‘Tis the Season: Elevate Your Home’s Exterior with Festive Christmas Decorations

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‘Tis the Season: Elevate Your Home’s Exterior with Festive Christmas Decorations

It’s the greatest time of the year! As the holiday spirit twinkles around us, it’s time to bring that magical cheer right to our doorsteps with captivating exterior Christmas decorations. Sprucing up your home for the festive season not only spreads joy but also elevates the entire neighborhood’s holiday vibe. Plus, who doesn’t love a delightful drive through neighborhoods adorned with sparkling lights? Let’s dive into some tips for enchanting exterior decorations and explore popular areas to witness breathtaking Christmas light displays.

Exterior Decoration Tips:

Remember, Safety First! Use sturdy equipment, secure decorations properly, and avoid overloading electrical circuits.

1. Planning Phase:

Before you start, envision your desired decor. Consider:

  • Theme: Choose a cohesive theme or color palette for a harmonious look.
  • Key Features: Decide on the focal points – whether it’s the porch, windows, or specific areas you want to highlight.

2. Gathering Supplies:

Ensure you have all the essentials:

  • Lights: LED lights are energy-efficient and long-lasting. Measure the areas you want to decorate to estimate the number of lights needed.
  • Extension Cords & Timers: Invest in outdoor-rated extension cords and timers to manage your display efficiently.
  • Decorative Items: Wreaths, garlands, lawn ornaments, and any specific decor pieces aligning with your theme.

3. Preparation Steps:

  • Safety Check: Inspect all lights and decorations for damage. Replace any worn-out bulbs or frayed wires.
  • Outdoor Outlet Access: Locate accessible outdoor outlets and test them beforehand.
  • Weather-proofing: Ensure all decorations are suitable for outdoor use and secure them properly to withstand wind or other weather conditions.

4. Installation Process:

  • Start with Outlining: Outline the roofline, windows, doors, and pathways with lights. Begin at the power source and work your way around for a neat look.
  • Focal Points: Highlight your chosen focal points with additional decor like wreaths, lawn ornaments, or a central display.
  • Extension Cord Management: Hide extension cords along edges or beneath mats to avoid tripping hazards and maintain a clean look.

5. Final Touches & Safety Measures:

  • Adjust & Test: Step back to review and adjust the arrangement. Test all lights and timers to ensure everything works correctly.
  • Safety Checks: Securely fasten decorations to avoid wind damage and ensure no cords obstruct walkways.

6. Maintenance & Post-Decoration Care:

  • Regular Check-ups: Periodically check lights and decorations throughout the season for any issues.
  • Proper Storage: Safely store decorations after the holidays to ensure they last for future use.

Here are a few light displays you may want to visit for some inspiration:

Must-See Christmas Light Displays:

  1. Prestonwood Forest: This neighborhood is famous for its elaborately decorated homes and synchronized light displays. A must-visit for an enchanting evening stroll or drive.
  2. River Oaks: Known for its luxurious homes, River Oaks transforms into a winter wonderland during the holidays, with stunning displays and luminous streets.
  3. Woodland Heights: Lights in the Heights is Saturday December 9th from 6-9pm. Come see the charming and picturesque, Woodland Heights offers a delightful array of traditional and modern Christmas decorations adorning its lovely homes.
  4. Sugar Land Holiday Lights at Constellation Field: A bit farther but totally worth it! Enjoy dazzling LED displays and a magnificent walkthrough light tunnel.
  5. Moody Gardens Festival of Lights: An immersive experience with over two million lights, holiday-themed attractions, and ice skating – perfect for a family outing.

Remember, the key to a stunning exterior display is creativity, attention to detail, and, most importantly, safety. Snap a picture and send it to me or tag @MoveWithMestayer on Instagram. I would love to see it.

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