Smart Home Holiday Decorating Guide

The holidays are just around the corner and soon it will be time to deck the halls with your favorite decor. As you savor the experience of holiday decorating, grab a few DIY smart home devices from Iris to help take this year’s decor to the next level.

Transform your home into a winter wonderland with these four tips for smart home decorating.


Illuminate your Tree with Iris and Google Home

With Iris and the Google Assistant, you can light up your tree with a simple, “Okay Google, turn on the Christmas tree.” All you’ll need is a Google Home and an Iris Smart Switch to get started.

If you don’t have a smart speaker, you still control your Christmas tree from anywhere using the Iris app or web portal. You can even plan ahead and set up a schedule for your tree to turn on at the same time every night and turn off before bed. No more high energy bills from a tree left on all night.

Lowe’s is making it even easier this year to use Iris or your favorite smart speaker to illuminate your tree. Starting November 15, when you purchase a Christmas tree a Lowe’s, you can get an Iris Smart Switch for only $14.99. That’s $25 off of this versatile smart home device that you can use year-round to control electronics around your home.



Spread the Holiday Magic with Automated Decor

Excite the little ones in your household by bringing their favorite decor to life with the help of Iris. With an Iris smart plug and motion sensor, you can activate a dancing snowman or turn on a toy train set as they walk by.

Iris is also the perfect companion for the busy holiday host. Smart switches and smart plugs can keep food warm while air fresheners activated by motion sensors can keep your home smelling like your favorite holiday scents. You can also activate all of your holiday decor at once by using scenes with Iris, activated through voice commands with the Google Assistant.



Brighten your Home with Festive Colors

Add a splash of red or green to your indoor lighting with Iris and Orsam lights or Philips Hue bulbs. Dimmable lights can also set the scene for holiday gatherings and dinner parties.


outdoor holiday lighting


Manage your Outdoor Lights with Iris

Impress neighbors and out of town guests with outdoor lighting you can control from anywhere with Iris. With a GE outdoor smart switch, you can program your outdoor string lights to turn on or off at your command or follow a daily schedule using Iris.


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