How to Use Fairy Lights in Your Home

Fairy lights can be used almost anywhere in the house, creating a whimsical and intimate atmosphere effectively and affordably.

These days, fairy lights are no longer relegated to use in children's rooms and as whimsical party decorations. The beautiful bulbs can be used in many different locations around your home, brightening up your interior decor efficiently and at little cost.

For unique lighting ideas to incorporate these tiny gems into your home, take a look at these creative tips.

DIY light displays

Small strings of battery-operated fairy lights can come in handy for smaller areas you want to illuminate. Place coiled strings in empty jars, wine bottles and vases for instant light displays that can be placed on tables, bookshelves, on windowsills and even outdoor dining areas.

Light up your artwork

If you love your artwork, or even want to add some drama to your photo displays, use fairy lights to draw attention to key pieces. Instead of buying an expensive frame, why not create one with the string of bulbs? Alternatively, thread the lights around bendable wire to create your own light-up art display. Mould the wire into the shape of a heart, star or favourite word or phrase to adorn your walls.

Decorate your headboard

Fairy lights look especially pretty in the bedroom, and can be a fantastic grown-up alternative to a night light. If you have a headboard, string them around the frame for a cosy addition to your room. Alternatively, create your own headboard by marking out your desired shape with lights against the wall. 

Mirror, mirror, on the wall

Dreaming of the brightly lit vanity mirrors celebrities get in their dressing rooms? Create your own subtle effect with these versatile lights. No matter how big your mirror is or where it's located, you'll instantly feel like a star.

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