Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Decorating with fairy lights...

Sometimes it is not always possible for people to decorate their home or apartments with big Christmas trees. Perhaps people are spending Christmas away from home and only need to decorate on a small scale. I think fairy lights are a great way of adding a festive glow and cheer to a room without having to fork out on huge trees or ornaments. Here are a few of my favourite pictures all featuring fairy lights...

Add interest to a fireplace with balls intertwined with lights...

Surround your vintage pictures and frames with fairy lights...

Pile the lights into coloured vases and  jewelled toned glasses for a festive glow at night...

Make a decorative display on a side table...

Love the letters lit up with lights...

If you have an overhead centerpiece decorate with a wreath and lights for a softer glow...

All of the above ideas could be used in any size room at Christmas. I think everyone loves the magic of twinkling lights  and they add a soft cosy vibe to every room!  Battery operated ones are available in most hardware stores or use regular ones for tables near sockets.  Happy decorating:)
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  1. All is so pretty. These photos are very inspiring.
    Nice post as usual.

  2. Great ideas you've found! I just love fairy lights and insist on having them somewhere in the house all year round :D xx

  3. I love your posts, Anne! Everything is so beautiful!! The pictures are superb!


  4. Hi Anne! we have a big, big tree, but we have lots of room for it. Your suggestions are very pretty!

    Have a great day


  5. OK, I LOVE that you call them fairy lights, have never heard that before. I have fairy lights in my house year round, they make a room cozy and they make me happy!!

  6. Beautiful pictures! A great idea to illuminate a room - not only for Christmas!
    XOXO Britta

  7. Love visiting you so much to inspire me with your wonderful choices. I'm all about fairy lights this year, thanks for sharing with us my friend. Hope you have a great day.

    Always Wendy

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  9. beautiful photos!

    xoxo navy & orange

  10. These are amazing! We are finalizing the permits to renovate our house and I can't wait to decorate it, these will be great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I love these fairy lights, so romantic, they change the atmosphere right away :)

  12. Love that purple wreath hanging over the table, just lovely!

  13. Gorgeous!
    Sometimes less IS more!

  14. I love fairy lights! They give me that warm holiday feeling.

  15. Great ideas I particularly love the overhead centre piece. Hope you enjoying the festive season so far. I saw on FB this morning it's started to snow. You might have a white Christmas this year xxx

  16. These are all great ideas! I love the lights wrapped around letters and frames!

  17. Yes, there's so much you can do with fairy lights. We call them white lights here, and sometimes they adorn back yard patios all year long. Just love them.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  18. I love the element of light for the holidays! These are gorgeous.

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