When decorating for Christmas, using lights will make any home seem more spirited. Christmas lights are available in many varieties and colors, and can be used both indoors and out. Indoors, lights may be used to decorate a tree, fireplace, railing, or windows. Using solely one color of lights will help to add cohesion to any room – for example, using white lights on the tree will bring attention to the ornaments without overpowering them. Short strings of lights can be used to warm potpourri and add fragrance to any room.
Outside, lights can be placed on windows, gutters, and landscaping. For those not inside to see the decorations, placing Christmas lights on a home will allow people who pass to see the display. Icicle lights paired with multicolored ones give a new twist to a classic decorative style, as do light nets placed on bushes. Using Christmas lights to accentuate other holiday decorations will ensure that a home is turned into a gorgeous holiday haven.