Lately, we have talked a lot about the holidays because they are on everyone’s minds. Even though it’s not yet Thanksgiving, kids are making lists, and they’re beginning to get excited. Each year we work hard to create a memorable experience for our families through decorations, gifts, and special foods. To many of us the holidays mean a certain ornament, a specific smell coming from the kitchen, a song on the radio, the taste of a special cookie, or the feel of a festive rug or blanket. The holidays come to us through our senses, and as a result, the look and feel of our homes is very important. Just this weekend, I received a flyer in the mail from a furniture store offering special deals on couches and recliners. Flooring companies are running specials as well because this time of year many of us spruce up our homes. (Really – no pun intended.) Though holiday lighting is one of the most iconic sights this season, many homeowners supplement festive lights with other outdoor lighting in order to create the most welcoming home.
Light draws us. It makes us feel warm and safe, like the fireplace at grandma’s house, so incorporating it into your holiday lighting has a profound effect. Spotlights are the most commonly chosen outdoor fixtures this time of year since they allow you to highlight decorations that could otherwise be lost in the shadows. Wreaths, garlands, and other 3-D decorations come to life when bathed in the glow of perfectly placed spotlights. Path lights are also perfect for lighting up the walk to your front door while tree lighting draws attention to your evergreens or decorations hung in deciduous trees whose leaves are long gone.
So why shouldn’t you just go to the local home improvement store, pick up some fixtures and extension cords, and do this yourself? Lighting you install this way is temporary; it won’t stand time’s tests. Extension cords are easily nicked by foot traffic and landscaping equipment, which could in turn cause a fire besides just being unsightly. Not the kind of excitement you want this holiday season. By choosing a professional like Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville and Western NC, your system will last for years to come, so your home can continue to be warm and welcoming even after the holidays have long passed. Your outdoor lighting system will be a low-voltage system with buried wiring that is guaranteed, so you won’t have to worry about fire hazards. Finally, by choosing a professional, you can be assured that you have the best possible lighting design for your home with all of your lights set in the best possible places.
Sprucing up the exterior of your home and creating the most welcoming sight is easy with a little help from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville and Western NC. Call us today. We would love to help make your holidays and the rest of the year just a little bit brighter.
Keith Drew, Owner