Although it is the season, individuals begin to take down their holiday lights as soon as the winter and holidays are over. It’s a shame that these lights are bundled up as soon as the cold weather passes. Fortunately, we discovered a few tricks that will allow you to use your string lights throughout the year.
1. Put them in mason jars If you have copper wired fairy lights, you may use them to build lanterns by placing them inside mason jars. Wherever they sit, they add a bit of magic. They’re also portable, flame-resistant, and lightweight, so you can use them anyplace you want dim lighting and decor, from your kitchen island to your entry pathway.
2. Frame your headboard Make your bedroom more romantic by framing your headboard (or the wall on which your headboard is located) and creating a statement. It has a feminine feel to it, but it may be made more gender-neutral by using different color’s and using smaller bulbs. Consider utilizing a unique light hue to complement the rest of your bedroom.
3. Light your patio If you have a backyard or patio, consider putting up some Christmas string lights to set the scene. Even if you don’t have a lawn, you may use these lights to enhance your outdoor decor by stringing them along a balcony or fire escape. It also serves as a source of practical illumination.
4. Show off the mantel You can line your mantel with Christmas lights or arrange it in a distinctive design if you have one. It provides an additional source of light that attracts attention to the mantel and allows it to function as a focal point. The impression will be amplified even more if you add decor like a wall painting or candles. If your fireplace doesn’t have a flame, you can wrap little logs in lights and weave the string around to make a unique imitation fireplace.
5. Make a ladder chandelier with bigger bulbs If your bulbs are a little bigger, you can build a horizontal chandelier with a ladder, hanging lights from the side framework and shelves. Alternatively, you can just add branches and wrap the lights around them. This can also be done with smaller bulbs; simply wrap a bigger number of them around the ladder for a similar effect. This is also a good way to liven up a dark spot.
6. Put them behind a curtain This will produce a diffused and beautiful effect that is far nicer than peering directly at bulbs. It’s simple but beautiful, and it can be seen from almost anywhere in the room. This adaptable design can be used in a bedroom, living room, or home office. You can weave lights into your bed canopy if you have blinds rather than curtains. If you don’t have a canopy, use long tulle pieces to create one.
7. Hang them above your dining table Hanging a few strands of lights over the dining room table to give off a candlelight vibe is a more low-maintenance version of the chandelier idea. Serve food family style beneath for a warm and inviting Bohemian look.
8. Border a mirror with them Decorate your bedroom mirror with a string of fairy lights and thread them around the perimeter of the mirror to create a lighting source. It adds a touch of glitz and has a Hollywood dressing room feeling, making you feel like Marilyn Monroe getting ready for a night out. It will also brighten your reflection, giving your face and bedroom a glow.
9. Make wall art String lights have the advantage of being able to be shaped into anything you choose. You can either make an abstract shape or a picture. This image can be anything you want it to be, or it can fit in with the overall theme of your space. This piece of wall art also functions as a night light. Draw the shape and place the nails in key locations to wrap the wire around and produce the desired shape.
10. Jazz up a photo display To surround yourself in great memories that are lit up and visible at all times, hang your photos along a string light. Many people find it difficult to decorate their houses with artwork, yet the photos stored on our phones and laptops demand to be printed and strewn across walls, mantles, and other surfaces.