colored lights definately....and I love ornaments....they are special and have sooo many happy memories attached and we add a new one yearly.....I am against real trees.....I am allergic to pine and love my fake tree and my lil charlie brown tree.
I really like both, but my family has never owned white lights. We use the jumbo colored ones and ornaments from when my siblings and I were little. We also use colored lights on our house, but I have to say I prefer white lights for the outside of the house.
My parents decorate their tree with blue and white lights with all glass ornaments. It's very pretty. Mine is a small artificial, came with white lights on it - I definitely prefer that to the colored.
I generally only like colored lights when it is all one color, as pictured above. The multi-colored strands don't look as nice to me.
We have a colonial house - gray, black shutters, red front door - and we typically put up uber-traditional decorations (ribboned-boughs on the windows, garland around the front door, candles in the windows.)with strictly white lights. However, we have an old, very twisted and gnarly dogwood in the corner of the yard that we are going to decorate as wildly as possible this year. We have colored neon ropes, peppermint-shaped lights, and a long string of old colored lights. We're going to have a spot of pizazz in our yard!
It is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities. ~A. Dumbledore
I've got my family all crazy mad because I joked about getting one of those white fake trees with white lights and decorating it with all black and silver for next Yule. Now that they got upset by the idea, it's growing on me. I think I just like to irritate them sometimes. Guess we never outgrow the rebellious streak.
i like white lights best. but my mom came up with this idea a couple years ago and it's quite nice, we do it every year now. she got a string of red LED lights, we run them down the very center of the tree and then the white lights all over so that you see just a bit of the red sparkling through from behind the ornaments.
this year we found a new trick too thanks to martha stewart and it's fantastic. you see no cords just tons and tons of lights. we used 600 white lights plus the string of red down the middle. be careful of plugging too many strings together. the ones we used came in sets of 2 strings of 150 lights each and had a warning to not string more than 500 and something lights together. we use a power bar anyway for the tree so we did 2 strings per plug. when we did the top half we ran the string up the inside of the tree to where we needed it so there's not a big string sticking out of the middle of the tree to the power bar lol.