Fairy lights – I’m a HUGE fan of them – they work great indoors or outdoors, for the holidays and even year-round!
The lights I swear by plug-in come and in both 66 foot and 33 foot options. I use them all over my house both inside and outside and have for a few years now. I even used them on our house in our outdoor Christmas garland this past holiday. They held up perfectly, even after lots of weather and wear. I highly, highly recommend them.
I pretty much use them to decorate for every holiday at this point – I’m obsessed.
I’m excited to to show you a handful of places that I used them in my house year-round and during the holidays.
Here’s a look at the packaging.
Fairy lights on a dining room buffet table
We have a vintage buffet table in our dining room, and I love displaying my collection of glass cloches and containers on top. I change up the inner decor about four times a year, and enjoy decorating them for the holidays.
Here are some recent examples of how I use our cloches:
After the holidays were over, I added some potted faux succulents to bring in some fun to the space. I got most of the pots/vases at Target (dollar spot and outdoor section) and the faux succulents at numerous places.
Something was missing, so I decided this would be a great setup for some fairy lights!
I gathered one of my 33 foot strands and simply looped the fairy lights through the glass pieces until I got to the end. I rested the tip of the end underneath one of the glass jars.
It took less than one minute and made the setup just a little more magical and glow-y! I absolutely love it and it also looks super cool at night.
Fairy lights on the fireplace mantel
I go pretty big decorating our mantel for Christmas, and when I take it all down it just looks so sad. Fairy light to the rescue!
I love the pretty glow of fairy lights during the winter months, so I grabbed another 33 foot strand and quickly looped it around the fireplace decor.
I’m a big fan of leaning and layering art when it works whenever possible and adding in different accessories.
The fairy lights just help warm this side of the room up a bit, and I love enjoying them in the evening coupled with a nice fire!
Here’s a look at last year’s fall mantel using the same fairy lights.
And this year, after about 6 years of the same fireplace decor, I decided to switch things up a bit.
Window curtain lights
These curtain lights aren’t technically fairy lights, but they put off a similar glow and look AMAZING during the holidays! I usually keep mine up in my home office nook and front dining room windows through March to help with the coziness factor during the winter months.
They are super easy to hang – all I do it add them to the curtain rod. I’ve been using my 2 sets of curtain lights for 3+ years and they have held up perfectly! I highly recommend these as well.
Here’s a look at the dining room set during the day. I hung them from the curtain rod the same way I did in the office.
Scroll down a few photos to see them lit up at night.
Fairy lights in a fireplace when a fire isn’t needed
We absolutely love our mid-century inspired fireplace, the Lloyd.
We got it from Terraflame about a year ago and have LOVED it ever since (they also sell on Amazon). The mid-century modern inspired design is beautiful, and it’s ventless/free standing so super easy to easy set up. It takes 3 cans of non-toxic, and environmentally friendly gel fuel, which produces a very nice and hot fire.
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Here’s a look at how it looks with the fire going for those interested. It’s ventless and puts off so much amazing heat!
Our dog and cat also love napping in front of it. 🙂
Fairy and cafe lights in plants for a pretty glow
I love adding fairy lights to plants at times, and our Norfolk Pine was begging for a strand. The lights are LED and don’t warm up enough to damage a plant, so I feel good about using them.
I have a thing for cafe bulb lights as well, and decided to add a strand on the console table that houses nine of our house plants. Both sets of lights really warm up this corner of our lower living room. Since these bulbs aren’t LED, I make sure they don’t touch any leaves since they do warm up a bit.
I also use fairy lights on on our entryway table for some holidays. Here’s a look at my crazy pumpkin setup in the early fall, ha!
And a few more fairy light ideas….all outdoor!
Tip: To protect the plug from the weather elements, I always Add a Zip-loc style baggie around the plug and secure with electric tape.
I hope my ideas inspired you to rock your fairy lights year round for a warm and cozy home!
If you ad some fairy lights to your home, I’d really love to see! Please tag me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. And If you’re feeling generous, I’d greatly appreciate you pinning my work to Pinterest, it makes my day. there are 2 pinnable images below.