Most people associate string lights with the Christmas season, promptly packing them away come January. This doesn’t necessarily need to be the case, though. There are many creative ways to use string lights all year long. You can fit them in all sorts of areas of your home, where they can enhance your established décor. We’ll give you some inspiration here to jump-start your design ideas.
Form a Canopy
String lights can add the perfect sprinkle of charm to your bed. Outfit your bed with a fabric canopy, and then line it with lights. You can use clips, hooks, or even curtain rods to create this setup. If your bedframe already has beams that rise high enough for a canopy, your job is even easier: you can simply hang the lights from the beams without any additional work. Depending on how you arrange the lights (in straight lines or forming curves around the bed), you can propel your room into magical territory or give it a bohemian vibe.
Accessorize Bare Walls
Many people have bare walls here and there in their homes. These can be dark or bland places that could use some sort of decoration, such as in a hallway or in your home office. Accessorize these plain walls with string lights in fun patterns. You can form words or shapes with them or simply line the edges where the ceiling and wall meet. This is also the perfect opportunity to hang up some pictures or perhaps a mirror, as string lights can line their frames and accentuate them.
Hang Them from the Ceiling
As you decorate a room, most of the focus naturally goes to its middle height. Tables, seating, desks, and lamps all occupy that midsection part of the room. You can diversify the visuals by hanging string lights from the ceiling and drawing attention upward. String lights with larger bulbs can work as fine substitutes for or additions to traditional ceiling light fixtures, bringing a greater sense of flow to the space. Whereas everything looked stiff and unmoving before, the fluidity of the string lights can make the room feel more dynamic and interesting.
If you’re looking for ways to use string lights all year long, Action Lighting offers lights in all different shapes and sizes. We have everything from plain evergreen lights to lights for specific holidays, such as Mardi Gras lights. No matter what your preference is, we’re sure to have the right product for you.