For just a smidge of Christmassy cheer, turn the front window of your home into a street-facing display. Simply place light-up decos in your front window (such as these green and red wreaths) on each side of your well-lit Christmas tree.
If you have a hedge or row of trees in your front yard, make them a festive feature by weaving lights among the branches. To mimic the look of snow, opt for cool white exterior-grade lights and tset them to a gentle flicker. Draw attention to the roofline of your home by fitting warm lights along the eaves.
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Ho ho ho!
Create a welcoming scene by your front door with a mix of fairy lights and light-up characters. Here, the window and garden zones are highlighted with warm white lights, while the main attraction is Santa and his reindeer on the front lawn. You can mimic this look with inflatable characters that light up at night!
Window of wonder
A garland of artificial greenery intertwined with exterior fairy lights is just the trick for framing your windows. Especially when your indoor Christmas tree is on display through the window, too! Psst… Small cable hooks are ideal for hanging this kind of display.
Light it up
To take your home to star attraction status, consider decking out the façade and yard with lights in a warm-white scheme. Here, a mix of fairy lights, icicle lights and rope lights are used to highlight the home’s architectural features, while star, stocking and wreath-shaped lights add a playful touch.
While it may not snow in Australia for Christmas, you can mimic the charming look with lights. Icicle lights give this home the look of a frosty wonderland, while fairy lights and rope lights in trees and shrubs resemble a light dusting of snow.
If you prefer a colourful lighting scheme, choose outdoor lights in a mix of merry colours. Define the edges of your home and garden with fairy and rope lights, then add characters into the scene, such as reindeer, snowmen and more.
In addition to fairy lights highlighting eaves and garden edges, this home’s lighting plan is given extra oomph thanks to front-of-house shrubbery brimming with brightly lit bulbs, and wreaths on the windows lit up with strings of warm-coloured fairy lights. Also note how stake lights pressed into the front lawn frame the yard, too.