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    26 Gorgeous Ways To Decorate Your Home With String Lights

    Time for your home to glow up.

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    1. Wrap twinkle lights around a metal wire bed frame to create the perfect ambiance for watching a movie, reading, dozing off, or any other bed activity of your choosing.

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    You bed is already the best part of your house, so why not make it better?

    Get these ones from Amazon for $13.99.

    Promising review: "It's so long I was able to wrap it around my bed. I love how dim and soft the lights are, making my room so dreamy! Definitely 100% recommend!" —Julia

    2. Don't have a nice light fixture over your dining room table? Hang two strands of globe lights low over your eating space for statement lighting at a fraction of the price.

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    Check out more dinner party ideas at The Kitchn.

    Get similar globe lights you can use both indoors AND out from Amazon for $15.99.

    3. Add clothespins to fairy lights so you can hang printed photos, cards, or small artwork.

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    Upgrade it even ~more~ by using colorful clothespins instead of regular wooden ones.

    Get a pack of 100 clothespins in various colors from Amazon for $8.99.

    4. Or try lights with clips built right in to cast a glow on all your favorite memz.

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    Get them from Amazon for $13.88.

    Promising review: "I purchased these for my daughter and she loves them. She immediately had pictures sent over from her phone to be printed so she could hang them on these clips. These clips are hanging across her bedroom wall and they look great! They are easy to hang with just some small tacks and they have a small battery pack attached at the end that we have tucked behind a shelf." —Heather D. Howard

    5. Create custom light-up clouds for dramatic indoor weather with paper lanterns, batting (AKA stuffing), and string lights.

    So you can have that cozy "it's raining outside" reading environment on even the sunniest day.

    Check out the full tutorial at DIY Projects for Teens.

    So you can have that cozy "it's raining outside" reading environment on even the sunniest day.

    Check out the full tutorial at DIY Projects for Teens.

    6. Pin a rope light to your wall and spell out your favorite word as a reminder to chill the eff out.

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    Rope lights have a more concentrated number of lights than regular string lights, making your word much easier to read.

    Learn how to recreate the look at A Beautiful Mess.

    Get 18 feet of rope lights from Amazon for $16.99.

    7. Wrap the leaves of a large plant with golden fairy lights for some added warmth to your greenery.

    Urban Outfitters

    Hello cruelty-free, undying indoor fireflies.

    Get these battery-powered ones from Urban Outfitters for $12.

    8. Use lights specifically designed for bottles (complete with a glowing cork); they're perfect for empty liquor or wine bottles.

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    The ideal bar cart decoration!

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three colors).

    9. Intertwine lights with several feet of rope for a more low-key and rustic vibe that doesn't look like it belongs in a dorm room.

    Jennifer Hagler of AMM blog / Via amerrymishapblog.com

    Check out how to do it at A Merry Mishap.

    Use a thicker manila rope and white traditional-style Christmas lights so the bulbs stick out of the rope.

    Check out how to do it at A Merry Mishap.

    Use a thicker manila rope and white traditional-style Christmas lights so the bulbs stick out of the rope.

    10. Make your very own marquee-style lighting with plywood and globe-style string lights.

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    Cut the plywood into the shape of your choice, drill holes where you want the lights, and feed the bulbs through the holes. Done.

    Get all the specifics at A Beautiful Mess.

    Get the same battery-powered globe lights they use in the tutorial from Amazon for $11.99.

    11. If working with plywood is a bit out of your comfort zone, you get the same marquee light effect by using foam sheets instead!

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    Learn how to do it at Tatertots and Jello.

    Get similar sheets of 18"x12" foam from Amazon for $8.90.

    12. Frame your mirror with an LED strand to reflect more light into your room.

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    Get these ones from Urban Outfitters for $20 (originally $24).

    13. Keep your holiday lighting from looking too December-only; just remove the bulbs and spray paint all the green bits gold.

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    Check out all the details at Landeelu.

