Christmas House Lighting Ideas

Written by: Ella Carpenter

Lighting the outside of your home this Christmas can be beautiful! We'll show you sparkling house light ideas using our outdoor Christmas lights. No waving Santa's in sight... we assure you!

Where to start?

Along with filling your garden with festive lights, the house can also be included in your Christmas lighting ideas. Single story rooflines with Christmas icicle lights can be framed perfectly with a festive window lighting display to make an enchanting approach to your home. Clustering free standing Christmas figures with a similar tone to your roof lights allows you to take your lighting display further onto the ground itself and prevents disconnection between lights on your house and those already in your garden.

An outdoor winter setting with light up reindeer, lanterns and Christmas LED candles.

Low level roof lines can run festoon lights to accent.

An outdoor setting with a home lit up with icicle lights and fairy lights at night.

Icicle lighting for roof lines offer architectural style accents.

A home lit up with warm white fairy lights around the bushes and trees with LED candles in the windows.

Team low level lighting with roof lines.

An outdoor snowy setting with light up reindeer, LED candles and fairy lights.

Wrap beams & pillars with fairy lights.

An outdoor snowy bench with white festoon lights and a lantern.

Swag fabulous festoons for a relaxed look.

An outdoor setting with a light up twig tree and warm white icicle lights hanging from a home's roof.

Roof icicle lights - photo via Ben Anders.

An outdoor snowy setting with warm white icicle lights and light up Christmas tree decorations.

Icicle lights & garden figures.

Fabulous Festoons

For a more contemporary approach to roof lighting, a super quick choice are festoon lights. With extendable lengths you can easily estimate how many you'll need by pacing the ground below the roof line. Opt for a larger bulb spacing (gap between each light) as they’re easy to hang and give an inviting glow to your home without being too crowded. Best suited hung above eye level, they’re the ideal on-trend Christmas light that you can leave up all year round too.

Festoon lights hanging from an outdoor shed with a light up sign saying JOY.

Festoons hung vertically - photo via Ben Anders.

Feature Wall Lights

Light up those walls! Christmas silhouettes combine decorations and lights in one go. For a showstopper, try a Christmas laser light too. They’re such an effective way to illuminate your walls with little mounting. Keep the numbers low and the space around them free. Overcrowding can look too distracting, especially if you've decorated your front door too.

Classic toned reindeer silhouettes.