Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’
Monday, December 26th, 2011
A drive through most neighborhoods in December will reveal hundreds of homes, each lit up with beautiful Christmas lights. However, after a few minutes you might begin to realize that each home looks remarkably similar to the one before it. For something a little different this holiday season, consider decorating your home with slightly more unique decorations, such as brown Christmas lights. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Contemporary Homes: In many modern, contemporary homes, traditional decor is skipped over in favor of something new and creative. Brown Christmas lights are the perfect choice for this style of home. The brown Christmas lights will bring something one of a kind to the space, but still illuminate the home in a breathtaking way.
Rustic Cabins: In a more natural setting, one filled with wooden beams and unfinished tables, it might seem out of place to bring in gaudy decorations or bright green, red and blue lights. Instead, consider stringing up some brown Christmas lights. The color will play off the natural materials found in the home, and lend to the rustic effect of the space.
Outdoor Spaces: If you are thinking about hanging some lights on an outdoor tree, from your front porch or even in the windows of your home so they are visible to outdoor passersby, consider brown Christmas lights. As something different and unique, they are more likely to stand out and be the talk of the town than a plain and ordinary set of lights.
Friday, December 16th, 2011
For the avid holiday decorator, there will likely arise instances in which common green wire Christmas lights are not suitable. Many people wish to decorate their wooden decks. Others have home decor which features exposed wood trim or other areas which have a brown background. Oftentimes, creating an outdoor winter wonderland scene requires decorating trees and other natural landscaping in the yard. These situations call for a less traditional approach to holiday lighting. For those who find themselves faced with a similar holiday decorating dilemma, brown wire Christmas lights may be the ideal solution.
Like green wire Christmas lights, brown wire Christmas lights
come in many styles and colors; however, due to the brown coloring of the wire along which the bulbs are stringed, brown wire Christmas lights offer a practical way of concealing unsightly electrical wiring in areas like tree trunks and branches, where green wiring is less likely to blend in with the wood coloring. Not only do brown wire Christmas lights come in strings of single colors and multicolored bulbs, but like green wire lights, they are also available in different wiring styles such as icicles, which can be hung along rooftops and windows, and they also are available in options with bulbs of different sizes and even frosted glass.
The Christmas season brings an exciting opportunity for creativity and self-expression. The many different lighting and decorating options that are available make it easy to create holiday displays that can be tailored to individual tastes and personalities. Planning for logistics, such as finding the right wiring that matches the decorating environment should also be easy. As an alternative to traditional green wire Christmas lights, brown wire Christmas lights can be extremely useful and essential in creating a spectacular and well-executed holiday display.
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
Christmas is a time when festive people pull out all stops to decorate their homes, businesses, and interiors to the hilt. Bright colors, big Santa blow-ups, and decorated trees create an atmosphere of festivity and good cheer. Brown Christmas lights provide a more elegant option for decorating for people who have grown weary of hanging up the same tinsel and the same brightly-colored lights each year.
When you use brown Christmas lights
in combination with a soft, lighter shade of gold or white lights, your holiday décor transforms to an elegant and understated form of beauty. Sometimes standing out from the crowd and decorating for the holidays in a subtle fashion is truly what makes your home or business appealing and inviting.
Brown Christmas lights give off an atmosphere of cozy and quaint charm while also relaying sophistication. Many business owners and homeowners are beginning to seek out new ways to decorate for Christmas in a way that will provide guests with an inviting welcome. Brown Christmas lights are not overly bright in color and these specific colored lights offer a warmth and hue that is simply understated and fashionably discreet.
For people that love to place lights around every window, on every tree, and throughout their home exterior and interior, using brown Christmas lights is a way to fully light up your area without making the lighting seem harsh and overbearing. Brown is an Earth tone color and this shade of Christmas light blends nicely with evergreen décor, white lights, and natural shades that display the ancient and traditional meaning of Christmas.
Thursday, November 10th, 2011
During the holiday season many people like to add a special festive touch to their windows. LED window candles bring warmth and welcome to your home. LED window candles come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and because it has an LED light, it will work for the entire holiday season without having to change batteries.
