Light up My Life

December 19, 2012

Blurry but beauty-ful. photo:

I love this time of year. Who doesn’t love ambient stringed lights and a reason to stay indoors and eat warm comfort food? I fondly remember the glow of Christmas lights that hung in my apartment year round when I was well into my late 20s. Ok maybe it was even a little later. Unfortunately (or luckily), my husband put his foot down and only grants me my holiday lighting buzz during this time of year.

That’s ok as compromise is the name of the game. So during the holidays, I take full advantage of the beautiful benefits that Christmas lights have to offer – the glow it casts on everyone’s skin, the way it makes a not so kempt house look ravishing. Lighting is so important in Feng Shui and interior design. The addition or subtraction of light can make a world of a difference. And who can argue with the inexpensive price tag of these lights?

Here are some examples of how these holiday lights can add a bit of pizzazz or romance in your room.



Make art with the lights and be able to move it around and use all year round! photo: apartment therapy

Small touches can be just as charming. photo:

Garland cup lights (disguised Christmas lights). photo: apartment therapy

See how just one string of lights can completely change the mood of the room? I’ll leave you with one last visual below – I think this effect would be really nice in a children’s room for a starry effect. Have fun with this economical design tool and would love to hear what you come up with!

Cozy and inexpensive touch for any event. photo:

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