Get lit with string lights! Don’t just think of them as holiday decor. From the bedroom to the patio, these whimsical and stylish strands are a fun, mood-boosting way to decorate your house. Here’s some ideas to help you figure out where to string your next set of danglers.
Both charming and classy, these incandescent bulbs with black bases are spaced 12 inches apart to evenly illuminate the patio – or any interior room of your choosing. There’s a total of 100 bulbs strung along a wire with a matching socket. Bulb Globe String Lights, Wayfair, $136.
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Step aside, candles. Create a sparkling ambience for your next special occasion family dinner with fairy lights. Timer 40-Light LED Battery String Light, Wayfair, $35.
With their warm white glow, these magical fairy lights are a lovely choice to brighten up a wall. The LED lights consume 70 per cent less power and are cool to the touch – and just plain cool with pictures clipped to the wire. Milo Wide Angle LED Mini String Light, Wayfair, $26.
Bar Cart Beauty
This beautiful jewel-tone blue backdrop from Behr deserves to be accentuated with string lights – we especially like how glam everything looks against the gold bar cart. Cocktails, anyone?
Cage is the Rage
Decorate your digs with cage lights – they’ve been trending for some time now. Perfect in an industrial loft setting or outdoors, these ones have a funky burnished, vintage vibe. Outdoor String Lights With Cages, Fat Shack Vintage, $180.
These adorable pineapple string lights emit a warm white light. Plunk them into a bowl, or peg them up to a wall or a tree in the backyard. And they’re eco-friendly. Pineapple String Lights, Walmart, $10.
Spring has sprung! It’s time to turn to pastels. This tulip-shaped take on the string light looks seasonally stylish knotted around a kitchen window or doorway or on a terrace. SOLVINDEN, IKEA, $25.