The holiday season nears, which means it is time to plan out this year’s extravagant decorations. This year you want to go the extra mile by turning your home into the biggest and brightest one on the block.
If you never, or rarely, experimented with outside decorations, let our little guide help you plan out your dream lighting scene.
A memorable lighting show requires a few signature pieces, which often cost consumers a lot. Create a budget, then make small daily changes to help stick to it. This budget works to keep you from overspending during the holidays, and to help you save enough for the biggest decorations on the block. Also make some major changes in an effort to generate enough revenue for your dream lighting show.
Know the Law
Your city or town may have a law that forbids lighting or holiday decorations. Find a listing of the laws to make sure you don’t violate any. You don’t want to start the holidays with a big bill or fine.
Each state usual lists all their laws on their official government website. Review them to keep your home within its legal decoration rights.
Search for pictures of other outside decorated homes. Get a sense of the themes, show stopping pieces, and color themes. Also watch youtube videos of home light decorations. Search for any interactive portions that you may want to use in your own light show.
Read and watch tutorials to achieve the most professional looking decorations.
Get all your holiday decorations out of storage. Then start to go through all your Christmas decorations; test lights to make sure they all still work, and can handle long hours of continuous usage. Use this inventory as a way to see what items you need to add to your holiday shopping list.
Invest in Lights
Shop a specialty decorations store to find all the major lighting items that you need to create your holiday scene. Santa, reindeers, elves, and sleighs are just a few of the common lighting items you can find at your favorite local decoration shop.
Really elevate your holiday decorations by adding music to them. It requires some work on your part, but the right tutorial should make it easy to set up music to play as your lights stay turned on.
This not only shows some decorating skills, but makes you more advanced with creating the full decorating experience.
Trying to decorate your entire home (the inside and outside) can be overwhelming. Get your children to help by having them hang some lights. Offer an increase in allowance to really boost their desire to make the Christmas scene. If you need more manpower, don’t be afraid to pay someone to help decorate the outside area.