5 Ways to Decorate with String Lights

I know it might be cliché, but string lights are cute and no one can tell me differently. In order to enable my growing string light obsession, I've gathered a few ways to utilize these fairy twinkle lights as decoration in my apartment. I know there are probably a million more ideas out there, but these examples are ones that I found easy to replicate.

  1. First, we have the classic portrait wall. Rather than just sticking your pictures to the wall with scotch tape, why not use a set of string lights? I think this adds to a room without being overbearing and the pictures don't get ruined. 
  2. Next, we have string lights gathered in a bird cage. I think this looks adorable and provides a dual function if placed on a desk, where it can act as both statement piece and a light fixture.  I've seen this work with other objects too, such as glass bottles. (Hint: a great way to recycle those old wine bottles you've been collecting) 
  3. Another way to use string lights in your living space would be to drape them around a mirror. You can string them up on a vanity, pictured in the thumbnail of this article, or you can simply drape them on a freestanding mirror. While they're not meant to provide light in these instances, they do provide a whimsical atmosphere. 
  4. This next one requires serious patience but looks great if you're willing to put in the effort. If you have a blank, empty space at your place you can manipulate a set of string lights to spell a word. I personally don't think I have the temperament to pull this off, but it adds to the overall decoration, and even gives your room a theme!
  5. Finally, you can use string lights for their intended purpose, to decorate a tree! To get the most use out of your tree/lights combo all year round, you can wrap them around plain branches. This way, your room now has the appearance of a jungle and you don't have to struggle to keep anything alive. 

​​I hope you can use some of these ideas in your own apartments! Keep doing you, and don't let anyone tell you that you can't live in a fairy realm if you want. 

*All images sourced from Pinterest