Creating a Show-Stopping Holiday Light Display: Tips from Professional Decorators

Creating a Show-Stopping Holiday Light Display: Tips from Professional Decorators

November 12, 2023

Nothing says Christmastime quite like a stunning holiday light display. Whether set up at your home or business, a well-designed, well-executed display can make neighbors and passersby smile as it lights up the cold days and long nights of winter.

The team of holiday lighting design and installation professionals at MosquitoNix® is here to help. Our MosquitoNix Elves know how to install Christmas light displays that catch eyes and spread joy - just check out our image gallery to see some of our work on real homes and businesses. Keep reading as they share some top tips for how to hang Christmas lights in a way that will bring holiday cheer all season long.

Top 5 Tips for Creating a Professional-Looking Light Display

  1. Create a plan ahead of time.

    With any holiday lighting project, our Elves recommend planning the look you want ahead of time. Take measurements to ensure you'll have enough light strings to cover all the areas you want to. Also, figure out where the power source is that you will connect to, and be sure you won't be overloading your circuits. If you work out these details in advance, it can help avoid problems later.

  2. Check your bulbs in advance, too.

    Make sure all your light strings illuminate correctly by testing them before you start hanging them. Troubleshooting and replacing any burned-out bulbs in advance can save you time and struggle in the long run, as well as help ensure your bulbs burn their brightest, since burned-out bulbs can be a drain on the whole string.

  3. Integrate unique accent pieces.

    When it comes to creating a truly show-stopping light display for your home or business, a stunning accent piece or two can go a long way. An article on Martha Stewart's website concurs with this point, stating that, when it comes to Christmas lights, "the possibilities go far beyond trees and rooftops": You can incorporate lights in "beautiful, unexpected ways," including illuminated signs, chandeliers and more. It's just a matter of finding the unique pieces that work for you.

  1. Remember that sometimes, less is more.

    Even though it can be a good idea to add eye-catching accents, our team advises against using too many. Whether you're adding large star-shaped lights or glowing topiary balls, remember that a little can go a long way. It's usually best to be judicious with your accent pieces in terms of the number of them and where they're placed.

  2. Choose a focal point.

    When you're working on your initial lighting designs, make sure you select one or two areas or features that you especially want to highlight. It may be your front door, a certain tree or a pair of bay windows. Whatever you choose, you can help create a more unified look by drawing the most attention to these areas.

Bonus Tip: Hire Professional Christmas Light Installers

As you can see, a lot goes into the creation of a truly professional-looking light display. While our Elves are happy to share these tips with you for your DIY holiday light installation project, they're also happy to take on the labor of installation, maintenance and even take-down. As Forbes Magazine explains, professionals can save you time, reduce your risk of injury and help you get the look you want.

Text ELVES or call (855) 808-2847 to learn more about how the Elves can work with you to create the kind of light display you always dreamed of but never thought you could achieve for your own home or business.

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