We can’t believe it, but the holidays are just about here. Soon the Christmas music will be playing and the Richmond area will be bright with lights. It’s a wonderful time of year spent with loved ones. If you host friends and family during the holidays and want to make your home just a little more welcoming, light can make a big difference. Here are some simple ideas to get you started:
Once daylight savings ends, many people will be going home in the dark. Professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting can increase the safety and security of your property while also enhancing its curb appeal for visitors. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we can illuminate walkways, steps and entrances for safety and security and add stunning façade and landscape lighting for curb appeal. See the difference it can make…
Beyond traditional, permanent outdoor lighting, the holidays are a time to have some fun with light! Simple lighting (and we mean simple) can be fun and beautiful, making your home stand out during the season.
Hanging outdoor Christmas lights can be a big project if you make it one, but choose a few areas of your landscape or front façade that you want to highlight, and it can be easy! For instance, if you have topiaries or small bushes that sit on your front porch, wrap those in lights instead of the 20-foot tree you have in your front yard.
As the big box stores and home décor shops bring out their holiday décor items, look for items that can be used indoor and outdoor. For example, you’ll see lighted snowflakes in a lot of stores. Hang them in your front windows and you have an indoor and outdoor decoration that’s gorgeous.
While white lights tend to be a favorite of the greater Richmond area, don’t be afraid to place with color! From candy cane lights to colored string lights, if you like it, go for it!
If you want something really fun that makes a big impact, but don’t want to spend too much time, we love our Starry Lights outdoor Christmas light application. Available in 3 different colors, one small laser fixture can wash a tree or any other surface in thousands of small lights. It gives the illusion that you spent hours installing string lights when you did not! Contact us now if you’re interested in taking the quick route to beautiful lighting!