Christmas lights are the Christmas decoration par excellence, used indoors and outdoors to give warmth to cold winter evenings. But what if we decide to use them all year round? Here are 5 simple and original ideas to make good use of them even in the hottest months.
Led lights are a decorative element that can be easily and immediately connected to the Christmas atmosphere, recalling the joy and warmth of those festive days surrounded by friends and family, food and gifts.
A string of lights that surrounds the window or twisted in a classic way to the Christmas tree or even as a decoration in the bushes of the garden are just some of the ways in which they can be used during the holidays. But waiting for Christmas? Are we forced to keep our lights in the box? The answer is No.
The bright decorations are perfect to be used at any time of the year, just give free rein to the fantasy “et voilà” with a touch of light, and each room acquires a romantic and welcoming atmosphere. Let’s see together how to do it and where to place them.
How to place the lights on your Christmas tree
It will soon be the time to begin thinking about how to decorate our home in view to Christmas.
A wall with lights and photos
Memories deserve to be illuminated. If you love simple but effective touches, hanging photos on a string of lights is an easy and inexpensive solution that can be right for you.
Just attach a string of lights, current or battery, to nails following the design you prefer and then hang the photos with small wooden pegs.
You can choose to use the Christmas lights in the bedroom or even in the living room, the WOW effect is guaranteed!
Glass vases with Christmas lights
Yes, the transparent vases with simple and clean lines can become in an instant a design element, the fulcrum of a room. A very versatile solution that can be inserted anywhere: in a small corridor, in the living room or even in the bathroom, no place is unsuitable.
To evaluate the combination of lights and flowers, a real touch of glamour, of great elegance.
Christmas Lights for Outdoors: a must-have for the whole year
The most scenic place where Christmas lights can be used even in the hottest period of the year is, without a doubt, the garden.
Lights of different shapes and colours can be used to frame pergolas, railings, illuminate paths and gazebos.
And for those who do not enjoy the good fortune of having a garden, no fear, the bright decorations are also perfect on balconies and terraces, ideal for a romantic dinner or to risk your corner of relaxation.
Christmas lights in the bedroom, a magical touch for children
Children will love their bedroom illuminated by many small lights, they will feel pampered and safe and will no longer be afraid of the monsters hidden under the bed.
Star-shaped cascading lights may suffice that descend on the headboard of the bed or, if you want to be more creative, get yourself a wire, shape it into the shape you prefer and wrap it with battery-powered lights. Now you just have to hang them on the wall and that’s it.
Bookcase with Lights
Among the various furnishing components, the bookcase is certainly the one that best reflects the tastes and style of its owner. Depositary of culture and memories accumulated over the years, the bookcase is an essential element in every home and deserves small tricks that make it unique.
How to do? Frame the frame of the bookcase with a romantic chain of golden lights or place light points between the shelves perhaps in combination with candles, you will get a chic and original effect.
A little advice: use this type of solution with bookcases with simple and essential lines, in wood or metal.
Safety, an aspect not to be underestimated
All the ideas we have proposed can really give an extra sprint to your furniture but it is important not to underestimate an essential factor: SAFETY.
The rules to follow are few and simple:
- Position the lights so that the wires are not an obstacle to the passage.
- Keep them away from flammable materials, such as curtains or other fabrics.
- Make sure the light controller is connected correctly, does not show cracks and sagging, and that the plug is undamaged. Use one socket for each plug.
- Make sure that the luminous decorations for outdoor use clearly show the words “outdoor use” and are marked with an IP Code, International Protection Mark, or Entrance Protection Mark.
- Better to keep the lights at low voltage (24 V), with a separate power supply.
- Finally, it is advisable to always unplug all the plugs before going out or going to bed.
If you want to learn more, read our article on how to use Christmas lights safely.