Once you get them untangled, outside Christmas lights are key to a postcard-perfect Christmas scene. Wrap 'em around porches and stair rails, stuff them in trees and bushes, and deck out just about everything else for the most cheerful house in town. You can't go wrong with classic string lights, but we also love the idea of mixing it up. There are so many ways to transform your home into the winter wonderland of your dreams, and we've found 15 of the best ways to do it.
While classic white bulbs will never go out of style, when it comes to Christmas decorating ideas, light projectors and unique string light designs will also brighten up your Christmas decor in 2019. Some Christmas lights are so eco-friendly that they're solar-powered, and others have battery packs so you don't have to try to hide your extension cords. Whether you're going for a snowy white color scheme or want every color in the rainbow on display, these Christmas lights are sure to match your vision. Below, scope out your ideal outdoor Christmas lighting setup, then you can start planning how you'll decorate your Christmas tree (Don't worry — we have all the Christmas inspiration you need to tackle the inside of your home, too!).
1 Hexagon Christmas lights
You can put them together to make a shape of Christmas tree. Or to put along the edge of walls to make a line. It's easy to connect the lights together with USB ports and USB boards.The lights are multicolor, they can make colorful night for you.
2 Classic White Christmas Lights
When it doubt, go with what's been a Christmas staple for decades. White outdoor Christmas lights keep it simple, and allow you to have free reign to add plenty of other decorations to your lawn (if you want to!).
3 Traditional Multi Color String Lights
Looking for the traditional colored Christmas lights you grew up with? These are a close match, and good for indoor/outdoor use.
4 "Old-Fashioned" LED String Lights
C6-style bulbs bring a dose of nostalgia to your display, but an LED version consumes a lot less energy and gives off less heat. Your electricity bill will thank you.
5 Classic Icicle Lights
This holiday standby gives you so much more dazzle than a single strand. Consider it an essential part of any serious decorator's arsenal.
6 Mini Globe Multi Color LED Lights
These lights — which come in colors, plus white and warm white — have a wireless smart control feature that lets you change the flashing pattern, timers, and brightness via an app. Each 50-foot string includes 200 LED mini globes, and has six different flashing modes.
7 LED Multicolor Ball Lights
This battery-operated option goes wherever you want it to go — no extension cords required.
8 Twinkle String Christmas Lights
These almost look like those old-fashioned Christmas lights, but this string has the power to twinkle, flash, and show six other light modes.
9 Outdoor Solar Garden Lights
These solar-powered lights will add even more holiday sparkle to your outdoor Christmas decorations. Plus, it's a versatile design so you can use them year-round. Just be sure to keep it in a sunny spot so they can shine even brighter.
10 LED Snowflake Projector Light
Decorate your home in a flash with this projector, which creates the effect of falling snow in or outside your home. You have all the power to change up the lights and color scheme with a remote control.
11 Garden Laser Light With Remote Control
No ladders, no hassle — just point this single laser light toward your home's facade and you get thousands of red and green twinkles in an instant. Bonus: You can control it with a remote from inside your cozy house.
12 Twinkle Star String Lights
Make it a starry night with these plug-in LED strands. Filled with 100 stars across a whopping 49 feet, your entire porch can get in on the action. Plus, these lights feature different modes, like slow fade or twinkle.
13 Reindeer String Lights
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen — not to mention Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen — but did you realize you could get the whole gang in a set of string lights? It has eight light modes, and you can control it all via remote.
14 Snowflake Icicle Lights
Or break from tradition and choose a flurry-themed version. It's an automatic white Christmas, no matter where you live.
15 Fold-Flat LED Moravian Star Light
This gorgeous, multi-pointed star could go on display year-round thanks to the lightweight yet durable polypropylene material. When you do swap in new porch decor, the shape folds flat for easy storage.
16 Natural Willow Pendant Lamp
Hanging from the porch ceiling, piled in urns, or even resting on the ground, these twinkling orbs offer a pretty texture and a soft glow.