Deciding whether to put up white or colored Christmas lights? To put up color or not put up color: that is the question. As we look out over the yards and houses that have lights, we might see some that we like much more than others. There are houses out there with colors, with white and with mixes of lighting options.
Well here are some fun ideas and tricks to help you decide what you want from your Christmas lights and decorations. Remember it is all about what you want your home to look like.
Start by taking some time to look around at other light settings in different neighborhoods. See if there is anything that strikes you as beautiful, cute or interesting. Then you can also check out something like the festival of trees. They have these sorts of events in many of your event centers in your area. The malls, temples, and other major community facilities will also have good lighting ideas.
When you start to have an idea of what you want to create in your own yard, it will be easier to get the idea of whether you want to go with colored lights, or white bulbs. That is what it is all about, the color of the bulb. There are also different effects you can find from using different types of lights. For example, the icicle look, or the bright big bulbs. There are many choices. The key is getting the idea that you want and then using the right lights to get the effect you are looking for.
Now it is time to make the plan. What will you want it to look like? Where will you be hanging the lights? Finally what are you willing to spend to get the lighting you want?
Will you want lights that blink, stream or chase, or even stay lit? This will help to know if you are going to be looking to have the colors blend, or flash against each other.
As you are considering all of this, make sure to look at what your options are for the electricity it will take to run these lights. Will you need extension cords? This way as you are ready to create the scene you want, you are not going to be surprised or disappointed in the total effect if you cannot make it work.
Now that you have your plan, it is going to be time to look at what lights you will need. If you want a combined look, then you might want to consider using both white, and colored lights. If you want to go with a solid look, then using white lights works well. The reason is that all of the lights will look like glowing snow, ice and crystals in your yard.
If you want the chasing or flowing affect, colors tend to bring this out more. This is more dramatic than white lights chasing each other. Another consideration would be the use of a single other color, such as all blue or all red lights. Shop around; you will find a wide variety of choices.
Try a few strands of the colors together with the different styles. Then you will be able to see how they will look in motion before you hang them up. Think about the actual movement or non-movement that the lights will take on.
All in all when you are deciding whether to put up white or colored Christmas lights, you will see that it is up to you to choose what you find beautiful.