5 Ways to Add Christmas Lights for Small Spaces
One of the most wonderful things about Christmas, besides having a white one, is the beautiful Christmas lights. It simply wouldn’t be Christmas without them. Thank God for electricity, right? These lights are not only incredibly versatile, but they tend to work anywhere, from the fir trees to staircases and all around the house, Christmas lights serve an incredible purpose: to warm our hearts in the midst of winter and bring joy to the entire world.
So how can we all add these shiny and festive lights in our homes when space is an issue? The answer is simple! Like we just said, Christmas lights work anywhere, and that’s true even for small
spaces. Here are five ways you can deck the halls with Christmas lights!
#1: Think outside the box:
Just because we associate Christmas with a well-adorned and well-lit Christmas tree doesn’t mean we should limit ourselves to that. Light plays a huge role in our life and can work wonders for our mood. So why not incorporate some alternative lighting throughout your entire house? This will create more visual space as light tends to enlarge spaces. Consider scouring your hardware store for hanging bulbs that you can pair up with some decoration.
TIP: Consider placing these lights next to the walls. Avoid hanging them in the middle of a room since it will tend to shrink the place visually.
#2: Dress up for Christmas
Its obvious people will dress up for Christmas. Whether they go carolling as a choir, go to the opera or simply invite each other for dinner, people will usually put on their best clothes for this merry and joyous occasion. Why shouldn’t you do the same to your house?
Go ahead and take some holiday cheer and dress up your lights! You could drape evergreen branches around a hanging light fixture and mesmerize your guests with the light that bounces through the branches.
TIP: Make sure there’s no fire danger by either checking it properly beforehand or by using faux evergreen branches that are fireproof.
#3: Light up your dishes
Christmas is also about food. Delicious, mouth-watering food: plum pudding, cider roast turkey and eggnog – just to start with! So why not bring your Christmas meals to a whole new level by cushioning your dinner with lights? All you need to do is place an illuminated garland around your showcased dishes in order to create a beautiful scene that will be feast for the eyes and thanks to the food, a feast for your mouth!
TIP: You could also place a lit garland in the centre of the table if you wish to create a more symmetric look!
#4: A light-up vintage letter sign
A cool way of adding illuminating cheer to your home is by creating a “Merry Christmas” or “Merry & Bright” sign with light-up letters. You can hang them above the chimney or an empty wall in order to create a statement.
Of course, you’re not limited to those two signs; you can write whatever you wish. The point is these light-up letters add a nice dose of retro glam to your home while inspiring people to take the message to their hearts!
#5: A dash of gold
Okay, this one’s not really about actual light, but it is about reflections! So if there’s one metal that really goes well with the holiday season that would definitely have to be gold. Of course, the best gold for Christmas is found in jewellery, but don’t go breaking the bank just for that. Luckily, there is a really cheap and merry way of bringing gold to your household via gold spray paint, or regular paint.
Go ahead and paint some vases, candleholders and even faux fruits. They will look fabulous and festive, as they will glamorously reflect light off them!
TIP: Place these faux gold objects underneath Christmas lights or candles to really shine the spotlight on them! Also, make sure they’re placed over the chimney or somewhere less central to create the illusion of space!
Overall, these were our five ways of adding Christmas lights in small spaces. Generally, what you need to avoid is overcrowding the lights in the centre of the room. By playing with reflections and creating statement signs on the walls, you will draw the eye around the place and thus, visually expand the space. This will make Christmas lights work beautifully in any space, regardless of its size. Have a Merry, Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!