5 Christmas Lighting Ideas To Try This Season

Christmas Tree Lights

‘Tis the season for cold winter nights spent keeping cosy indoors, and that calls for making our homes as sufficiently snug and festive as possible. Christmas is just around the corner, and aside from decking the halls with boughs of holly, there’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than filling your home and garden with twinkling Christmas lights.

Stuck for ideas this year? Here at Dusk Lights, we’ve made a list of our 5 favourite festive lighting ideas to inspire you. Whether you’re looking for classic and traditional Christmas lights or playful designs to spark some festive cheer, we’ve included different Christmas lighting ideas to suit every home.

1. Get Inventive With Fairy Lights

Fairy Lights

The obvious choice when it comes to Christmas lighting ideas is, of course, fairy lights. Christmas isn’t Christmas without a tree adorned with them, whether you opt for multicoloured and flashing or classic warm white. But fairy lights aren’t just for the tree; there are lots of ways you can get inventive with them throughout your home. 

When it comes to Christmas lights, fairy lights are a versatile option you can utilise in any room to beautiful effect. Try coiling them in glass mason jars, trailing them along your mantlepiece or wrapping them around the bannister of your stairs. Or, if you’re looking for a similar look outdoors, you could try battery-powered festoon lights. Featuring shining LED lights inside each bulb, our Garden Trading Battery Powered Outdoor IP44 5 Cluster Festoon Lights are perfect for bringing the fairy lights look outside. Simply hang them in your garden and choose from eight different flashing functions to give your garden a truly festive feel.

2. Set the Scene With LED Strip Lighting

LED Strip Lighting


Or, if you want to save the fairy lights for the tree, LED strip lights are the new go-to when it comes to atmospheric, festive lighting. You can opt for a straight line or arrange your LED lights into a letter or decorative shape for maximum impact. We’d recommend warm white LED light strips over natural white to create the cosiest feel possible in your living areas. The great thing about this choice of Christmas lighting is that there’s no need to take them down once the festivities are over –  they provide a stunning room feature all year round. 

3. Add Sparkle With Special Bulbs

Next on our list of Christmas lighting ideas is this simple trick. Exposed bulb lights are hugely popular at the moment, and one way you can update yours for Christmas is by opting for a suitably festive statement bulb. Simple yet oh-so effective, this innovative idea also means there’s no need to buy a brand new festive light feature each year. Simply swapping out your bulb with an extra-special option is a cost-effective and clever way to give your existing lighting some beautifully festive finesse! Get the look with our stunning CALEX Stars Globe Lamp.

4. Create an Old-Fashioned Feel with Vintage Lanterns

Vintage Lantern

Whether you’re looking for Christmas lights for your home or garden, vintage-style lanterns are a great option when it comes to festive lighting. Turn your garden, porch or patio into your very own winter wonderland with lanterns either mounted on the wall, hung from your porch roof or placed along your garden path. Or, for your living room, a lantern-style table lamp like our EGLO Bradford Silver Rope Lantern Style Table Lamp creates a cosy, festive feel. Explore more options for your garden and home with our full range of lanterns.

5. Get Fun And Festive With Novelty Lighting

If you’re looking for playful Christmas lighting ideas, try opting for novelty lighting in the form of fun festive characters! Whether its snowmen, penguins, Father Christmas or Rudolph with a light-up nose like our KARMAN Marnin Matt White Ceramic Wall Light, opting for these traditional winter figures give your home and garden an instantly Christmassy feel. If you’re looking for novelty Christmas lights for the garden, our KARMAN 2Ft Tall Ottavo Matt White GU10 External IP55 Floor Lamp adds a festive flair to your flowerbeds or decking. Novelty Christmas lights are always a hit with children, so if you’re decorating a family home, they can become a tradition you can look forward to putting up every year.

Are you feeling festive yet? Christmas lights play a huge role in what makes this season the most wonderful time of the year, so whichever of these Christmas lighting ideas you opt for, they’re sure to make your home feel like a cosy haven for you and your family. If you’re looking for unique gifts to give this Christmas, browse our range of funky gifts and the bizarre here at Dusk Lights to find the perfect present.

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