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2011 Outdoor Christmas Light Trends

Christmas time is here, and so is your local Oakville residential Christmas lighting service!  Christmas is a time for family.  A time for playing in the snow and coming home to hot chocolate.  A time for classic Christmas movies.  A time for decorating the tree.  A time for Christmas carols.  A time for…putting up the Christmas lights in the freezing cold!  There is nothing like spending countless hours in sub-zero temperatures to turn your Christmas spirit frosty.

If putting up lights shrinks the size of your heart to that of The Grinch, then Christmas Décor can provide you with outstanding Oakville residential lighting services.  Our staff will design, install, service, take down, and store your holiday decorations.  Leaving you more time to spend on Christmas activities you actually enjoy.  Just be sure to book your Oakville residential Christmas lighting service fast – like the holiday season, our appointments will be gone before you know it.

Jingle Bells
…or hearts, icicles, candies, holly and mistletoe!  This year is all about shape and design.  Put some mistletoe shaped lights over your front door and give your guests a very merry greeting.  Hang some icicle shaped lights over your windows to give your house a frosty glow that would be at home in the North Pole. 

Stars on top of the home are still popular, but this year, try to be different in presentation.  Make your star with string lights or create an illusion by having different lights that turn on and off automatically. 

The shape of the bulbs themselves will be different too.  This year, lots of pearl-shaped bulbs with a glossy sheen will be en vogue, giving your home an extra little twinkle.  Use our Oakville residential lighting services to bring out the jolly side of your house.

National Lampoon is Back!
One trend from 2010 that is still going strong is draping your whole house in string lights.  However, if that brings forth the image of Clark Griswold blinding his neighbours with an entire house bathed in Christmas lights, there are ways to scale back and still be trendy.  Something new this year is to frame your house in lights and put lights along the borders of door frames, window frames, and railings.  If that feels a little too skeletal, projecting Christmas scenes on dark portions of your home will liven things up without too much intensity.  For the rebels out there, you will not end up on Santa’s Naughty List if you deviate from the usual red, white, and green lights.  Our Oakville residential Christmas lighting service experts can choose the colours and lighting styles to suit your tastes and your home.

Winter Wonderland
Just because you’ve decked your halls doesn’t mean your landscape should be as barren as Scrooge’s Christmas spirit.  Decorating your yard is not limited to fir or pine trees either.  String some lights over a hedge or in some bushes or wrap your trees in lights to make your garden – quite literally – light up!

Likewise, find ways to decorate your fence as well.  There is the traditional route of stringing lights along the fence, but you could also illuminate the fence by putting lighted decorations in your yard.  Inflatable decorations are modern and trendy.  Snow globes are taking the world by storm this holiday season.  And, as always, the Nativity Scene is a classic way to light up your yard.  Stumped on yard decorations?  Christmas Décor can help with our Oakville residential lighting services.
Not enough time to invest in beautiful outdoor Christmas decorations?  Our Oakville residential lighting services can help.  However, be sure to act quickly – our Oakville residential Christmas lighting service appointments are already booking up fast!

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