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Tumblr-Worthy Ways to Decorate with String Lights All Year Round

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We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. If you’re space-challenged, you may not have the luxury of storing holiday decorations during the off-season. However, it’s possible to repurpose some of those items; one easy way is to decorate with string lights.String lights can cast a lovely warm glow in a dark corner or stand in as a candle replacement. And since many LED string lights are powered by batteries, there’s little hassle in hanging them up on the wall. Here are 25 Tumblr-worthy ways people have found to decorate with string lights.

Adorn a large, empty wall

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Often, a large wall requires special wall art or a series of canvases or prints in a gallery-style setting. That said, another way to give that large wall new life is by creating a glowing installation with string lights.

Teen bedroom nicely arranged

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Use lights to send a message

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Marquee letters and neon signs are a big trend, but they’re expensive. Create your own version with long strands of string lights and small nails to shape your favorite words.

Decorate with string lights to draw attention upwards

Table ready for dinner party at house backyard

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outdoor beach table

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There are several reasons you might want to accentuate your ceiling with string lights:

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Frame a window or decor piece with string lights

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You might want to emphasize something in your room, like a fireplace mantel, mirror or sculpture. You can also brighten up a window by framing it with a border of lights.

Add height to a room with this trick

Christmas tree and string light at the window

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Sometimes a room lacks a dynamic feel and looks too “anchored” to the floor. How? The furniture may all be heavy and low, or the ceilings unusually short. Break up the monotony of a heavy room by varying the height of the major elements. Something as simple as a vertical line of string lights can create the effect you need.

For maximum enjoyment, plug your string lights into a programmable timer and set them to light up (and turn off) during the times that work best for you.Are you inspired to dig out your strands of string lights and make good use of them? How will you use them in your home? Let us know in theomments.


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