LED window candles illuminate the home and makes it inviting to guests and passersby. A few LED window candles come with sensors so that they turn on at dusk and go off at dawn. Choosing a battery operated candle makes decorating any home worry-free and without the hassle of having to plug and unplug electrical cords.
These beautiful candles are molded to look like real candles, and have flickering lights to imitate a candle’s flickering flame. Some LED window candles even have realistic looking candle wax dripping towards the base. Also, many of them come with a gold, silver, or bronze base, to match any decor, and to add an authentic touch to the setting. Place these on the windowsill, mantles, or even in centerpieces, to add light to a home during the holidays.
The LED technology means that the candle tip is durable, long-lasting, and can be left unattended because it stays cool. These candles are safe to place by curtains, flower arrangements, on the Christmas tree, and even to have around pets and children. They also make great props for people in choirs and for Christmas carolers as well.
LED window candles add a cheery light to a window and home, and make guests feel welcome. Let everyone share in the Christmas cheer and good tidings with this decoration, and warm up those cold, wintry evenings. These candles are so attractive and alluring, you may not want to put them away when the season is over.
Saturday, October 29th, 2011
How often have you told yourself that, this holiday season, you were going to make your home look incredibly festive and inviting? Holiday decorating is a way to get yourself into the spirit, create a warm ambience in your home for guests, and share holiday cheer with neighbors. Start your decorating by adding a warm glow to your windows with battery window candles. Candles, in general, add a gorgeous golden glow to any environment and remind us of happy evenings spent with family and friends.
An important aspect of holiday decorations is the nostalgic emotions they can bring up. As you hang up ornaments made by the kids when they were young, bring out Grandma’s Christmas dishes and make cookies with the recipe your mom used every Christmas when you were little, it’s hard not to take that trip down memory lane. Create more memories by using a collection of battery window candles to light several areas in your home. Use them as part of a table centerpiece, cluster a few on the mantle, add them in the guest bathroom — and of course, don’t forget the windows!! These great candles are completely fire-safe and work anywhere. Design a centerpiece around them, and what about attaching one of them to the inside of a large wreath? The batteries in battery window candles are long-lasting so you can maintain a warm holiday glow for many nights leading up to Christmas.
Safety is another important consideration of holiday decorating. Children become enamored with glittery, beautiful ornaments and brightly-colored lights and decorations. Battery-operated candles are safe to put anywhere in the house as a child-proof decoration. Add a few in your child’s room for a fun way to help them get in the spirit. Battery window candles can even make a great night light! Set a few window candles on any surface and don’t worry about wax drippings, open flame, smoke stains on the ceiling or flammable fabrics. Battery window candles are absolutely safe around all of your home furnishings.
You now know how to create a warm, cozy feeling in every room by using battery window candles. Host wonderful parties and allow the memories to unfold as guests are removed to holidays past. Working these battery window candles into your holiday décor adds a special feeling to each room and can be a part of new, happy holiday memories for many years to come.
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
White wire lights make the perfect addition for a variety of settings. These twinkling lights are often seen used as Christmas decorations, but can also be a good way to decorate a party or even at home. The variety of uses for white wire lights makes them a wonderful piece of decoration. The low cost and minimal electricity used also makes white wire lights fantastic for different occasions.
Many people consider using these lights for wedding or parties due to the festivity they can add. Twinkling lights on a string are often reserved for the holidays, but white lights are a nice option that can be used year-round. Decorating the ceiling with strings of white wire lights can look beautiful, along with stuffing clear glass vases with these lights.
There are a large range of options for lights in terms of size. A lot of people choose the longest cord as possible, since they will be used them to string across a room. Some examples of situations that may call for shorter lights are when they are used in a vase or as table décor. Considering the use for white wire lights will help an individual make the best purchase.
Decorating a room or party is so easy with the use of white wire lights. The LED lights in these strings look festive when used for a wedding or party without a lot of effort. The relatively low cost of these lights is another appealing factor when an individual is searching for decorations.
Incorporating these LED lights into a home is another nice idea when decorating around windows. The number of uses, size of strings, and affordability are all excellent reasons why these lights have become very popular for wedding and party decoration.
