Wait! 5 ways to decorate with fairy lights all year round

As soon as the decorations come down on Twelfth Night it always seems to me that a previously homely house looks suddenly bare. It’s just too depressing! So whilst I don’t suggest we become strange Christmas people who never take down their tree and eat turkey 365 days of the year, I am going to wriggle free from the grip of superstition just a little by offering a few mildly rebellious ideas to enjoy the magical twinkle of fairy lights in your home, whatever the season. Will you join me?

Fairy lights over bed curtains

{via we Heart It}

four poster bed with fairy lights

{Photograph: Leela Cyd}

photographs clipped onto fairy lights

{via PB Teen}

Single string of fairy lights

{Photograph: Jeska Hearne}

workspace office with fairylights

{Photograph: Michelle Halford}

I’m also considering rebranding my Christmas wreath as “winter wreath” to avoid taking it down… or perhaps that’s a step to far?

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  1. says

    Yes! We are also embracing the fairy light rebellion! We have one row above our bookcases in the dinning room and one row above the kitchen cupboards and they are staying!

  2. says

    A woman after my own heart – we have fairy lights along the back of the bench in the study which are staying firmly where they are…

  3. Maria says

    This is JUST what I needed. We took the Christmas decorations down yesterday and I hate it. As a bit of a “twinkly light tart” I wondered how I could incorporate twinkly lights all year round. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Jamie S. says

    It is fascinating how lights can change the whole look of a room. Many people love Christmas lights lit also on other occasions and it’s very nice, even when it brights up the room for the whole year. I think these are pretty useful tips how to get festive effect using fairy lights for every season.


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