features large windows, then a grotto effect like this one will look wonderful. If not, then you could make a mini grotto by devoting a smaller area to candles, such as your mantelpiece, or the space around a bench in your garden.
If you’re creating a candlelit area outside, then choose LED candles which will glow even when it’s snowing. These Lumineo candles are a beautifully festive shade of red, while this glass jar option will offer some variation.
This is a particularly great choice if you’re throwing a party and want to make your garden look extra magical.
4. Candlelit pathway
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Guide your guests in the right direction by placing pretty lighting along the sides of the path. These Lumineo candles will enable you to recreate this effect. Or, if you’d rather something a little different, these acrylic snow lanterns will work wonderfully as markers, and create a wintry look in your garden even if there’s no snowfall.
5. Design your own structures
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Feeling creative? Why not use string lights to illuminate your own Christmas characters? You could use wire to create a snowman shape, for instance, then light it up with some large string lights. You could even use different colours of lighting to add to the effect – red lights for the outline of Santa’s suit, for instance.
However, if you’re short on time or that all sounds like too much work, this gorgeous acrylic reindeer will offer a similar effect. You could group a few reindeer together if you liked, or place them in front of this reindeer and sleigh. Meanwhile, this shooting star light offers a more understated look.
6. Illuminate your garden with colour
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If you’re looking for something a little different, this vivid lighting effect is fantastic. You could add coloured LED string lights to a tree or bush in your garden for a similar effect – choose just one or two complimentary colours to create a strong look.
Alternatively, you could create the look instantly by popping this adorable pink blossom LED tree into your garden or home.
7. Create a fireworks effect
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New Year’s Eve parties are all about fireworks, so why not create your own illuminated static fireworks to celebrate the festive season, similar to the ones displayed here? This LED blossom tree would work brilliantly as the sparkle that erupts from the firework. You could even choose a few trees in different colours to add to the effect.
Then, wrap some cluster lights around the trunk of the tree to represent the stream of sparks that the fireworks on its journey through the air.
8. Outdoor tree decorations
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Hanging illuminating decorations on your outdoor trees will add a Christmassy feel, and is particularly great if you don’t have the space for a traditional tree indoors. These acrylic LED snowflakes are ideal for outdoor use; and if you’d like to add some unusual decorations to your indoor tree, these LED Sakura balls are wonderful and available in a range of colours.
9. Glowing tree
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If you want to create a real impact, then completely covering your tree with string lights will make it utterly radiate light in a fantastically magical way.
You’ll need lots of lights for this effect to work, so it’s best to use connectible LED lights so that you don’t have to worry about lots of extra wires and cables. These connectible lights feature a water tight threaded connector end, so you can be sure that they’re safe to use outdoors.
I hope that you've found some festive inspiration from these Christmas lighting ideas! Armed with your imagination and some helpful advice, you’ll be able to make your home and garden look truly beautiful and unique this Christmas time.
If you require any assistance or advice whatsoever with your Christmas lighting, please do give our friendly team a call – we’re here to help.
What decorations are you looking forward to putting up this year? Do you have any festive lighting tips? Let me know in the comments below!