There are so many ways for you to creatively decorate your
patio or porch for Christmas. Of course, any decorating project for the
holidays will not be complete without Christmas
lights installation. While you might want to leave the Christmas light installation on
hard-to-reach places to the pros, there are also things you can do yourself.
Fairy lights in a clear glass container
Putting fairy lights on a clear mason jar, a vase, or a clear cubic glass or acrylic container gives your Christmas lights installation a more professional feel. It’s clean, it allows you to manipulate the lights to form different shapes, and it looks magical. Imagine having a piece of Christmas decoration that looks just like fairies in a glass jar?
It looks enchanting. You can place these lit-glass containers in the middle of a table on your porch or at the corners of your porch. If you have many of them, you can line them up by the railing. For best results, of course, use battery-operated fairy lights or those that come with solar panels. This way, you won’t have to deal with cords.
Lights under umbrellas
Placing lights under umbrellas is also a great idea not just for Christmas but also for lighting decorations which you could pull off all-year-long. You might want to stick to white umbrellas because that is what would work best for this “look”. The lights under the umbrella are diffused, giving your porch or patio a classy, sophisticated vibe. After all, you could be festive without going over-the-top.
Lights under curtains
If you have installed curtains to line your porch or patio, placing lights on sheer curtains will always give you a festive and somewhat magical look. In fact, most wedding photo shoots use this technique to relay the mood of the couple. Why not warm up your wintry Christmas lights installation with the same effect?
Across the porch
You can also simply line your Christmas lights across the porch. This will give the illusion of stars of fireflies hanging around your porch area. It will also provide soft lighting for you while you and your family enjoy each other’s company outdoors.
Lining small plants
If you don’t have a pine tree outside but you were blessed with a warm enough climate to let plants out during the Christmas season, why not line up your plant babies with LED Christmas lights? Just make sure these are LED and not the older halogen ones as these could badly burn your plant babies. Lining the plants create a good silhouette for your Christmas lights installation.
Outlining your home
Another classic way to decorate is to outline your home with Christmas lights. Of course, for this project, you will need a whole lot of lights. There are plenty of spots too which will be hard to reach so this is not a very good DIY project candidate. To pull off this festive and posh look, you need the help of professionals. They can also make sure that the lights you are using won’t put your home at fire risk.
Use solar for sunny areas
Do you live in a tropical country? Then solar Christmas lights are your best friend. You can charge your portable Christmas decorations somewhere very sunny so that they may gather enough solar energy to last at least 3 hours through the night. If you want something which lasts longer than that, though, you may opt for battery-operated lights instead.
Highlight your best areas
A pro-tip is to always highlight your best areas around the house during Christmas light installation. If you find a corner too crowded or messy, then it’s a bad place for you to install Christmas lights unless you plan to redecorate and refurbish that space.
You do not have to trip over wires to make your home look festive. You can place wires under carpets if they are plugged in. You can also use battery packs and lights with solar panels for a more clean and streamlined look. When in doubt, always work with a professional. Do not purchase lights just because they are cheap. Make sure they have passed the standards of your energy regulatory board.