Christmas decorating ideas for inside and out
These great Christmas ideas for decorating your home can make this your best holiday season ever. Use modern LED outside lights to use less energy. On the lawn, arrange a fanciful display that delights children and dazzles adults. Decorate your door to welcome your guests, and add touches throughout the house to celebrate the holidays.
LED lights are a wonderful trend. They use up to 80 percent less energy, and the up-to-date styles glow with color. You’ll be amazed how much you save on your utility bill. They last much longer, too, and give you gorgeous special effects. For example, these indoor/outdoor Holiday Showtime lights offer eight different synchronized functions, including steady, chase and twinkle.
Another option is the Trim a Tree LED lights on a reel. These indoor/outdoor lights are easy to hang without tangling and simple to store. Like all LED lights, they stay cool to the touch, so they’re easy to rearrange.
For your lawn, set up a magical Santa’s sleigh with reindeer. This lighted five-piece set features four reindeer taking off into the sky with Santa’s sleigh. One hundred lights set off the arrangement at night, and it’s woven with golden grapevine branches to look charming in daylight, too.
Or guide visitors to your door with a line of cute lighted polar bears, made for outdoor use only. They wear Santa hats and striped mufflers, and they love the snow.
On your door, welcome friends with a lighted red tinsel bow. Or choose an 18-inch unlit Norfolk pine teardrop decoration that’s accented with leaves, pinecones and berries.
A door wreath is another charming choice. This 22-inch Sherman pine wreath has clear lights, and it’s decorated with winter berries, lightly flecked small and large pinecones, red berries and bicolored holly.
Christmas decoration ideas for indoors
LED lights work beautifully on your tree. They don’t dry the needles out the way hot-burning lights do, and you can set them to chase or twinkle. Color Switch Plus Dual-Color minilights give your tree a modern look, and you can also set them to a steady glow.
Stockings are an essential part of the holidays, whether you hang them by the chimney, on the stairs or by a window. Choose a stocking that suits each child’s personality or pick matching stockings to emphasize family togetherness.
For the final touch, cook something with a wonderful aroma. Put six cups of cider, an orange stuck with cloves, and three or four cinnamon sticks in a slow cooker and cook on low heat for three or four hours. Spiced cider perfumes the whole house and tastes good, too.
With presents under a glowing tree, stockings on display and a delicious aroma in the air, your home will be ready to welcome Christmas.