It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week. The holidays are here! If you are not one of the early birds who’s already picked decorations for Christmas or Hanukkah, you’re certainly in the planning phases now. Lighting, specifically outdoor lighting, is one of the more iconic components of holiday décor, and as you work to create a memorable holiday for your friends and family, it is probably a high priority. You want lighting that is memorable and admired, similar yet different – lighting with style. To bring out the best of your home this holiday season, you may be interested in some of the current trends while incorporating your own family’s personality into your outdoor holiday lighting scheme.
So what are the most popular 2013 outdoor holiday lighting trends?
- White lights – This rather goes without saying as clear, white lights are always in style. White lights are very good at creating an overall effect rather than drawing attention to the lighting itself. A roofline trimmed in Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington’s classic white C9s is a noticeable, dazzling roofline.
- Blue colored lights – In recent years, homeowners have moved away from colored lights. However, blue lights are making a comeback in 2013. Their cool color is the perfect complement for a winter wonderland theme that incorporates decorations like reindeer, icicles, and snowflakes.
- Winter-themed lighting – Speaking of icicles, icicle and snowflake light links are increasingly popular. With these light strands, snowflakes or icicles composed of lights are built right in, serving as decoration and lighting all in one. Snowfall lighting, using lights to mimic the appearance of falling snow, is gaining popularity as well.
When determining your holiday lighting style and picking decorations, it’s also important to consider the characteristics of your home and neighborhood. Downtown Wilmington is filled with historic homes. In this area, a more traditional lighting scheme would be better suited. While in Monkey Junction or a community closer to the beach, a more whimsical approach may be more acceptable. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you can’t incorporate anything whimsical into your décor if you live in a historic home right outside downtown. But consider adopting a traditional style with just a little whimsy in strategic spots. This approach would give you the stunning home that truly stands out and remains true to your personality.
While you are busy determining your holiday lighting style and how you will approach lighting this year, remember that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington employs top lighting designers that would be happy to assist you in creating the best outdoor holiday lighting for your property. If you choose us, we will also install your lights and remove them once the holiday season is over. So there’s much less decorating work for you, and you can use that time to shop, wrap gifts, or bake something sweet and tasty. So don’t wait. Get your best holiday lighting ready to hang by calling Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington today.
William Koon, Owner