We’re here to show you that decorating with string lights is one of the best ways to transform a room in just minutes.
Fairy lights, string lights, Christmas lights – whatever you call them, don’t leave them to gather dust when the holidays are over.
If you want to create a dreamy, romantic look all year round, they’re one of the fastest ways to transform a room on a small budget and in a short time.
For a Tumblr-worthy look for less, try one of these simple and stunning projects. – You’ll be basking in their warm and cozy glow in no time!
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Our favorite string lights to decorate with
300 LED Light Curtain
66ft LED Lights
Outdoor String Lights
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- DIY bed canopy from Pastelitas
- DIY cloud light from TiffyQuake
This cute and fluffy cloud light was originally made as a decoration for a baby shower, but it would also look great in a child’s bedroom or nursery.
- DIY light up headboard from Nastazsa
- Dollar Tree mason jar lanterns from Trish Davis
If you’re worried about leaving marks on your walls from hanging string lights, how about dotting the room with some mason jar lanterns instead?
- Icicle effect headboard from Christine Kobzeff
Create a bed that Queen Elsa would be proud of with this simple and stunning, winter-themed project.
Although they’re fast, I don’t like use pins and thumbtacks for hanging fairy lights in case they damage walls.
Who wouldn’t love to drift peacefully off to sleep under a blanket of stars?
This tutorial takes you step-by-step and shows you how to create a billowing bedroom canopy using a muslin cloth, string lights, and just a few other items.
We love that you could make this as big or small as you like and it doesn’t have to be super-neat to look good – great for first timers.
If you don’t want to go for the full bed canopy, a string light headboard also makes a great feature for a bedroom.
Remember to choose voile or muslin fabric according to how many of the lights you want to be visible through the curtain. More of the lights will show through thinner voile, but thicker muslin-type textiles will yield a soft-focus, gauzy look.
The best Command Hooks to use for decorating with string lights
Outdoor Command Hooks
Large Indoor Command Hooks
Mini Indoor Command Hooks
Sticking the battery pack to the jar lid is a brilliant tip for hiding it, plus it lets you change the batteries and switch the lights on or off easily.
A timer will help you to switch them on at certain times of day so they’re totally hands off.
Instead, I swear by 3M Command Hooks (which I also use for a multitude of other decor projects). They’re cheap, and as long as you remove them slowly and carefully according to the instructions, they won’t leave any marks.