Perhaps one of your favorite Christmas movies is National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, its one of the all-time Christmas favorites. If you are one who treasures this Christmas classic, you probably consider the idea of this decoration as one of the funniest parts of the film. The reasons for its hilarity are completely universal; anyone who is struggled with a string of Christmas lights, whether that be an outdoor Christmas light decoration or not, knows just how absolutely maddening this decorative process can be.
Despite advancements in bulb technology that leave only the bulb that is dead out and the rest of the string on, outdoor lighting is an absolute no-no if you are day is not off to an absolutely wonderful start. Similar to the disclaimer Dont try this at home, an outdoor light decoration should only be set up by an adult, with a mind happily looking forward to the task at hand, and if you are already dreading it before you begin, do yourself a favor and wait for tomorrow, this is not to be undertaken lightly.
Where to Begin
Its best to clearly envision what you want your outdoor lighting masterpiece to look like before you begin. Think in terms of lines and colors, what do you want to create with your lighting? Undoubtedly, some people go for all white outdoor lighting, others decorate for Christmas with multi-colored lights.
It all depends on whether you want an elegant look or a fun, festive look. Think about the lines of the house that you can accentuate; of course, the most obvious is to line doorways and roof lines. Another fun option is to make garlands around any hand railings that you have, creating an inviting look.
The simplest type of an outdoor decoration is in fact not outdoors at all. The simplest way to create a festive holiday look for the exterior of your home is to place a single candle light in each window of your home.
Plugged in inside the home and completely manageable from inside, this is by far the easiest way that you can decorate the outside of your house. Its also an absolute classic when it comes to that of an outdoor decoration. The other extreme is the funhouse look, with more lights than house visible, and every tree dressed with lights. Be sure to take safety precautions if you are running this many cables outside your home and if you go for this look, dont forget the animated lawn ornaments.
Overall it is quite easy to see how important an outdoor Christmas light decoration can be.