Christmas decorations bring happiness and cheer to every home, and it is a joy for both adults and children to unpack them from storage of every year, and hang them around the home. One of the most exciting and interesting decorations that you can choose is light rope Christmas decorations. There are many different types of Christmas lights. They come in a range of colours, vary in size and shape, and you can even get lights that cascade down your wall.
The most important thing to remember, when choosing and hanging light rope Christmas decorations, is that you cannot use indoor lights on the outside of your house. This is because they are not suitable for hanging in rain, wind and other elements, and they could be dangerous if you use them in an incorrect way.
When you choose your decorations, think about the places that you want to hang them. If you want to decorate the outside of your home, then choose Christmas lights that have been designed for this purpose. Look at the product description and any instructions that are included with them to find out if they meet your needs. If you are planning on hanging them indoors, then you should also follow the safety instructions, but you will have more types to choose from.
If you are going to decorate the inside and outside of your home, then you may need to invest in a range of different types of lights, that are suited for these different locations. You will also want to select lights of appropriate size and weight, depending on where you are hanging them.
This article is suggesting a range of places that you can hang your rope lights or fairy lights, but the places that you choose will depend on the features that you have in your home. Some older homes have finials, and lots of ornate architectural features that you can make use of – draping and hanging them around the different structures that your home provides. Other homes may need to use hooks or ties to keep them up, but whatever you choose, ensure that you keep your decorating safe, and most importantly that you have fun doing it.
Hang your lights from the roof
Outside, you can hang your lights from the roof, just under the guttering, so that they provide a border for your home. They will look grand every night, as you turn on the lights and they brighten up your street and the town that you live in.
Use them on your tree
Christmas trees come in different shapes and sizes, and they can be used indoors and also outdoors. You might even have a tree already, in your front yard, that could benefit from some Christmas lights. Even if the tree isn’t traditional, make the most of what you have.
Make shapes on your walls
Use the lights to make shapes on your walls, including Christmas icons such as bells, candles and stars. You can arrange the lights in a simple shape, and they will look elegant and striking in an unusual pattern.
Border your windows
Your windows can light up brilliantly with fairy lights, and even cascading lights. If you select a set of lights that can cascade down your window, then you can even enjoy them from the inside of the room, as the glimmer and shine on the outside, and also let the happiness inside your home. This idea might not be suitable for a bedroom if someone is trying to sleep, but perfect for a living area where the family likes to gather together and celebrate.