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Fairy lights are a great way to add some magic and enchantment to your home. There’s just something about their tiny, twinkling light that can turn any space into a cozy place. In this blog post, we’ll share our favorite fairy light ideas to help you add some extra sparkle to your home.
Fairy light magic
Do you know that feeling you get when everything is lit up for Christmas? There are lights are everywhere you look, and the whole world is sparkling. I love that feeling. And that’s why I’m such a big fan of
Why is lighting so important for cozy decor?
When it comes to lighting, it truly is all about finding the perfect balance. The right amount of light can transform a space, setting the mood and creating an inviting atmosphere. Too much light and the space can feel cold and impersonal; too little light and it can feel like a dungeon. But get the lighting just right, and you’ll be able to transform any room into a warm and inviting gathering place.
Fairy lights are the perfect way to add some extra light and warmth to the dark corners of your home. They’re small and versatile, so you can use them in a variety of ways. Plus, they just make everything look so darn cozy!
Fairy lights FAQs
Before I get into some of my favorite ways to use
If you’re new to the term “fairy lights” or you’ve just never given them much thought, you might be wondering: what exactly are they, and how do I use them?
First things first, what are
Fairy lights are a type of string light that tends to be smaller and more delicate than your average string light. The wire is very thin, and the lights themselves are tiny, so they often look like tiny fireflies or stars.
Fairy lights are typically used for decorative purposes, as opposed to providing actual illumination…though they can certainly be used for both, as I recently discovered during a late-night power outage.
You can use them just about anywhere, from tucking them into a clear vase to stringing them along a fireplace mantel. And because they come in all sorts of colors and styles (think: twinkly, colorful, battery-operated), you can really get creative with how you use them.
How long do
Fairy lights last?
Fairy lights are delicate but also usually pretty durable and long-lasting. I’ve had some of mine for years, and they still work perfectly. I’ve also had to replace several because the wire broke after being bent too many times. That said, it’s always a good idea to check the manufacturer’s instructions before purchasing to make sure you’re getting a light with a reasonable lifespan. For example, if you plan on rearranging your lights often, you might want to consider a sturdier option.
Fairy lights use a lot of electricity?
Not at all!
How do I store
Fairy lights are easy to store. And they’re small, so they don’t take up much storage space. If you’re not using them, just wrap them around a piece of cardboard or a paper towel tube so they don’t get tangled and put them away in a drawer or box. I like to keep all my lights stored together so I know exactly where they are when it’s time to decorate.
How can I make my
Fairy lights last longer?
The best way to make your
fairy lights so cozy?
Fairy lights are cozy because of the way they make a space feel. The twinkling light is soft and inviting, and it can make even the most ordinary room feel magical. They’re also relatively inexpensive, so you can use them to create a cozy ambiance without breaking the bank.
They’re very versatile. You can use them indoors or outdoors, in any season. If you have a small space, like a studio apartment, they can help to create the illusion of more room. Or if you have a large space, like a living room or bedroom, they can help to make it feel cozier and more intimate. There are endless possibilities for how you can incorporate them into your space. So get creative and have fun!
How can you use
fairy lights to cozy up your home?
Now that you know a little more about
Fairy lights on the mantel
One of my favorite ways to use
- Start by draping a string of
fairy lightsacross the mantel.
- Add some extra interest to your mantel by incorporating other elements like greenery, garland, candles, or even family photos. I personally like to switch garlands up with the seasons, so a floral garland for spring, greenery for summer, and something more festive for winter.
- If you’d like, add in some extra lights, like these lighted trees or candles, for a little more impact.
(Here’s a pic of my mantle, if you’re curious 👇)
Fairy lights in the bedroom
Fairy lights are also a great way to add some extra coziness to your bedroom. I love using them to highlight certain features in the room, like the bed or a mirror. Here are a few ideas:
fairy lightsaround your bed frame or headboard.
- Hang curtain-style
fairy lightson one wall
- Use them to outline a mirror or piece of artwork.
- Place them in a Mason jar or vase and use them as a nightlight.
Fairy lights in the kitchen
You can also use them to cozy up your kitchen. I love using
fairy lightson top of your kitchen cabinets.
- String them around a kitchen window.
- Incorporate them into a table centerpiece.
Fairy lights in the bathroom
The bathroom? Yes, really.
fairy lightsaround your bathroom mirror.
- Line the top edge of the walls with
- Add them to a vase on your bathroom counter
Fairy lights outdoors
Fairy lights are not just for indoor use! You can also hang them outdoors to create a magical space in your backyard. Just string them up around your deck or patio, and you’ve got instant ambiance. They’re also great for parties and other outdoor gatherings. They’re such a simple way to make the space feel warm and inviting. Here are a few ideas:
fairy lightsaround your porch railings or furniture.
- Decorate your patio umbrella with
- String them on your potted plants
- Place them in Mason jars and use them as garden lights.
***If you plan to use
What kind of
fairy lights should I buy?
There are so many different types and styles of
Fun and colorful
Rechargeable and battery operated
Solar & safe to use outdoors
Alternatives to single strands
fairy lights only for winter?
Absolutely not! I leave mine up year-round – although they do make a bigger impact during the winter months, when the days are shorter and the evenings are darker.
Fairy lights are a great way to add some extra warmth and coziness to your home during the winter months and beyond. There are so many different types and styles available, so you can find the perfect ones to suit your space.
What are some of your favorite ways to use