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5 Creative Ways You Can Decorate Your Home With String Lights

I've been searching for ways to decorate my bedroom without making a drastic change. After some time hunting for inspiration and ideas, I stumbled upon a room where the owner used string lights to decorate and I was instantly sold!

String lights generally have a strong association with Christmas and festive decorating but let me assure that using these lights will add a little whimsical yet modern touch to your space.

So if you do not want to commit to a permanent change (because some of us get easily bored and will regret that green paint on the wall) then here are 5 ways in which you can incorporate string lights in your home.

Use this list as an inspiration and play around with placement, designs and light styles (I'm a huge fan of fairy lights) to add your own personal touch.

1. DIY Constellation Wall Art

Show your artsy side and create a lit up wall piece by placing string lights on the back of a canvas. This DIY lighted constellation wall art is a great example of a string light canvas art. The possibilities are endless so feel free to experiment with different designs, techniques and styles to suit your home decor.

2. String Light Wall Art

Spell out words and letters using string lights and clear wall hooks, staples or thumbtacks. If you need some inspiration, check out this rope light sign and this dreamy bedroom wall.


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3. Sparkling Bed Decor

Grab some tulle and fairy lights and hang them on the ceiling above your bed to create a relaxing and a magical ambience in your bedroom. Best part? No canopy bed required!


4. Glowing Wine Bottles

Put your old wine bottles as lighted decor pieces. You can combine different bottle and light colors to add some extra fun. Here's an easy step-by-step on how to make them.

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5. String Light Picture Wall

Hang your favourite pictures using string lights! This is one of my favourite ways to add a unique, slightly-quirky-but-modern touch to a room. Here's a quick and easy tutorial.

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Note: Always remember to opt for LED string lights to avoid fire hazards.

Blair isn't a bestselling author, but she has a knack for beautiful prose. When she isn't writing for Shared, she enjoys listening to podcasts.