Now that the clocks have gone back, the dark winter nights can seem to go on for a long time, especially if you are leaving the house in the morning and coming home at night in the dark.
But rather than just sulking our way through these dark months, let's brighten up our outdoor space by choosing some great outdoor lights to welcome us home at night.
1: Create a Canopy of Lights
A canopy of Christmas lights by Lights 4 Fun
Suspend a netting of outdoor fairy lights above the entrance to your front door to create a warm and welcoming walkway into your home. Set the lights on a timer, so that when you arrive home, it's all been done for you. Who wouldn't like to come home to this warm welcome?!
2. Line Your Pathway with Lights
Luna Moon Outdoor Lights by Babatude
Line up a row of different sized outdoor lights along the pathway to your front door. Use storm lanterns with battery operated tea lights, or for something more impressive, check out these luna lights from Babatude.
3. Wind fairy lights into trees and topiary
Battery opertated fairy lights from Lights 4 Fun
Wind a string of fairy lights into topiary trees or plants and place them either side of your front door, or dot them around the garden. Choose weather proof, battery operated lights for a no-fuss solution. Green wired lights help them blend into the background during the day.
4. Suspend a Chandelier (or Four)
Starburst Lights by Lights 4 Fun
Veer away from traditional Christmas lighting by hanging a surprising quartet of starburst chandeliers outside your home. With twinkling settings, these are sure to welcome you home in style.
5. Go to Town With an Outdoor Grotto
A range of Christmas Lights from Wilkinson
If you have little ones at home, or you just love the magic of Christmas, why not create a cosy grotto outside. Attach string lighting around your log store or shed, hang fairy lights from trees, and if you feel like pushing the boat out, throw in a woodland animal or stag head for good measure!
How will you be lighting your home for Christmas?