Display Guides & Product Advice

  • Christmas Lights Installation – The Parklands Hotel
    We recently partnered with the Parklands Hotel, a 4 star boutique hotel located in the heart of Perth, to pull together a Christmas lights display that would enhance its traditional architecture and lovely gardens
  • Making the most of your fairy lights during the year
    We’re now approaching the end of January, and with the Christmas decorations down, our home can be left feeling empty and bare, but fairy lights are a great way to keep the warm glow in your home and garden long after the festivities have ended.
  • Styled by you this Christmas
    Christmas is the most wonderful time of year; a time of joy, a time for love and cheer, and a time for making memories to last throughout the year.
  • 12 Days of Christmas Films – Our Top Family Friendly Festive Flicks
    We have assembled a list of 12 of our favourite family friendly Christmas films for you to enjoy this festive season, from classics to hidden gems, we’ve got you covered with exactly what to watch this month.
  • How many lights do you need for your Christmas tree?
    A question we often get asked is ‘How many lights do I need for my tree?’, and this really is a great question, because the amount of lights you use greatly effects the overall sparkle effect you get from your Christmas tree.
  • How much will it cost me to run my Christmas lights?
    Christmas is right around the corner and if you are anything like us you might already be thinking about setting up those string lights and getting out that Christmas tree from your loft ready for all the festivities.
  • DIY Halloween Décor (How to make use of your string lights for the spooky season)
    With Halloween right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about decorating your home or business for the spooky season!
  • Christmas Direct? So…what do you do for the rest of the year then?
    I think this is a question most of us who work here have been asked. And, It makes sense, I mean we quite literally have the word ‘Christmas’ in our name.
  • Festoon Lights Buying Guide
    Summer is almost here, and if you are anything like us you’ll have been swooning over images of sunny garden retreats, sun-soaked beer gardens and alfresco dining locations on your social media feeds.
  • Ideas for Wedding Lighting
    From twinkling string lights to vintage festoon lights, the right wedding lighting can express your style and create an unforgettable atmosphere.
  • Mains Festoon Lights E27 Screw Bulb Instructions
    At Christmas Direct we want you to get the best use out of your purchase.  We’ve put together this handy guide to show you how to tighten your bulbs enough to get a good, weatherproof seal, without over tightening and damaging the set.
  • Dictionary of Terms
    Want to talk our language? we’ve compiled a list of handy terms which will help you when shopping for lights.
  • A Quality Test – Extreme Edition
    At Christmas Direct, we believe this should be a thing of the past. Lights shouldn’t just be for Christmas, they should be for this Christmas, next Christmas and the Christmases after.
  • Fabulous Festoon Lights
    Festoon lights are the biggest trend in lighting right now. You may know them as bistro lights, café lights, large globe lights …. the list goes on.
  • Decorating with Christmas Garlands and Wreaths
    Christmas wreaths and garlands are almost imperative to create a warm, cosy, classic Christmas feel.  Whether you opt for real foliage or artificial decorations, they can add an eye catching touch to any festive display.
  • Christmas Lighting for your Home
    To us, Christmas should be a year-round event. We love the vast variety of lights that twinkle, sparkle, and even change colours to invoke the Christmas spirit. Yet choosing the perfect string of lights can become an overwhelming decision making process.
  • Lights for your garden
    Whatever the size of your outdoor space, it can be transformed with careful lighting. Just a few fairy lights twinkling in the trees can truly add atmosphere to even the most low key of evenings.
  • Our Guide to Buying an Artificial Christmas Tree
    In most homes and Christmas displays, your tree is the focal point so it’s important to get it right.  If you have decided to invest in an artificial Christmas tree then always try to buy the best possible tree for your money
  • LED String Lights and their benefits
    Christmas Direct LEDs are a high quality, commercial grade product. The system of Diodes means that there are no bulbs to replace or become damaged. They are also incredibly robust and essentially; extremely inexpensive to run.