If you want your Christmas decorations to really stand out, then you need to focus on the type of lights you intend to put up around and inside your house. Great lighting can make your décor to stand out and since winter usually features longer night hours, you can expect your lighting to be a central aspect of your overall Christmas decorations. In this guide, you will see how to ensure your Christmas lights doesn’t clash with the rest of your decorations and how to use other accessories to enhance the light in your home.
Using Mirrors to Enhance Your Christmas Lights
Mirrors are a great idea to your Christmas decorations because they open up your space and bounce light around, making your room brighter and more dynamic. Using mirrors along with some solar Christmas lights is a great approach to saving money too. Mirrors are also ideal for small spaces and you can basically use them to reflect light in rooms you don’t want too much light in or to illuminate corners you don’t want a lamp situated. One other way to light up your room using mirrors is by putting string lights at the edge of the mirror. The small string lights will reflect dimly towards the room further giving it an ethereal appeal.
Another way to use mirrors is by placing smaller, handheld mirrors around your Christmas tree to deflect light and create an illusion that there are more lights on the tree. You can place the mirrors facing the lights at certain angles so that the reflected light can go off in different areas of the room.
Tips to Arranging Presents
The traditional place to arrange gifts has always been around the Christmas tree. Movies and even songs feature Santa Claus creeping towards the tree and leaving a nice gift for the good kids and so most people have largely stuck to this idea of gifts under the Christmas tree. However, you can also choose to shift things a bit and place your gifts in other corners of your house. To make it even more fun you can play a game of treasure hunting and make the rest of the house places to have fun. This not only makes the gift giving lively, but it also allows your tree to be seen in all its glory, from pot to the very star at the tip.
How you wrap your presents will also affect their presentation. Some people prefer very elaborate wrappings that are based around the color theme of the holidays. You would perhaps prefer to have such presents around a central place where they can add to the overall décor of the house.
In conclusion, decorating your home and gift giving are intertwined and when planned really well, you could have a very memorable holiday. Just make sure you don’t get too wrapped up in buying gifts and decorating that you forget the very meaning of the holiday is about spending quality time with family and those you love. So enjoy yourself, whether you are hauling Christmas lights over the roof or carrying the tree to your house.
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