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Outdoor Holiday Lighting Ideas

Delight guests and neighbors with outdoor lighting that conveys the joy of the season.

Home facade with Christmas lights at night
Front porch and surrounding area with Christmas lights

Bright Ideas

Want the secret to having the best-lit house on the block? It’s all about getting the right mix. Here’s how:

Start with path lights. Work your way from the ground up, illuminating bushes, trees, windows, doors, and the roofline.

Pick a focal point. Deck it out with a variety of lights. String lights, a shining wreath (#267523), glimmering packages (#390998), and a friendly snowman (#477447) draw the eye to the door.

Blanket bushes. Net lights (#391377) provide consistent coverage.

Combine lights. Mix multicolor, single-color, and white lights for a balanced look.

Leave a light in the window. Hang wreaths (#195631) on windows along with flickering candles (#391395) for a subtle glow.

Icicle Christmas lights around a bay window

Accent Architecture

Play up your home’s features, such as a bay window, with icicle lights (#394532).

Lighted cube Christmas decorations

Spotlight Steps

These glowing gift boxes wrapped with grapevine ribbons (#390998) look like magical packages left on the front steps.

String of walkway Christmas lights

Warm Up Walkways

Take advantage of shimmering path lights (#394499) and stakes (#138853) to give your Christmas scene depth.

Christmas lights wrapped around tree branches

Trim Tree Trunks

Light the trunk and branches of deciduous trees. Start at the bottom and spiral the lights around. Use single-color strands for a design wallop.