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Change is Good.
Most of us have some degree of resistance to change. Change can be scary because it implies uncertainty. But, if things don’t change, we become bored. Our lives become an unchallenging and repetitive routine.
Through change, we experience personal growth and learn new things. Changes inspire progress and improvement, and bring new opportunities for happiness and fulfillment.
Change can be stressful, but it sets us on a new course and brings renewed energy and excitement. Change keeps things interesting. Each time you make a change is an opportunity to start again and make things better.
Nowadays, change is constant, especially in Southern California, where people live on the cutting edge of life. Each year brings change to everything from cars to phones to fashion. So why not make a change in your Christmas lighting design too? Instead of resorting to the tried-and-true designs of years past, let Mobile Illumination help you create a fresh new and different look to your Christmas lighting. Also, with Mobile Illumination, the vast majority of what you use in your design is rented or leased for the season so you can change your design year to year, free of charge!
Following are just a few ideas for changing and improving your holiday lighting and décor.
There are so many things you can do each year to change up the lighting display. Perhaps there are different trees you can wrap, or columns at the poolside. Or maybe try adding an LED wall wash to accent trees instead.
You can also trim the roofline of your residence with holiday lighting along the sides and peaks to create more depth and define the lines of your home. Lining the driveway with stake lighting adds a cheerful and welcoming touch for family and friends when they approach your home. Or try adding lighted reindeer figures, a sleigh or giant nutcracker for an imaginative winter wonderland look the kids will love.
Consider different types of lights too. If you have used traditional roofline lights in the past, now might be a great time to switch to icicle lighting. Or maybe even combine the two styles. The lower roof can be lit with traditional bulbs, and the peaks can be adorned with icicles.
And then there’s garland. Garland can provide a beautiful, natural accent trim to doorways, arches, gates, and pillars.
And there are so many varieties to choose from. Try mixed pine for a natural look or Venetian for a vintage-style Christmas. Chic Champagne garland can be used for a more contemporary theme.
You can also add wreaths to peaks or gables along the roofline, and especially on entrance gates and doors. Matching your garland and wreaths helps to tie everything together and makes for a wonderful backing for your Christmas lighting design.
Transition your Christmas lighting design from outside to inside with continuing garland and wreath decor. Stairway handrails are the perfect place to add spiraling decorated pre-lit garland.
Draping garland across the fireplace mantle also adds a classic feel to the living room. And a large wreath on the dining room wall or on the wall above the foyer can provide a dramatic focal point.
This holiday season, don’t be afraid to embrace change. It may just make your holiday the most enjoyable and memorable one ever. Because as everyone knows, variety is the spice of life.