There’s something so beautiful about bright, glimmering lights during the holiday season. And every year, the installations seem to get more elaborate!

Here are a few tips to dressing up your home’s exterior this holiday!

1 – Plan your design – What is your focal point? It’s best to start with an overall game plan.

2 – Measure your lights – will they cover the area you’ve chosen?

3 – Check your lights! Make sure none are damaged and run your test to see if they all work from last year!

4 – Set a timer to turn them off to avoid the bright lights at 2am.

For more inspiration visit HGTV; discover ways to create a sparkling light display each night during the holiday season with these tips and tricks for bringing envy-worthy curb appeal to your front yard. : http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/8-outdoor-holiday-lighting-ideas-that-dazzle-pictures