Decorating for the Holidays? Use Luminaries to Light up Your Way!
Luminarias are a popular item of décor for the holiday season in both the United States as well as Mexico. Luminaries are truly a classic holiday decoration and work beautifully for both the exterior and interior of any home. Traditionally, luminaries are known for welcoming guests into your home. Generally they are placed outside, to provide light for a walkway as well as add an overall sense of curb appeal. Best of all, luminarias are affordable and can be used year around. Cost-effective luminaries are great because not only do they offer an unbeatable sense of welcoming, but can be made completely custom.
If you decide that decorating with luminaries for the holiday season is something you are interested in, decide exactly what motif you are most interested in. With luminaries, you have the ability to decorate in more of a traditional, festive style or even choose something that’s simply holiday themed. Luminaries leave the options seemingly endless.
After you decide what type of design atmosphere you are trying to achieve, begin to customize your luminarias. While originally luminaries were just strictly paper bags, filled with sand to weigh them down and lit by candlelight, there are now extensive options to choose from depending on your use. If you plan on keeping your luminaries outside for more than one day, you may want to choose our weather resistant Plastic Luminarias. However if you want your luminaries for only indoor use, paper will work just fine.
There are also a variety of lighting options to choose from for your luminaries. While traditionally all luminaries were lit up with a candle, now you have an enhanced selection to choose from. In addition to the variety of candles to choose from such as: standard and long burning tea lights, you can also select battery operated LED lights or even pick one of the many electrical luminaries available.
Once you’ve picked out the style and design of your luminarias and selected the type of light source you wish to utilize, you are good to go! Just decide where exactly you want to place the luminaries as well as an estimate on how many you’ll need. They look great running down a driveway or pathway for an outdoor setting – or great lined up against a stairwell or underneath the Christmas tree if you plan on using them indoors.
About the Author
Lauren Beauchamp is a freelance copywriter working with Lumabase to share great ideas on how to decorate for the holidays with luminaries. For more information on luminarias and holiday decorating, please visit our website.