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13 Ways to Decorate With String Lights Right Now

Feb 21 2015 - 12:04pm

While LED lights may look lovely illuminating your Christmas tree, you won't have to wait any longer. Break them out of the boxes early — but this time, use them to decorate your home and garden. Ahead, check out 13 inspirational ideas to try right now.

Photo by Steven Michael Photography [1] via Ruffled [2]

— Additional reporting by Elka Karl

This one is easy! Hang lights around your windows for an eye-catching effect.

Photo by Hello Love Photography [3] via Style Me Pretty [4]

Did you know you can DIY a marquee light [5] using a chip board and string lights? It's easier than you think!

Source: Etsy user VintageMarqueeLights [6]

How great would it look if you wrapped lights around a chandelier for an elegant outdoor dinner party? Bonus points if you have a cozy outdoor heater or fire pit.

Photo by Heather Hawkins Photography [7] via Wedding Chicks [8]

Let them fall from the ceiling in a corner for an effortlessly cool look.

Source: Instagram user shapeandspace [9]

Alternatively, create a curtain of lights to hang in your backyard or as a wedding [10] ceremony backdrop.

Source: Instagram user lavandadecoracoes [11]

Hang them in the backyard (and pair them with complementary candles) for an inviting feel.

Photo by Jose Valdez [12] via Style Me Pretty [13]

Here's a great idea: wrap fairy lights around tree trunks to create a special seating area in your garden.

Photo by Steven Michael Photography
[14] via Ruffled [15]

Or around a mirror for a wow-worthy display.

Source: Restoration Hardware [16]

Is that 3D? Nope, it's just a painting wrapped by string lights — very cool.

Source: Instagram user sophia_cristina [17]

Having a sunset wedding [18]? Loop them around a chuppah — it'll look lovely.

Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography [19] via Style Me Pretty [20]

Genius! Hang them directly above the pool for a cool mirrored effect at night.

Source: Instagram user juanny6pac [21]

Make your own flower lights [22] to bring a dainty touch to any space.

Source: Etsy user PamelaAngus [23]

One last idea: fill a grapevine ball with lights for a cool chandelier look, inside or out of the home.

Photo by Matthew Johnson Studios [24] via Style Me Pretty [25]

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