For most of us in Anchorage, we’ve probably already hung our holiday lights outside and set our displays on timers. For every neighbor that drives by, it probably sets them in the festive mood and spread a little joy. But if you’ve been looking for a way to bring that joy into your home, you can continue your holiday light decorations by adding a few strands around the house. Here are some tips to get your started:
Your preparation for placing holiday lights indoors should begin with a survey of your home’s features. Do you have a fireplace mantel you can hang with pre-lit greenery? Do you have staircase banisters you can wrap lights around or a set of picture windows you can frame with lit up decorations? Make sure to unpack all your lights and check them for burnt out bulbs before you start hanging them.
Work your way down from your ceilings towards your floors and be careful to tape down and safely tuck away wires and cords that might be in the way of traffic. For hard to reach places, you can opt for a battery operated light-set that comes with a built-in timer so that you do not need to worry about turning it off every night.
Materials for Hanging Lights Indoors
- Transparent tape
- Twist ties
- Light timers
- Extension cords
Ideas of Hanging Lights Inside Your Home
Here are some visual ideas for hanging lights around your home:
Decorating Your Home this Holiday Season
While Anchorage is not exactly at the North Pole, you will find that people take their holiday decorations very seriously. Follow instructions and be cautious when installing lights for a safe and happy holiday season. One of the advantages of living in Anchorage is that you will be able to enjoy a snow covered holiday season that will enhance the beauty of your sparkling lights and festive decorations.