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How to Find the Best Decorated Homes in Your Neighborhood

Updated: Jan 14


The holidays are upon us. That means it's prime time to get in your car, hot chocolate in hand, and check out all of the decorated homes in your neighborhood. Every year, homeowners decorate their houses and show their holiday cheer with strings of lights, fun inflatables, and unique winter decorations.


You may have had to rely on word-of-mouth or drive around local neighborhoods to find the best light displays in previous years. What if there was an easier way? Today, there are several websites you can utilize to narrow down your search and save time. Ready to get into the holiday spirit? Check out the two best ways to find the best-decorated homes in your neighborhood.


1. The Nextdoor Cheer Map

Have you tried the Cheer Map? This interactive map helps you find all of your local holiday lights so that you can find the best and biggest holiday decorations with ease. Next Door and Home Depot created the app and online map, so you'll need a Nextdoor profile to use the free service.

2. Featured Homes on Local Websites

While the Nextdoor Cheer Map is the best way to find local holiday decorations, you can find decorated homes on many websites. These websites cater to local communities and may include news outlets, décor websites, and more. You can find these local listings on Google or any other search engine by searching for holiday-decorated homes in your town.


How to Decorate Your Home for the Holiday Season

Ready to show your holiday spirit? There are plenty of ways to decorate your home with your own personal flair and style for the holiday season. Some of the best holiday decorations include:

  • Inflatables: Inflatables are a fun and easy way to celebrate the holidays. Inflatables come in all manner of shapes and sizes. Additionally, some light up, making your home visible from the street. With inflatables, you also have the opportunity to create customized scenes on your lawn.

  • Outdoor Yard Decorations: Outdoor yard decorations are another great way to celebrate the season, light up your lawn, and wow your neighbors. You can find many different types and sizes of yard décor, such as reindeer, sleighs, snowmen, and more. Many of these décor items light up like inflatables, providing much-needed illumination.

  • Pathway Lighting: Do you use pathway lights? Switch them out for a holiday-themed light. Rather than use standard pathway lighting, consider lights that look like snowflakes, reindeer, snowmen, and more.

  • String Lighting: What would the holidays be like without string lights? String lights are one of the most common forms of holiday décor. Homeowners commonly decorate the inside and outside of their homes with string lights, and it's easy to see why. String lights give a holiday illumination like no other and come in many different lights, lengths, and sizes.

The Bottom Line

The holidays are here, and there's no better time to see the best holiday décor and homes than now. You can easily find your local decorated homes online, including by using the Cheer Map. Or, get into the holiday spirit by decorating your own home this year.


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