The holiday season is now upon us and everyone is full of festivity and cheer! The best part about it getting dark so early this time of year is being able to see all of the amazing holiday light displays glimmering in yards and buildings. People can get so creative with their holiday lighting displays, but did you know that you can utilize permanent outdoor lighting to really take your holiday display to the next level? Here are a few of our favorite holiday lighting tips and techniques.

Use string lights to illuminate trees.

This technique is a classic one, but is also timeless. Clear string lights adorning the trees in your yard creates a breathtaking effect that can be left up year round. Don’t just limit it to trees, though! You can wrap the lights around columns, fences, and gazebos as well. Additionally, you can choose to line the edge of your roof with lights. String lights can be used to highlight your favorite landscape features or certain architectural components of your home or in your lawn.

Add a statement color to your existing lighting.

Do you already have landscape lighting at your home or business? If so, you might have been wondering if there was a way to spruce it up for the holidays. The good news is, the answer is yes! We can change the current bulb color out for a statement color of your choosing to give it some holiday cheer. The wash lighting illuminating the side of your house can be transformed by putting a red bulb in it, giving off a fresh wave of holiday energy. Or perhaps you would like the light in your pool to give off a green hue — our team of experts can make this happen for you! Whether you are hosting a huge holiday party or simply just want to be the best decorated house on the block, everyone will love the extra touch that statement colors can add to your lighting. We also offer Haven Lighting, which puts custom color combinations at your fingertips for the holidays and year-round.

Incorporate moonlighting to give your yard a whimsical appearance.

Moonlighting is a lighting technique where lights are discreetly placed in trees so that they can illuminate an area beneath them. The lighting effect this creates mimics the appearance of moonlight on the ground. The soft, natural-looking lighting creates a peaceful and serene environment. This would add an extra layer of depth to your yard this holiday season, and is perfect to have all year long!

Use your imagination and get creative with holiday lighting!

These are just three ideas of how to achieve the best holiday lighting ever, but the options are endless. There are so many outdoor lighting techniques and fixtures to choose from! Here at Houston Lightscapes, we are proud to be a family owned business with over 30 years of experience. We are industry professionals and take pride in providing superior workmanship for both commercial and residential buildings. We service Houston and the following areas: Bellaire, Energy Corridor, Huffman, Katy, Magnolia, Memorial Villages, Missouri City, Montgomery, Richmond, River Oaks, Spring, Spring Branch, Sugar Land, Tanglewood, The Woodlands, Tomball, and West University. Call us today at 713-461-3600 for a free consultation!

The team at Houston Lightscapes takes pride in their many years of experience in the landscape lighting industry. They've been serving the greater Houston area for over 30 years bringing innovation and elegance to their designs. Learn more about Houston Lightscapes here.