If you’re space-challenged, you may not have the luxury of storing holiday decorations during the off-season. However, it’s possible to repurpose some of those items; one easy way is to decorate with string lights.
String lights can cast a lovely warm glow in a dark corner or stand in as a candle replacement. And since many LED string lights are powered by batteries, there’s little hassle in hanging them up on the wall. Here are 25 Tumblr-worthy ways people have found to decorate with string lights.
Adorn a large, empty wall
Often, a large wall requires special wall art or a series of canvases or prints in a gallery-style setting. That said, another way to give that large wall new life is by creating a glowing installation with string lights.
Use lights to send a message
Marquee letters and neon signs are a big trend, but they’re expensive. Create your own version with long strands of string lights and small nails to shape your favorite words.
Decorate with string lights to draw attention upwards
There are several reasons you might want to accentuate your ceiling with string lights:
- Add a decorative element to your ceiling
- Cast a soft glow over your dining table
- Recreate a starry-night look
- Accentuate a ceiling’s slope or architectural detail
Frame a window or decor piece with string lights
You might want to emphasize something in your room, like a fireplace mantel, mirror or sculpture. You can also brighten up a window by framing it with a border of lights.
Add height to a room with this trick
Sometimes a room lacks a dynamic feel and looks too “anchored” to the floor. How? The furniture may all be heavy and low, or the ceilings unusually short. Break up the monotony of a heavy room by varying the height of the major elements. Something as simple as a vertical line of string lights can create the effect you need.
For maximum enjoyment, plug your string lights into a programmable timer and set them to light up (and turn off) during the times that work best for you.