Before jumping into hanging your lights, it is best to plan out the effect you wish to achieve. As a starting point, pick out your home’s best features and decide if you want to go understated or be the brightest home in your area. This will give you a blueprint to work from and help you in choosing the right lights for your home.
Once you have planned your design, measure all surfaces that will be covered by lights, that way you will know exactly how many strands you’ll need to buy and won’t run out half way through.
There is an endless range of different lights available. The most important point is to ensure the lights you selected are rated for outdoor use. If you don’t have access to an outdoor power socket, battery lights are a great alternative.