Hanging holiday lights outside can be a lot of fun, but you should make sure that you do it safely so you can enjoy the holidays. You should draw up a plan beforehand so you know where everything goes, and make sure that all of your strings, bulbs, and plugs are in good working order before you start. Here are eight more tips for how to string up your holiday lights to help make the final product look really professional.
- When it comes to lighting up the house for Christmas, it’s normal to want to accent the eaves and the roofline. But, don’t forget to balance the effect with some decoration below.
- It’s a good idea to take a panoramic shot of your home’s exterior. With a street-side view you can really decide what you most want to feature.
- It might be fun to decorate the backyard too. Use lights to add cheer to the deck and summer-use structures.
“Measure the lengths of anything you plan on decorating, such as windows, doorframes, fences, railings, etc., and make note of the location of the power source or extension cord.”