Sometimes the simplest additions are the best kept secrets. This goes for fashion, for beauty, and for interior design too. One box of string lights can go a really long way when it comes to personalizing your bedroom. And here, we’ve gathered 18 different ways to utilize them in your bedroom. Take a scroll through the ideas below!
1. Headboard Garland
Pair your string lights with some fabric garland. This will punch up the femininity and whimsy without too much fuss. THere’s more inspiration like this that can be found with our friends at Homedit.
2. Bed Canopy
Apartment Therapy shows off how to pair those string lights with your bed canopy. A light fabric and some sparkling white twinkles come together to create a romantic and warm space for you to enjoy. This is especially nice to utilize in a dorm room.
Of course you can create some wall art out of them as well. We found this heart-shaped piece while perusing with our friends at Decoist. Even the most novice of crafters can make this happen.
We’re really digging these larger string lights found at House Beautiful. Use them to wrap around your headboard for a breath of fresh air and some extra lighting while you read at night. Again, even the most novice crafters, DIYers, and designers can make this happen.
5. Photo Hangs
We really love this idea for dorm rooms or teenage bedrooms. Grab some clothespins to hang some of your favorite memories or Insta snapshots. Check it out at We Heart It.
Over at Dormify you’ll find some more magical inspiration. Instead of cloth tapestries, think about using your string lights in tapestry form. Hop on over now and see how they made it happen.
7. Bedside Table
Even your bedside table could get some twinkly lights as their functional makeover. Not only are you adding light to your nightly routine but a bout of personality too. Check out more inspo like this by visiting Homedit.
8. Circling the Mirror
Lady Scorpio 101 has a lot of wonderfully innovative ideas and this is one of them! Have you ever thought about adding some extra whimsy to you vanity area or chest of drawers. Well, you can easily do that too.
Talk Decor went with a ceiling installation for their string lights. We love how it gives this kids’ bedroom a pop of extra pizzazz and an illusion of being outside. Grab more details on the how-to after the jump.
10. With Flowers
Urban Outfitters showcased a quick peek of how a customer paired their floral garland with string lights – and we love it! You can hang this one the wall for textural reasons, wrap it around a headboard, or cover the top of your dresser with it!
11. All Around
You can easily outline your bedroom with some string lights as well. It amps up the lighting and the romance without breaking the bank. Take the leap to Home Trendings for a closer look.
12. Gallery Wall
Pinterest always has the more unique and innovative ideas – and we’re living for this one! If you already have a gallery wall installed, highlight it even more by wrapping some twinkle lights around the design. It really helps to create a focus.
Head on over to Talk Decor for a peek at this scene. We love how the designers decided to scallop the sting lights near the ceiling. It gives the illusion of more height and adds that bout of whimsy we love.
We found some more outlined pieces at FOURLINE DESIGN. If you take a closer look, you’ll see how string lights were used to highlight the closer door and the bed. Again, this is just another easy-to-install option to take a peek at.
Similar to the heart we saw above, this idea Dormify could help make a personalized difference in your bedroom as well. Map out “hello” or even your name if you’re feeling extra creative! It helps with lighting, ambiance, and interest on the walls.
A Beautiful Mess added some string lights to a ladder in the corner. This idea can easily be adapted to a bookshelf or coat rack that may be nearby. It helps especially if its already a bare piece that needed some fluffing.
For rooms with a unique shape, highlight it! Make that slanted or dropped ceiling a point of interest by outlining it with the string light you have on hand. We found this fun peek at Pinterest.
18. Intertwined with Standing Mirror
And finally, we found this corner at Knot and Nest Designs. Your stand-up mirrors could use an extra punch of light as well. Wrap your mirror in twinkle lights – especially if your room doesn’t get great lighting!