14 easy ways to decorate your home with string lights


1. Have a slanted wall in your home? Use it as an opportunity to drape a shorter strand of string lights, and turn the space into a cozy bedroom loft.

2. Mixing globe lights with greenery is always a good move.

3. Instead of hanging string lights all the way across your wall (sometimes they just don't fit, and other times, you just don't want to opt for the most obvious decor choice), drape them into a dramatic scallop and leave one end hanging down.

Work with your space. Have some exposed beams on your ceiling? Drape them there.

4. String several strands across your ceiling. It'll make you feel like you're staring up at the stars, even in the middle of the day. This is a particularly good move for covered or screened-in porches, like the one pictured here.

5. The easiest way to make your pool more idyllic: Add string lights.

6. Section off part of your backyard by framing it with hanging lights.

7. Make your walls feel more dynamic and add festoon lights from end to end. The contrast here with the black cable is the perfect accessory for the white brick wall. 


8. Drape strands at different lengths for a cascading effect.

9. Pro tip: String lights work particularly well in minimalist spaces with pared-down palettes.

10. Create a cozy outdoor nook by draping a strand or two on your balcony. 

11. High ceilings mean plenty of opportunities to drape string lights overhead.

12. A simple way to make a rock- and cement-filled space feel more comfortable.

13. Consider it a hanging centerpiece.

14. Great for tight backyards or other constrained outdoor spaces.

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