As Christmas approaches, the preparation to decorate the house for the period starts with simpler elements, such as a tree with ornaments, or more sophisticated decorations with lights.
This last category requires care, as it can be dangerous, especially due to poor-quality equipment and/or poor installation.
When it comes to the electrical part, a few points to help you install the Christmas decoration lights:
Check if the electrical voltage of the Christmas light is compatible with the electrical network of your home.
Check if the Christmas light fixture is suitable for the place where it will be installed: lights made for outdoor spaces have more insulation to resist the elements, such as rain and wind.
Do not connect several lights or electronic appliances to a single socket. This can overload the electrical network and compromise the electrical installations.
If the wires of the lights are damaged, do not try to repair them. Even more so if they are plugged in.
Do not leave curtains, candles and other Christmas decorations, such as lights, near the Christmas tree.
They can cause a fire to break out, and due to the material it is likely that it will spread the fire.
Switch off light bulbs when you leave the house or go to sleep.
Christmas lights in rope form, those with incandescent and LED bulbs, should be used fully unwound.
Christmas Lighting Tips
The Christmas mood is largely dictated by decorations. Candles, Christmas trees, table arrangements and special decorations are just some of the must-have accessories that transform the home.
However, it is the lighting that makes any Christmas decoration pop.
Christmas Lights With Candles
Candles are home accessories that go down well in any season, be it summer, autumn or winter.
At Christmas, candles are even more popular, representing light and peace, as well as complementing the rest of your interior decor.
Whether small or large, these Christmas lights can adorn centrepieces, Festive wreaths, candleholders and more.
The most commonly used colours at this time of year are red, silver and gold. Instead of lit candles, use artificial candle-shaped lights.
Apart from candles, fairy lights are the most common Christmas lights. They can be used in many ways and combined with various decorations and places in the house. The most common are:
On the Christmas tree: fairy lights are almost mandatory elements in the ornamentation of Christmas trees.
Whether in white or coloured lights, they bring out all the warmth and cosiness of the season.
To choose the right light, keep in mind the size of your Christmas tree, as well as the types of decorations you wish to put on it.
In decoration: either around windows, doors, or outside areas, fairy or string lights can give extra charm in environments such as the living room or dining room.
The benefit is that, after Christmas, you can reuse the fairy lights to decorate the headboard of the bed, and mirrors or create a string light for the garden.