Sunday, July 17th, 2011
Anyone who has hung a Christmas tree knows how frustrating it can be to put the tree in the stand and get it standing up straight. Add children or pets into the mix, and the carefully arranged tree could end up knocked to the ground several times before the end of the season. While people have suffered with the same poorly designed Christmas tree stands for many years, one company finally had enough. The Krinner stand is designed to hang a tree quickly and efficiently. A weighted base helps ensure that the tree remains stable.
There are two options when choosing a Krinner stand. The Christmas Tree Genie L will hang a tree up to eight feet tall, while the Christmas Tree Genie XXL will accomodate a twelve foot tree. The smaller version offers stabilizing feet, while the larger version has a wide, weighted base. Neither of these well-designed stands will budge like more traditional built Christmas tree stands do.
Placing a Christmas tree in a Krinner stand is thoughtlessly easy. The first step with hanging any tree is to take a small slice from the bottom of the tree. This provides a fresh surface to absorb water. Then, simply place the tree in the stand, hold it up straight, and step on the easy to use foot pedals until the claws grip the trunk firmly. That’s it! If the tree does not appear straight, simply start the process over. After the tree has been solidly placed, fill the Krinner stand with water to keep it looking fresh for many weeks. Krinner Christmas tree stands offer large reservoirs, minimizing watering frequency.
Christmas should be a fun occasion, and certain activities can get in the way. Krinner Christmas tree stands help keep frustration at a minimum while maximizing fun.
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
With winter quickly becoming a distant memory and the promise of summer buzzing in the air, now is the perfect time to think about decorating your home for this new season. Summer is a time of being outdoors, enjoying the weather and being more active outside. Create a cozy space for you and your family to enjoy on your back porch or in your yard to encourage less screen time and more fresh air time.
Something I’ve always enjoyed doing to make summer evenings cheerful and inviting is stringing up lights around the house. Brown wire lights, as opposed to traditional Christmas lights, are a simple and creative way to provide soft, intimate lighting for when your household is unwinding from the day’s activities. Using brown wire instead of the traditional holiday green wire takes the Christmas feel out of your decoration so that it fits your summer activities.
I personally prefer the brown wire lights over the typical green wire lights because the brown wire blends in more with the interior of my home. Where the green wire lights can sometimes contrast and call attention to their surroundings, I find the brown wire lights compliment my home décor. What I also like about our brown wire lights is how practical they can be.
Before we put up brown wire lights in our home, our porch was lighted only by an overhead halogen bulb and what luminance came from indoor lights. After we put up our brown wire lights, our space was transformed into a cozy haven, full of the sounds of family and friends. The light set the mood and our activities followed naturally, allowing us to finally relax into the warm weather.
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
People love holidays. We like to prepare special meals, dress up in appropriate garb, and we love to decorate. Of all the holidays we celebrate, Christmas is one of the most celebrated in terms of decorating. The most festive way we decorate is with exterior Christmas lights. Even items previously displayed by themselves now have lights on or within them.
Exterior Christmas lights have certainly come a long way since people first started utilizing Christmas lights. And the festive lights often remain outside for much longer than the Christmas season. Some homeowners keep their lights up and on all year-round. It’s not that rare to see exterior Christmas lights sparkling in the nighttime in a tree, even in the summer. Country homes in the American Northeast often display them at night
Traditionally, all exterior Christmas lights were large, very bright, they used more electricity and they could be dangerous. The wiring was liable to fray and start a fire. Eventually, manufacturers redesigned them to be smaller, less bright, easier to handle, less expensive and less likely to start a fire. Of course, the larger bulbs are still available but they are now safer and designed to use less electricity.
One of the more popular varieties of exterior Christmas lights is the ‘icicle’ style that hangs off the eaves. Originally, they were all white. Nowadays, however, they can be found in an array of gay festive colors. They add a charming glow to an accumulated snowfall. The colors reflect off the snow and add an element of charm and enchantment to a crisp winter’s eve.
For the true fan of Christmas and all its ‘trimmings’, Christmas isn’t really complete without exterior Christmas lights. True, the indoor Christmas tree will be festively lit and there will always be greenery, but Christmas lights decorating the exterior will always be a prominent feature. Like the original star over Bethlehem, outdoor lights are an important part of the mystique.