Decorative lights are one of the most versatile home decor items you can find. They give you the opportunity to change your mood and brighten up any space with just a flick of a switch. Have you ever considered how many different ways there are to use decorative lighting?
Whether you're looking to bring more natural light into your home or just add a bit of ambience, it's time to get creative with your use of decorative lights. It's not just about having bulb string lights, LED candle lights or amazing party lights... It's about knowing how to use them! Here are 6 ways to use decorative lights to brighten up your life:
- Amp up the brightness of your space
If you want to add a touch of brightness to your home, then decorative lights are a great way to do it. Especially if you're looking for some more budget tips to liven up your living room, lighting is the way to go. There are so many different types and styles of decorative lights available that you’re sure to find something that suits your taste.
One of the simplest ways to use decorative lights is to string them up around your windows. Bulb string lights add some mood-boosting light into your space and it can really brighten up a room. You can also use them to highlight certain areas of your home, like a fireplace or a piece of art.
If you have any dark corners in your home, then placing a few strategically placed decorative lights can really help to brighten things up. Get creative... Instead of a corner lamp, why not try a solar LED lantern to cast romantic light in all directions and illuminate the entire room.
- Create a cozy nook
Love to curl up in a calming space with a cup of tea and a good book? Then creating a cozy nook is for you. Consider using decorative lights with warm, gentle tones. Hang some bulb string lights from the ceiling, or use some delicate fairy lights to drape around the space.
Finally, don’t forget about candles! Candles add both light and warmth to a space, making them perfect for creating a cozy atmosphere. Create the perfect candlelit atmosphere with some LED candle tea lights... You don't even have to worry about blowing them out before you leave the room!
- Add light to dark corners
Maximise the use of your space by lighting up the darker corners of your house. Bulb string lights can be hung along the edges of shelves or in windows. They create a warm, inviting glow that can really brighten up a space. Another option is fairy lights. These tiny lights can be used to decorate just about anything, from vases to plants. They’re perfect for adding a touch of magic to any room.
- Light up your walkway
One of the quickest and easiest ways to add some extra curb appeal to your home is to light up your walkway. You can purchase solar-powered lights or you can choose to have electric lights installed. You can also use solar-powered lanterns and solar LED fairy lights to create a truly unique welcoming experience.
Not only will lighting up your walkway make it more inviting for guests, but it will also help you see where you’re walking at night. This is especially important if you have steps or uneven surfaces in your walkway.
- Dress up your furniture with decorative lights
Decorative lights are a great way to add a touch of personality to any room in your home. They can be used to dress up a lampshade, your bed, or add some sparkle to a piece of furniture.
LED fairy lights or bulb string lights are a popular choice for adding some extra magic to a room. Hang them around the bed frame to create a magical bed canopy. Drape bulb string lights across a mirror or piece of art to create an instant focal point. Wrap fairy lights around vases or other centerpieces to add some extra sparkle to your dining table. Use string lights to decorate a mantelpiece or shelf... You name it!
- Use festive lights for your porch
The winter months shouldn't stop you using your patio as a cozy space to share with friends and family. And the one way to do this is to add romantic, warm lighting.
There are a few things to keep in mind when using decorative lights outdoors. First, make sure that the lights are weatherproof so that they can withstand the elements. Second, be sure to use safe lighting options so that you don’t have to worry about fires or electrical hazards.
So there you have it. Decorative lighting can be used in so many ways to create spaces you love. Check out our array of decorative lights and brighten up your life today!