Swap out your bulbs
Even your regular lamps can get in on the holiday festivities. Around the house, swap plain light bulbs for colored ones. Warm colors give a flattering soft glow to a room, while cool colors can help conjure up a mood for themed occasions. Here are gorgeous but easy ideas for decorating your mantel.
Add visual interest
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Using as many lights as you can isn’t the only way to make your Christmas lights pop. Strategic placement can make your house the star of the block, says Nikos Phelps, president of Utopian Landscapes and Christmas Décor of Harrisburg. “If we’re doing a house, we’re trying to tie the roof in with the ground so we have different layers of lighting,” he tells HGTV. He recommends putting lights on the fascia (where the gutter attaches to your roof) as a focal point.