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10 Ideas for Using Your Christmas Lights & Decor Around the House

December 14, 2023 6 min read

When the chill of winter creeps in, there's nothing like the spellbinding magic of the holiday season to warm our hearts. Picture this: your home, shimmering in the soft glow of twinkling lights, evoking a sense of wonder in every passerby. 

Whether you're a DIY enthusiast crafting your own decorations or you’re hunting for those Insta-perfect outdoor Christmas light displays, there's no denying the sheer joy they bring.

So, if you're ready to learn how to use fairy lights to maximize festive charm, keep reading! These decorating ideas are sure to transform your space into a winter wonderland. 

1. Front Yard Fantasy

Curb appeal is your home's first impression, especially during the festive season. Why not make it a memorable one? 

Kickstart your Christmas decorations with a stellar front yard showcase. Imagine a delightful mix of snowflakes dancing in the wind, radiant light displays, and maybe even a jolly snowman (top hat and all) greeting your neighbors. 

And a pro tip for you: While we're all for that festive glow, always make sure you're using the right extension cords and power sources for outdoor lighting. 

2. Porch Decor Perfection

Let's chat porches, shall we? This space is the bridge between your indoor haven and the great outdoors. Start with a grand Christmas wreath that shouts "Welcome!" from your front door. Then, drape some string lights (we're partial to the twinkling kind) and garnish with a few red bows to tie everything together. 

And if you're feeling a tad indecisive on the palette, a classic color scheme — think reds, greens, golds, or even snowy whites — never goes wrong. Your front porch will be the talk of the town — or at least the block!

3. Roofline Radiance

For those looking to reach new decorating heights (literally), the roofline beckons. There’s an undeniable allure in seeing icicle lights cascading gracefully from eaves or string lights tracing the contours of your home. But here’s the thing: While it's all enchanting and lovely, make sure you always, always take precautions when decorating up high. 

Secure your ladders, have a buddy system, and ensure every light is firmly attached. When done safely, the result can be pure magic.

4. Enchanting Entryway

Welcome to the gateway of holiday cheer! Your entryway is the first hint of the festive joy that lies within your home. So, how about decking it out with a majestic Christmas wreath adorned with twinkling fairy lights? And if you're thinking, "But the cords!"--- don’t worry. Battery-operated lights are your no-fuss, cordless solution. 

Add a touch of nature by incorporating lush greenery, and maybe throw in a couple of vibrant red bows for that extra pop. Your guests will be captivated before they even step inside.

5. Indoor Wonderland

Who said all the fun has to be outdoors? Bring the festivities inside with a shimmering cascade of string lights, bright LED lights, and delicate fairy lights. Amp up the Christmas vibes with lights draped over the tree and intertwined among other holiday decorations. 

And here’s a thought — why limit the magic to just December? With the right decor touches, string lights can add a cozy ambiance year-round. Happy lighting!

6. Deck the Yard

Light up your outdoors with our Light Up Christmas Ornament Holiday Balls. These balls feature fun ornament-style designs and come with weighted bases to make sure they’re always just where you want them.

Plus, with nine different light colors and multiple light settings, these oversized inflatable ornaments are perfect for any holiday vibe. And, since they’re snowproof, you can also scatter them around your yard without worrying about the weather.

7. Window Wonder With Snowflakes and Star Lights

Elevate your window game this festive season! Grace them with ornate snowflakes and glistening star lights to create a spectacle for both insiders and onlookers. The subtle twinkle of these lights can transform even the simplest spaces. 

And if you're up for some holiday tech, consider light projectors. They cast dynamic displays of swirling snowflakes or drifting stars, making your windows alive with festive animation. It's like a little dose of the North Pole right at home!

8. Garden Glow-Up With Outdoor Christmas Trees

Ready for a garden makeover, holiday style? Let's begin by sprinkling your garden with twinkling tree lights, fairy lights, and the vibrant glow of LED lights. Arrange them around garden statues, planters, and other landscape features to add depth and dimension. 

