Let’s Glow: Beautiful Ideas for Decorating with Holiday Lights
When you’re decorating for the holidays, the creative use of light can help transform your home like nothing else. Lighting’s welcoming warmth helps gather people together, and it can be used to highlight your favorite artwork or exceptional architectural details. If you’re ready to unwrap a few creative ways to decorate with string lights and candles, take a look at these photos for inspiration…
Rekindle non-working fireplaces with candles or string lights with to create an elegant focal point.
Wrap up surprising items and create your own delightful light. If you don’t have a tree to decorate, or even if you do, try wrapping various items in your home with string lights to make everyday items feel more festive.
Fill a bowl with light. Surround candles in varying heights and colors with reflective bulbs and bead garland.
Festoon a door with fairy lights to add more magic.
Wrap a decorative mirror with string lights or combine lights with mirrored garland to create a sparking conversation piece.
If you’re feeling crafty, try making some of these punched aluminum votive holders. See how here…
Spell out how much you love the holidays…or your nearest and dearest! Use string lights to create a wordy wall installation.
Trim a different kind of tree. Cultivate a chic forest of winter trees to dazzle your decor. I love how this bunch pops against the dark walls.
Catch some fireflies…for a simple, gorgeous display of light, cluster battery operated string lights under glass bell jars or a cloche.
In the market for a different sort of sparkle? Lots of retailers offer specialty string lights, like these starry beauties from Anthropologie. See below for additional suggestions.
For string lights, LED candles, flameless candles and tealights, try Amazon or lights.com. Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Restoration Hardware, and Pier One offer a selection of specialty string lights as well.
Prepare to be dazzled! Shop Saatchi Art’s Light Collection today.