Magical Holiday Lights
Easy, Elegant Ways To Make Any Space Brilliant
Christmastime is a magical season, and no tradition or decoration does more to bring this feeling to life than the spectacle of Christmas lights. Christmas lights are a celebration of everything that makes this time of year so special. And they’re a wonderful way to showcase your holiday spirit, personality and style.
Some favor tradition and a subtle elegance, while others turn the dial all the way up to crazy Christmas sweater and keep going from there. Whatever your preference, Plow & Hearth is here to help you celebrate the magic of the season. Keep reading for ways to make your home merry and very bright!
Add Sparkle and Shimmer with String Lights
String lights are a versatile form of lighting, perfect for keeping it classy and traditional or for getting uber-creative. High quality LED string lights are built to last year-after-year, so you don’t have to worry about half of them going dark when you pull them out. They come in many shapes and sizes for all styles of décor, including icicles, clusters, bottle-shaped, flower blooms, large bulbs, micro-style, firefly jars, vintage bulbs and more!
A great set of string lights can make holiday lighting a breeze, especially in crush-proof styles that don’t break when you step on them and can be used outside or indoors any time of year. Use them to decorate in any season for any occasion, such as special events, parties, weddings and interior design – they’re not just for the holidays anymore. They make the whole year merry!
Create Enchanting Display Anywhere with Ease
All may not be calm during the holidays, but all can be bright with these ideas for magical holiday lighting. Some great outdoor string lighting ideas include:
- Wrap lights around a flagpole, lamp post, mailbox or porch railing
- Bring new life to an old shed, fence or other structure
- Wrap them around some old tools or antiques like an old bike or wheelbarrow for some rustic cheer
- Hang vertically from a tree for a vine-like appearance
- Place lights in a birdbath or drape them over garden décor, a bench, or a trellis for a fun holiday twist
These little lights are as fun inside as they are outside! Some great indoor holiday string light ideas include:
- Fill a lantern with string lights or micro lights
- Add some accent lighting above cabinets or on your bookshelves
- Fill the inside of an open piano with string lights
- Fill glass Mason jars with battery powered micro lights and use anywhere
- Use battery powered string lights to add light to unexpected areas
Set-It and Forget-It
Unique pre-lit outdoor décor allows you to create a brilliant glowing scene quickly and easily, with no need for a ladder or tangled extension cords. Automatic timers and battery operation allow you to place these decorations with set-it and forget-it convenience. Our indoor/outdoor electric lighted trees offer a gorgeous way to decorate and create that special magical glow on a porch, patio or out in your landscape. Combine multiple trees in a variety of styles to create a beautiful dimensional effect.
Lighted Christmas shorties welcome guests, family and passersby with irresistible charm and are so easy to place on patios, decks, porches, steps, a bare corner, next to the hearth and more. Each shortie statue has a charming vintage style and brightens not only your space, but your mood! Just like a Christmas gnome with a light up beard or Christmas tree hat perhaps?
Or maybe you need a stunning centerpiece or a light up canvas print. LED topiaries are also great for lighted displays and can be placed in urns, gardens, porches and more. They look great during the day and come alive at night with magical light. Whimsical accent lights delight young and old alike, filling your home with joy and cheer – indoors or outside.
Faux Christmas trees are more realistic than ever these days. Decorate easily with pre-lit trees or use string lights to create your own look in any or every room of your home. Check out our Christmas Tree Blog Post for more info on all the impressively realistic faux Christmas tree options now available.
While the Christmas tree may be the centerpiece of your celebration, light-up branches, garland and wreaths disperse magical light, foliage and festivity throughout your home. Use these to fill vases and urns, adorn tables, mantels, stairways, bannisters and doorways both indoors and outside.
Warmth, Wonder and Elegance of Candlelight
Before there were electric Christmas lights, frosted windows gave view to the dancing, flickering light of candles. Continue that tradition safely (and much more conveniently) with LED window candles.
Auto-timers and remote functions allow you to place these simple yet beautiful lights anywhere without having to worry about turning them off and on. Many styles for both windows and tabletops, mantels, desks and more are available to match any existing décor.
‘Tis the Season to Sparkle & Shine
You don’t have to light up your home like the Griswold’s to embrace holiday lighting. There are so many simple yet wonderful ways to showcase your holiday spirit and individuality. In fact, the best holiday lighting comes from your own originality and imagination.
Get creative! Consider bringing outdoor lights inside, light a hallway or foyer, make indoor lights visible from a window, use just white lights or go crazy with color, stick to tradition or rewrite the book on decorating – the possibilities are endless. Whatever you do, do it with joy and have a wonderful Christmas and truly happy holidays from all of us at Plow & Hearth!