But the crowning glory? An outdoor Christmas tree, standing tall and adorned with lights and ornaments. Make it your garden's festive focal point, a shimmering centerpiece that turns your backyard into a veritable winter wonderland.

9. Walkway and Railings Romance

Who said pathways and railings should be left out of the holiday merriment? Illuminate your walkways with elegant rope lights and soft white lights. Add light-up decorations for extra charm, but ensure pathways remain obstruction-free for safety. 

As for railings, intertwining them with fresh greenery like garlands and then draping lights creates a perfect blend of nature and festive glow. Just ensure to double-check power sources to make sure everything stays safely lit.

10. Special Touches: Santa, Light Projector, and More

Let’s add some special holiday sprinkles to your outdoor decor! From a jolly Santa display waving cheerfully to passersby to the magical light projectors casting vibrant holiday patterns across walls and lawns, there are countless ways to make your home's exterior uniquely festive. 

But remember — as you create these dazzling Christmas light displays, safety comes first. When combining multiple light sources, make sure everything is anchored securely and that you're not overloading your power circuits.

Festive Tips To Elevate Your Holiday Experience

The holiday season isn't just about dressing up our homes — it's about immersing ourselves in the festive spirit, both inside and out. Here are a few tips to help you take your holiday experience to another level.

Snowy Adventures Await!

Feeling the crisp winter air, hearing the crunch of snow underfoot, and seeing a pristine snowy hill ahead? It’s time for some exhilarating downhill fun! Grab our Candy Striped Snow Tube and embrace the thrill of winter. Not only does this tube glide seamlessly over snow, but its vibrant stripes are sure to make you the coolest sledder on the hill!

Warmth, Laughter, and Shots!

What’s better after a chilly day outside than gathering around with friends and family, sharing stories, laughter, and perhaps a warm drink or two? Take your holiday parties up a notch with our Inflatable Candy Cane Shotski - 2 Pack,

Unlike traditional rigid shotskis, this inflatable one ensures flexibility and fewer spills. And with custom collectible FUNBOY shot glasses included, it's the perfect way to elevate your festive gatherings.

Culinary Comforts

While lights and decor are great, never underestimate the power of food to elevate the holiday mood. Think warm soups, cinnamon-scented pastries, and steaming mugs of cocoa. Surround yourself with comforting aromas and tastes to truly embrace the spirit of the season.

Musical Merriment

Music is the soul of any celebration, so go on and curate a holiday playlist with classics that everyone loves. From "Jingle Bell Rock" to "White Christmas," let the tunes set the perfect backdrop for your luminous decor.

Personalize Your Decor

While following traditional decoration ideas is fantastic, sprinkling some personalized touches can make a world of difference. For instance, you can create handcrafted ornaments with family members or host a DIY decor evening with friends. It's these personal touches that often become the most cherished memories.

Embrace the Art of Gifting

The act of giving is at the heart of the holiday season. It’s not about the price tag but the thought that counts. Take some time to select or craft thoughtful presents, wrap them with love, and watch the eyes of your loved ones light up as they unwrap them.

Remember, the essence of the holiday season is togetherness. Whether it's sharing a sledding adventure, raising a toast, or simply singing along to carols, it's these moments that make the season truly magical.

A Final Word

At FUNBOY, we believe in creating magic and memorable experiences at every corner of your home. Your Christmas lights and décor are not only about illuminating spaces but also about sparking joy, warmth, and a sense of togetherness that truly defines the holiday season. From DIY ideas to adding an outdoor Christmas tree, these tips offer a delightful blend of creativity and festive cheer.

So, wrap your home in twinkling lights, embrace the chill of winter, and immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of the season. After all, with FUNBOY, the most magical time of year is always around the corner. 

Sources:

Student Research: The History of Christmas Lights | Claremont Graduate University

Curb Appeal Definition | Investopedia

A Short History of Christmas Greenery | English Heritage

LED Lighting | Department of Energy


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