Bring seasonal joy to your deck or patio with these quick tips for choosing and decorating an open-air tree.
Photographer Jean Allsopp
Try using oversize bulbs on your outdoor tree. Multicolor C-25 lights offer a vintage look, while single-color strands lend a modern vibe. Wrap the tree’s trunk with larger lights for a more three-dimensional effect. New LED lights burn whiter, last longer, and use less electricity than traditional twinkle lights. Be sure to use only outdoor-approved and an outdoor outlet.