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Decorating with Colored Christmas Lights
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people are afraid to decorate with colored Christmas lights for
fear that the look will be too gaudy. Christmas trees with too much
color can often appear less attractive than trees that have more
basic white lights on them. But, it is possible to use colored lights
without making your tree or home look bad.
One thing to do when decorating with colored Christmas lights is
to limit where you put those colored lights. For outdoors, you should
use only some colored lights and some white lights. This can keep
the colors from seeming too overwhelming to passersby. For example,
you can hang white icicle lights all around the eve of your home,
and use a strand of colored lights for the trees in your yard. Any
combination of white and colored lights is often a good idea outside,
as long as there isn’t too much color.
On a Christmas tree, if you want to use multi-colored lights, you
may not want to have too many ornaments on the tree. With fake icicles,
colored lights, and many ornaments, a tree can appear less than
gorgeous. Instead, you should limit the amount of ornaments on the
tree when using colored lights.
Another way to keep colored lights from seeming too overwhelming
is to use at least some solid-colored lights. Christmas trees often
look very pretty when color coordinated or color-limited. By picking
one of the two main Christmas colors as a theme for your tree (red
or green), you can keep the tree looking mellow while adding color.
Or, you can pick one of these colors for the lights and have the
rest of the tree not be limited. Many people prefer to go with red
and white/silver for their tree. In this situation you could use
a traditional green tree or you could choose a fake white tree.
With red lights, silver and red decorations, and a beautiful tree
topper, these trees offer color while looking very classy.
Solid-colored lights don’t have to be limited to indoors,
either. You can use a solid strand of green, red, or even blue to
decorate outdoors as well. Putting one color on your whole house
with a strand of multi-colored lights in the bushes or trees in
front can often make your house stand out from the rest of those
in the neighborhood (in a good way).
Whatever way you decide to decorate with colored lights, and wherever
you decide to place them, the trick to making it look as good as
possible is simply moderation. Too many colors in too many places
can hurt the eyes and make the decorations appear gaudy. Apply moderation
to your colored-lights decorating, and yours will be beautiful.
Putting up the Christmas lights doesn’t have to be such a
frustrating task when you know what to do.
Christmas lights are the most difficult to pick through after a
year’s worth of storage.
Lights and Decorations
Christmas lights and decorations that flood the streets at this
most wonderful time of the year!
It wasn’t long after Edison flicked the switch of the first
light bulb that Christmas tree lights began to adorn the branches
of evergreens in American living rooms.