Many of us often fail to notice the importance of lighting in our décor, focusing more on ornaments, foliage, and other accents. Although I used to overlook lighting, I have recently developed a greater appreciation for it. Now, I place more focus on it in my Christmas designs, especially after noticing the power a single candle or string of lights can have during the holidays. Perhaps the draw is due to the stark contrast of light and dark during that particular time of year. I have noticed that lights at other times of the year, such as Halloween or the Fourth of July, seem to lose its impact because of inappropriate or excessive use. But at Christmas and the winter solstice, light is vibrant and brilliant, bringing reflection, clarity, and hope.
We also tend to think that Christmas lights are simply for pairing with trees, garlands, or other greenery. However, they can be used in many different ways to enhance your home décor throughout the year. Read on for some inspiring ideas on how to make the most out of your holiday lights.