No need to wait until Christmas to break out the fairy lights – nights in are cosier when the lighting is just right. Check out these ideas for clever ways to add a little bit of twinkle to your home all year round.
1. The Wraparound
One minute it’s a step ladder and the next minute it’s an art installation. We think this would look lovely in a dressing room, or propped up beside the bed. For something similar try angelatmytable.com
2. The Picture Wall
Show off your favourite pics in style. Just choose a wall, zigzag some string lights and go crazy with the clothes pegs. How simple is that? Pick up a pack of clothes pegs for £3 from John Lewis
3. The Light Dome
We love the way wire pin lights old their shape. This cluster of glass domes looks particularly swish but you could get a similar effect by placing them in a glass bowl or a lantern. Check out the range of Naked Wire Lights from Cox & Cox – available as either plug in or battery powered.
4. The Drape
Better than bedside lights and much more flexible. Just add a few hooks to the wall and loop as you fancy. Loop them up high to give directional light when you want to read. If you want the light down low just pool them on the floor. The look great too don’t you think? Try your hand at making your own origami paper lantern shades by following this guide from apartmenttherapy.com
5. The Starry Sky
Now this is what we call a bedroom ceiling. Imagine falling asleep under a starlit canopy of fairy lights. With all the LED’s available these days, this isn’t as tricky at it looks. We love.