Christmas lights during the holidays are a wonderful excuse to showcase the architectural features of your home. Strings of lights and other outdoor holiday decorations let you highlight the details you love most. With imagination, you can also transform your house into something exciting and new. The trick? Choose a focal point, limit your colors, and go easy on lights that flicker and blink. Blinking lights and holiday glitter are like shouting. Holidays can bring out the best and worst in people, so here are some suggestions for spotlighting the better angels of our nature, highlighting humankind’s very best — the natural beauty of residential architecture.