Christmas Decorating - Inside and Outside

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November is here already and my thoughts are turning to making sure our home is ready for the festive season and will look the very best it can in December. I love browsing online for beautiful decorations, both for our tree and our rooms, but this year my thoughts have turned to the outside of our home and I'm seriously considering buying something to make our front garden look magical too.

We have a square yard which is lined with hedges so we can't really have anything at floor level. Well, we could but no-one would see it which renders having it slightly pointless. I've been thinking about lights for the outside of our home, like these fantastic LED Icicle Lights from the Christmas Lighting range at White Stores. I think a two or three chains of these around our eaves or the canopy for our front door would look really festive.

White Stores Icicle Lights for Outdoors

Christmas decorations have moved on so much in the last few years and it is wonderful to see how people decorate their homes. I'd love to be able to go for something really dramatic in our front garden, like one of these LED Blossom Trees. The largest of these is 2.5 metres tall so would be a striking addition to any home, or garden and would make a wonderful alternative to a more traditional Christmas tree. I think they would work really well in a retail or gallery setting, especially somewhere with a very stylised design where a striking lighting installation would offer the Christmas feeling without compromising their aesthetic.

LED Light Christmas Tree

Of course, when you have small children around then they are usually a little less keen on sleek, modern design and rather more in favour of light up penguins, Father Christmases and reindeer. That's probably exactly as it should be. I think, whatever we decide to opt for, it will be great to add that touch of sparkle to the outside of our home this Christmas.

Do you decorate the outside of your home at Christmas? I'd love to know what you have planned for this year.

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