whimsical terrarium lamps To best achieve this look, opt for battery powered string lights with thin wires and bulbs (sometimes called fairy, firefly, or copper string lights). This dreamy tablescape makes for way-festive holiday decor with clear or colored bulbs, but we also like this idea as year-round decor too.
a modern chandelier This idea is genius in its simplicity AND design. Any circular metal hoop would work here (check craft and home improvement stores for inspiration) and simply fasten with clear line and hooks. Again, battery powered string lights will work best to keep cords at a minimum.
a christmas card photo prop Be your own Christmas card photographer this year with a few simple props—like strands of Christmas lights. Clear or colored—take your pick, and have fun with the idea (kids and pets included)!
a clever graphic headboard A headboard constructed out of blue lights makes use of colors that you never considered using outside of the holiday season. This fun headboard is both colorful and minimal in design, which we love.
a starry ceiling effect Instead of a nightlight, create this subtle overhead light display by adhering clear string lights to the ceiling with removable adhesive strips. This dreamy effect is perfect for nurseries and kids’ rooms, but would add a touch of whimsy to any space.
a glam holiday tablescape Or mantlescape! Simply fill glass hurricanes with thin string lights (colored or clear) and add in your favorite holiday decor, like evergreen clippings, pine cones, tree ornaments, faux snow, or garland.
a space-saving christmas tree When you have ZERO room for an actual Christmas tree, create a festive tree effect with string lights (and a little imagination). Take this idea one step further and attach DIY paper ornaments to your 'tree' to complete the look.
a decorative light-up bird cage This illuminated bird cage would make a beautiful guest room addition, in place of a night light or lamp. We're loving the all-white look (cage, lights, and cords) which keeps the look clean and organized.
a flame-free fire pit Use this idea in a non-working fireplace or as a fun decorative addition to your next holiday party or indoor campout. Kids will love extra touch of twinkle, and adults will love the flame-free fun that's safe for both kids and pets.
illuminated bed curtains Create a canopy bed effect by hanging sheer curtains from the ceiling, and add strings of clear Christmas lights for an extra special touch. This idea is perfect for a girl's bedroom where space is limited.
a chandelier alternative Whether you need extra lighting at the dinner table or simply want a more intimate effect, hanging strings of clear Christmas lights above the table is a chic and inexpensive solution.
non-christmas winter decor Create winter wonderland-themed decor to last beyond the holidays with clear string lights and simple organic touches like evergreens and bare branches. Let this simple, glam look shine until spring.
illuminated wall signage Make your own statement with string lights and a little empty wall space. Start with a holiday-themed gesture like "Merry" or "Bright" and then switch to something more universal, like this glam "Love" arrangement.