3 Creative Ways to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

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November 26, 2021 | 4 Min. Read | By: Justyne Y.

Holiday season has officially started and with that comes the annual (but friendly) competition between your neighbors of which house has the best and most festive decorations. Although you can never go wrong with your basic Christmas lights, here at Nanoleaf we like to think outside of the box. Here are 3 ways to upgrade your lighting and decorate your home this year to help you win your holiday competition!

1. Festive Formations

Add some creativity to your home with Nanoleaf’s Shapes and Elements light panels. Customize your layouts and create festive designs to bring home the holiday cheer!

Creative ways to decorate your home with Nanoleaf

Create the nordic holiday of your dreams with a modern wall tree that still keeps the cozy vibes (and also saves some space). You can also level up your holiday decoration skills with layouts such as a Santa hat and candy cane or get even more creative by connecting different shapes together (Triangles, Mini Triangles, Hexagons) to create more intricate—but still festive—designs like the one below!

smart lights on top of fireplace in a home for christmas decoration

All light panels also mount to your walls with 3M command tape, so you don’t need to permanently commit to your design (even though most of us keep our holiday decorations up way longer than we should). Just snap the panels off of the mounting plate and pull the exposed command tape along the wall to remove them without damage. Then you can reuse your panels to create unlimited designs all year round!

2. Merry Mirroring

Nothing says holiday season like sitting near the fireplace while watching cheesy Hallmark movies and drinking hot cocoa. Bring the holiday spirit off the screen and into your space with Nanoleaf’s Screen Mirror feature!

smart lights in living room for holidays decorating

All you need to do is download the Nanoleaf Desktop App and then you can mirror the colors from your PC screen (you can connect your PC to a TV with an HDMI cable) onto your lights for an immersive holiday experience—completely transforming your movie nights! With several different modes to choose from, you can also adjust the intensity of the lighting reactions. Try different modes such as ‘Melt’ to match up the most dominant screen color, and then watch as your panels gradually dissolve into the next color sequence. You can even choose any specific area of your screen you want to synchronize for total customization!

3. Christmas Colors

Bring the holiday cheer with your lighting and match them to your decorations! With your Lines lights and Shapes panels, you can choose festive Nanoleaf Scenes in our app’s Discover tab, like ‘Candy Cane’ with classic red and white colors, or ‘Holiday Star’ that will have your room shining bright in warm yellows and oranges.

Decorate your home with smart lighting beside the christmas tree

With over 16 million colors and shades to choose from, you can also light up your home in your favorite holiday colors. You can even create your own Scenes with dynamic motions or paint each panel a different color for limitless customization of your decorations! For extra festive fun, you can create custom Rhythm Scenes with spirited motions. Watch as your lights dance along to your favorite holiday songs and bring your music to life!

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With these 3 creative ways to decorate your home, you’ll for sure be crowned the winner on your block for the best holiday decorations. Now it’s time to tech the halls with Nanoleaf’s festive layouts and creative features to make your home ready for the holidays!

Happy Holidays from the Nanoleaf Team!


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