When it comes to the holidays, we encourage our clients to have fun with their outdoor décor. Whatever you like, go for it. We are often asked however, what is in style or on trend.
Much like any other type of design: interior, clothing, etc., there are trends that come in out in the world of holiday lighting. A few years ago it was the icicle lights. Numerous homeowners on just one street would have icicle lights hanging from their roofs and porches.
While there are trends there is one holiday lighting staple that has never and will never go out of style: white lights. White lights, whether they are C9 string lights or snowflake lighting, they always look classically beautiful.
Take the above pictured example of holiday lighting in Long Island. The homeowner wanted something clean and simple that would welcome friends and family for the holidays without overpowering the house. The Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island team used white lights throughout the space.
The homeowners wanted some decoration that could be admired both day and night, so garland was hung around the columns of the front porch and on the small balcony above. Additionally, wreaths were hung on three of the front windows. In the daytime, passersby can see the green garland and wreaths. Both the wreaths and garland have white lights in their branches to make them pop at night. It’s such a simple idea that makes the home look beautiful day and night
For added interest, one of their front trees was wrapped and a few light bursts were installed in their front bushes.
Another example of classic white holiday lighting is on this brick home in Richmond, VA. The homeowners wanted their roof line lined with some type of holiday lighting, but not C9 string lights. They wanted something with a little more pizzazz. To achieve their intended look, the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives team installed snowflake lighting using white lights. Wreaths and bushes were also wrapped with white lights as well.
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we love all types of outdoor holiday décor, lights, displays, wreaths, trees, ornaments, etc. When thinking about your lighting scheme and what you want to invest in, invest in the items that will last for years to come. We have many clients that have basic pieces of their holiday lighting that is used year after year, while they make small changes each year with fun pieces like a lit Santa or reindeer. In the end, as long as you love it, it will be great.
If you have questions on holiday lighting, please reach out to your local Outdoor Lighting Perspectives office.