How to Decorate Your House with Christmas Lights to Impress Your Neighbors

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When it comes to decorating your house for the Christmas holiday, you do not want to neglect the outside. You can impress your neighbors with a carefully planned light display. Christmas lights make your home inviting and welcoming. It draws attention from the road to your doorstep. People passing through the neighborhood will slow down to see all of your decorations. Bring cheer to everyone that drives by decorating your home with Christmas lights. Whether you want a complex display with twinkling lights and music or a simple display with white likes, you can impress your neighbors by carefully planning a design that works best for your home and your neighborhood.


Type of Controller


Fully built system

Ready to use right out of the box

Requires no soldering or electrical work

Least customizable

Controller kit

Contains all of the components to build a controller

Requires minimal soldering

Allows for some customization

DIY system

Has the main components of the system

Completely customizable

Requires electrical work and building

Must supply your own hardware


Make Your Christmas Lights Dance to Music

Syncing your Outdoor Christmas Light Projectors to flash with music is one way to attract and impress the neighbors with your display. Decorating in this manner takes a lot of time and preparation, but many people find that it is well worth it in the end. In order to make your Christmas lights dance to music, you need a controller. There are a few types to choose from depending on your skill level.


Each controller has a different number of channels. Each channel flashes individually, allowing you to set up zones in your yard to flash with the music. You connect your controller to your computer and program it for the songs that you want to synchronize with the lights. Doing this creates a brilliant light display that will bring cheer to the entire neighborhood.


Add Walkway Christmas Trees

Illuminate the walkway to your front door with walkway trees. These miniature Christmas trees, range in height from 2 to 4 feet and come in a wide selection of colors to match the rest of your light display. Some light up individually while others connect to each other like a string of Christmas lights. Situating the trees in rows along both sides of your walkway allows you to extend lights into your yard and invites guests into your winter wonderland. Additionally, people can see where they are going and avoid slipping on any ice that accumulates on the sidewalk.


Use Vintage Christmas Decorations

While many people opt for LED Christmas lights because of their bright colors and lower energy consumption, vintage Christmas lights add a touch of nostalgia to your display. The muted colors of the oversized bulbs give your house a cheery look. Combine the lights with other vintage decorations, like lighted blow mold decorations. These include large Santa Clauses, snowmen, penguins, candles, and more. Collecting these retro decorations ensures that your home will be one of a kind.


Opt for White Lights

Another way to impress your neighbors with Christmas decorations is to keep it simple. Rather than attempting to put together an elaborate light show in your front yard, opt for simple and elegant white lights instead. Hang white icicles from the gutters, use net lights on the bushes and shrubs in front of your home, and wrap the trees in your yard. Add twinkling lights to make the display interesting. When you finish installing the lights, your home will look freshly coated in fallen snow.


Hang Stars and Snowflakes from Trees

Depending on where you live, the trees in your yard have likely lost all of their leaves. Rather than staring at barren trees during the holiday season, decorate them with stars and snowflakes. These large light fixtures hang from the branches and come in a variety of different sizes. The bright lights of the stars and snowflakes contrast with the negative space of the tree to make an intriguing and interesting attraction. Combine these fixtures with the use of white lights to make them the focal point of your Christmas light decorations.


How to Buy Christmas Lights on eBay

Find everything you need to pull off an impressive Christmas light display in your neighborhood by shopping on eBay. Use the basic and advanced search features to find the lights and decorations you need based on keywords. Sort the listings from the refinement menu by specifying the condition or price range to find the decorations that fit in your budget. Carefully review the item descriptions to ensure that the listing matches what you are looking for.

Christmas lights on the outside of your house bring cheer to everyone who visits and everyone who drives by at night. Impress your neighbors by carefully planning light decorations that bring in the holiday cheer.


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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

I love lighted homes at Christmas Lareina Gould. It is never too early to think about it. Isn't it? Thanks and welcome to the Rain! Jeff 

Aug 07, 2019 01:08 AM #1
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