Create charming spaces with string lights
Are you looking to create a charming, cosy atmosphere in your home or garden? Light ropes and strings are wonderful for bringing a soft and cosy glow to both indoor and outdoor spaces. This simple lighting solution can be draped in any of your rooms, balcony or outdoor area to bring a fun and welcoming atmosphere.
You may have only used fairy lights during the festive holidays, but with so many various designs, they are a versatile choice of lighting to add some charm throughout the year. What’s more, LED lighting is energy efficient, so as well as giving your space more ambience, you can enjoy lower energy bills.
At vidaXL, we offer a wide range of string lights and robes for indoor and outdoor use. Browse our selection of battery-operated and plug-in options to elevate your space.
Indoor string lights for trendy lighting
Turn plain interiors into something more playful, casual, or chic, depending on your choice of rope and string lights. Students and teenagers choose LED string lights or neon flex rope lights for TikTok bedroom vibes by skirting the flexible string lights around the perimeter of the ceiling.
For adults looking for an elegant style, minimalist LED cords with white or warm-coloured bulbs are wonderful options. Hang the string lights in the living room or dining room for a soothing ambience in the evening or for setting the mood when entertaining guests.
Arrange an illuminated flower garland across your table setting for a feminine spring and summer-inspired theme. Frame walled artwork with strings or large bulbs for an urban and industrial vibe. The options are truly endless, and only your imagination is the limit so get creative when styling and decorating with your new string lights.
Create a charming outdoor space with string lights
Spice up your garden, terrace, patio, or balcony with decorative LED string lights. Your friends and neighbours will definitely be impressed with the twinkling garden parties on those special summer evenings. For larger outdoor spaces, try wrapping waterproof string lights around decking bannisters, trees, and bushes to showcase your lovely oasis. In smaller gardens, you can hang outdoor string lights from fences and around external windows to add a charming and magical touch.
Trust us, these luminescent and twinkly outdoor string lights are truly mesmerising. Whether you use them for summer parties in the backyard, Christmas gatherings, a birthday party or a garden wedding, they will transform your outdoor space. If you have a backyard with trees, draped lights cascading from tree branches will create the most magical outdoor ambience you can possibly imagine. They are also gorgeous when hanging from fences.
Add a magical touch to any space with string lights
At vidaXL, we think string lights are great fun because the creative possibilities are endless. We believe fairy lights are a must-have for any celebration. Actually, we believe they are a must-have for your everyday life too. Because why not add a magical touch to every day of the year? String lights can transform a regular deck into a romantic wonderland. They also look absolutely beautiful if you pack them into mason jars and line the jars up along the centre of an outdoor table - and add a couple of candles, and you have got yourself the most romantic ambience you can possibly imagine.
You can easily make your string lights a permanent part of your home, both indoor and outdoors. For instance, you can use string lights around a floor mirror to create a warm, cosy atmosphere. Or how about draping them around big houseplants?
If you have a staircase, string lights also look gorgeous here. They are such an easy, simple and affordable way to instantly add a magical touch to any space and change the ambience of your home. Whether you want to create a calm atmosphere in the bathroom, a modern vibe in the living room or a magical feeling in the garden, fairy lights can do the job.
How to hang your string lights for a dreamy patio and backyard
You probably spend a good chunk of time in your backyard. Perhaps you are sipping your morning coffee in your favourite rocking chair on the patio. Or maybe you love hosting garden parties all summer long. As already mentioned, fairy lights are a wonderful way to add a little touch and ambience to your outdoor space. But you might be wondering how you even hang these string lights we keep going on about. So allow us to give you some ideas on how to hang your string lights on your patio.
Now, first of all, you need outdoor string lights for your patio and backyard. This is very important as indoor string lights won’t be able to withstand being exposed to the elements outdoors. You also need to decide which bulb type, colours and style you wish to get for your patio. Once you have decided and you have got your new string lights, here are some options on how to use them for decoration on your patio or in your backyard:
- Put the fairy lights in mason jars and place the mason jars on outdoor tables. You can also place the jars in the corners of your patio. Placing your string lights in mason jars is absolutely gorgeous.
- Drape your fairy lights around your patio rail or a fence.
- Drape your string lights around trees and big plants to create a magical wonderland.
These are just some of the options you have. There are many ways to creatively use fairy lights to create a cosy, warm atmosphere.
How to hang fairy lights on your deck railing
Are you wondering how to hang your string lights on your deck railing? Not to worry, we have got your back. It is easy and quick. Simply follow these steps, and you will have beautiful string lights decorating your deck railing in no time:
- First of all, grab a measuring tape and measure the entire length of your deck railing. You want to make sure your string lights are long enough to run the entire length of the rail. The string lights should be longer than the deck rail. Otherwise, you won’t be able to drape them around the entire length of the rail.
- Ensure your string lights are either attached to an extension cord or close to an outlet before you begin decorating with them.
- The next step is using a staple gun to fasten the lights under your railing. Make sure you fasten the lights under the railing, as this will keep the staples out of sight while ensuring that your lights are kept in place. Make sure you don’t let the staples puncture the strings.
- Lastly, install the bulbs and check your lights.
If you are worried about damaging your railing, you can use exterior tape instead of staples. See, this wasn’t so hard, was it? You will have your fairy lights up and hanging in no time with these simple steps.
How to install temporary string lights
The above guide is perfect if you want to install permanent fairy lights. However, you may wish to only install temporary string lights for a Christmas party, a wedding party or a summer gathering with friends and family. String lights are an easy way to spruce up your backyard, and you can easily do it without a staple gun in one of the following ways:
- Drape your fairy lights between tree branches. You can drape them in any way you like, and they are easy to take down.
- Drape your string lights around plants.
- Line pathways with your fairy lights. You can use outdoor tape in order to keep them in place in case it gets a little windy.
- Drape them around deck railings as mentioned above. However, use outdoor tape instead of staples.
- Drape the string lights around fences.
- Place the string lights in mason jars. This is such a quick and easy way to use fairy lights for decoration.
No matter how you decide to use your string lights, we are positive they will add an instant ambience to your deck, porch, backyard, or anywhere else you decide to use them. String lights allow you and your guests to stretch summer evenings late into the night. When used indoors, they will light up those cold, dark winter nights with their magical touch.
Hang your string lights safely
It is important to hang your string lights safely and securely. Today’s outdoor string lights are generally very safe in the sense that they tend not to emit enough heat to be a fire hazard. So that’s all good. However, it is recommended that you avoid wrapping anything around the cords or hanging anything else from them, as this will weaken the string lights over time. You should also always follow the instructions that come with your string lights. For instance, the instructions will tell you how many strands can be connected, and you should not go above that.
At vidaXL, we have a wide range of string lights to suit any indoor and outdoor space. If you have any questions or need help choosing your new fairy lights, you are always welcome to contact our customer service. We look forward to helping you.