    Get the same top-rated gold metallic spray paint used in the post from Amazon for $10.30.

    14. Illuminate a vaulted or recessed ceiling (or any other nook-like area) by hanging strands of larger globe lights on cup hooks.

    Use large white café lights and white cup hooks so it blends in with your ceiling seamlessly.

    Get even more ideas like this at Young House Love.

    Use large white café lights and white cup hooks so it blends in with your ceiling seamlessly.

    Get even more ideas like this at Young House Love.

    15. Transform copper refrigeration coil into a glowing minimalist piece of art by simply entwining it in lights.

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    In the words of Lorelai Gilmore, "Copper boom!"

    Take a look at all the details at A Bubbly Life.

    Get 50' of this copper tubing from Amazon for $43.88.

    16. Hang exxxxtra long globe lights from the top of your window for an extra dose of magic whenever you peek outside.

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    Get the ones pictured here from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    17. Spray paint fake palm or Monstera leaves, attach them to your strand of lights, and hang above your bar cart to turn it into a mini paradise.

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    Get a 12-pack of faux Monstera leaves from Amazon for $5.43.

    Get all your inspiration at Oh Joy.

    18. Or for a more special occasion (think fabulous soiree or wedding), go full force and add *real* greenery or flowers to your lighting with floral tape.

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    Transform your home into your very own Secret Garden.

    Check out the full instructions at The Merry Thought.

    19. One-up people who keep fresh flowers in their house all the time with a strand of light-up roses.

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    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    Promising review: "These roses are a bargain! They have a wireless remote and plenty of blinking combinations. They also have versatility and can be used bunched up in a centerpiece bowl or strung out along the edge of a table etc. They definitely look more expensive than they are!" —Puck Man

    20. Hang a curtain of strands to create a stunning piece of wall art or dramatic background for all your 'grams.

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    Also a perfect way to spruce up an otherwise boring hallway.

    Learn more at Junkaholique.

    21. Create the reading nook of your dreams by lining a hanging canopy with star-shaped string lights. Don't forget the cozy faux sheepskin rug for the ultimate in comfort!

    BRB, transporting myself to this heaven immediately

    Check out even more coziness on Emma's Instagram.

    22. Get that fireplace glow (without the heat) all year round; just wrap a string of lights around a pile of logs.

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    Also great for non-functioning fireplaces or ones that are just for show!

    Get all your fireplace inspo at Modern Chemistry at Home.

    23. Layer several strands of lights behind a billowing gauzy canopy for the dreamiest bedroom you could possibly imagine.

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    Get more info at Breakfast with Audrey.

    Get a four-corner netted bed canopy from Amazon for $14.99.

    24. If you don't have a separate room or area for your home office, section it off with string lights to give it a different vibe from your ~relaxation area~.

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    So even the tiniest dorm or studio apartment can feel like a multi-room house.

    Check out the idea at The Glitter Guide.

    25. Upgrade a vintage or repurposed ladder with fairy or globe lights; you can either lean it against the wall as a piece of decor or hang it from the ceiling as a killer light fixture.

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    Learn how to do it at Alexandra Design Finds.

    Get a five-foot rustic ladder from Amazon for $59.99.

    26. Drape a strand over a large framed leaning mirror to give your #OOTD final looks a little extra sparkle.

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    Get all the inspiration at The Every Girl.

    Get a very similar white-framed leaning mirror from Amazon for $165.51.

    And if you're ever worried about your lights getting too hot, opt for LED lights — they stay cooler than incandescent bulbs.

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    Get these highly-rated ones from Amazon for $13.99.

    Promising review: "These are really pretty, on or off. Most fairy lights are horrible looking during the daytime, not these. As others have said, when wrapped around the head board, they are bright enough to read by.however, the light is so diffused and soft, it is not at all light having the bedside light on. I have them on a timer to turn on a few moments before my alarm goes off in the morning, and again about a half hour after I go to sleep. Much nicer transition, and very pretty, too." —Laura Lake

    Look at that glow up.

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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