I've always believed that one of the easiest ways to make a room feel welcoming is with lighting. I love the glow that the house takes on at Christmas time with much of the lighting coming from the lighted trees and wreaths. Because I love it so much I figure why just Christmas?
These grape lights stay up year round above the windows in our breezeway. I love to sit here with friends on a summer night without any other lights on but these.
When I do my switch over from summer to fall I try to think of ways that I can decorate with lighting. So I string lights through vases of leaves. After I took this picture I also put a string of lights under the green scarf.
I look for Halloween flair with lights.
A lighted wreath and candles in front of a mirror gives off a magical kind of lighting.
Whenever possible I string lights on Puck.
This year I bought some of these great stems with the L.E.D. lights on the tips.
But in the end I guess nothing beats plain old candle light.