Tips for decorating your home using LED Christmas lights

LED Christmas lights are newcomers to the holiday scene. However, they’ve already proved that they can be a fierce competitor to the traditional string lighting. So here are our tips on how to decorate your home using versatile LED Christmas lights.

But first, let’s look at what LEDs are. LED, or ‘light-emitting diode’, lighting works when a current is applied to the diode. Not only are they more durable than regular bulbs, meaning that they will hold up even during the coldest of winters, but they’re also more efficient since they use fewer watts to produce the same amount of light. By using LED lights you’ll be able to save money on your electricity bill while still keeping your home as bright as before.

And when it comes to holiday decorations, this matters because who doesn’t love to have a lot of decorations up without having to worry about it impacting their electricity costs?

Now that we know a little more about LED lighting, here are some tips on how to use LED string lights to decorate your home for the holidays.

Around the fireplace

If you have a fireplace, one of the easiest ways to decorate the inside of your home using LED Christmas lights (besides actually using them as Christmas tree lights) is to line your fireplace with these lights. It looks classy, highlights your fireplace and will definitely add that bit of holiday cheer to your living room - although of course please be extra careful when placing LEDs, or other decorations, near any fire.

And even if you don’t have a fireplace, you can still use the same method to accent other linear features of your home. What about lining your shelves with LED lights or wrapping them around the curtain rod to make the room brighter and more Christmassy.

In the dining room

Sticking to the indoors Christmas décor, LED lights can also be used to decorate your dining room. Because let's face it, when it comes to celebrating Christmas and other family-centric holidays the dining room often becomes one of the most-used rooms in your home. And there’s a lot you can do to Christmasify your dining room. Line the frame of the doors and or windows in the dining room with LED Christmas lights, use them as part of your tablescape, or even drape them from the backs of the chairs. The possibilities are endless.

Updated wreaths

Another great and easy way to use LED string lighting is to wrap them around your wreaths. It not only looks original, but it could also save you even more money, as wrapping LED lights around last year’s wreath can make it look brand new in an instant. And because LED Christmas lights are resistant to all types of weather conditions and also come in a battery-operated variety, you can use them on your front door wreath without having to faff with annoying wires or cold-damaged bulbs.

We hope these tips will help you turn your home into a Christmas wonderland. And whether you decide to use LED Christmas lights for their efficiency and durability, or for their bright colors and many shape options, they’ll be the best choice you ever make when it comes to your holiday décor. Happy decorating!

This festive period, keep an eye on your energy spend by logging into your account and checking My Energy. Keep an eye on your energy use and compare your household to other similar sized homes, plus learn hints and tips that can help you save energy. You can see what fixed-rate energy tariffs are available to you.

Thanks to Arthur from LEDwatcher.com for writing this article for us.


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