Classic Holiday Lighting Tips for your Home

What do your holiday decorations say about you? Is your personal style classic and understated, or flashy and vibrant?

When it comes to decorating your home for the holidays, there are many possibilities for expressing your unique flair. Everyone does their holiday decoration differently. What about edible decor, like gingerbread men, candy canes, and strings of popcorn and cranberries? These crafty creations save energy and provide the home-made touch.

Are you a homeowner that expresses your decorative flair via holiday lighting? Maybe you are simply 'in the dark' about how to light up your home, and would benefit from a few handy tips to create classic holiday lighting for your home. The following tips offer energy saving solutions to lighten up:

Energy Efficiency: Many of us want to create a beautiful light display that is as energy efficiently as possible. Consider making a switch to the newer and smaller bulbs. They actually use 70% less energy and last longer than traditional bulbs. If you insist on using larger bulbs, choose 5-watt bulbs. They use about 30% less energy than the 7 to 10- watt bulbs.

The Convenience of Light Timers: Another energy and cost-saving measure is to hook your lights up to an automatic timer. Timers also prevent you from constantly having to switch your lights on and off.

LED Holiday Bulbs: A third holiday lighting tip is to start using LED holiday bulbs. They come in a multitude of classic holiday colors. The real bonus is that they are shatter-resistant and are cool to the touch and won't burn your hands. They also don't present a fire hazard, a real bonus for keeping your family safe.

Don't Go Overboard: You don't have to go overboard with your holiday light decorations this year. Make sure you've got enough lights to capture the look and feel of the holidays without drawing unnecessary attention to yourself and your home. Decorating to your tastes will not only bring you and your surroundings into the holiday spirit, but will also be more energy efficient as well.

If you are interested in building a more green and energy efficient home, consider Country Club Homes in Fairfield County as your resource to help guide you through the process. You may contact Country Club Homes for more information by telephone at 203-762-0550; or online at

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