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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! I know that generally string lights 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’re like me and do not want to commit to a permanent change (because  some of us get easily bored and will regret that green paint on the walls) 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. 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.

canvas light

Source: Make Zine


2. 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.

spell with lights

Source: Urban Outfitters


3. 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!

canopy bed lights

Source: Architecture Art Design


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

wine bottle lights

Source: This Old House


5. 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.

bedroom light photo

Source: Lights 4 Fun

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