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A Simple Guide to Bedroom Fairy Lights

A Simple Guide to Bedroom Fairy Lights

Fairy lights are a visually stunning yet effective way to light up your room. This lighting is affordable and string lights do not take up too much space, so if you are working with a small space then they are the perfect choice for you

Fairy lights are perfect for bedrooms as they add a soft light, creating a cosy and warm atmosphere.  

Fairy light options 

Fairy lights are great for any room, regardless of the interior design. This is because of the numerous fairy light options available.

  • Colour: the colour of the lighting in the room can be ‘make or break’. With fairy lights, you can find them in almost any colour. The most popular colours are warm and cool white, but you can also find multi-coloured fairy lights. 

  • Power: fairy lights can either be powered by plugging them in or with batteries. Both have their benefits and drawbacks. Deciding on how and where (whether it is near a plug socket) you will be using the fairy lights will help you make the decision. 

  • Length: you can find fairy lights in a range of string lengths. This is great as you will be able to find the right length for you. Depending on where you are placing them will determine the length. If you are placing the fairy lights around the ceiling, then you can find out what length you need by working out the perimeter. 

  • Timer: if you are someone who struggles to sleep in pitch black, but you hate wasting electricity, then fairy lights with a timer are a great option. Fairy lights are not too bright, so you will be able to fall asleep without the distraction of very bright lights. Also, you can set a timer up with them so they turn off after a certain time, which can be very helpful. 

LED vs Halogen fairy lights

LED fairy lights are a better option than halogen fairy lights in both a visual and practical sense. LED lights are more energy-efficient than halogen lights, as they use 90% less energy. This ensures that the light has a longer lifetime and will consume less energy. Therefore, this can potentially help you save money on electricity bills, as well as save money in the long run as you will not have to change the fairy lights as often. 

Also, LED fairy lights are significantly better for the environment than halogen fairy lights. Governments around the world are in the process of phasing out the sale of halogen lights, due to the environmental impact. LED lights help reduce carbon emissions and electricity use. 

Where should I hang fairy lights in my bedroom?


Putting fairy lights around your headboard is a great way to upgrade your headboard. You can use double-sided clear tape to stick it on your headboard. 

Around the ceiling

Placing fairy lights around the ceiling can create warm and cosy lighting in your bedroom. It is an alternative main light rather than a traditional bulb and light shade. You can use hooks or nails to achieve this effect.

On your mirror

Placing fairy lights around your bedroom mirror is a great way to add something extra to your room. Fairy lights can help add extra lighting to help you whilst you are getting ready and can make mirror selfies look even more special

Fairy light nets on the wall

Fairy light nets can be hung from your ceiling and cover an entire wall with lights. This is a unique and effective way to light and decorate your bedroom. Net lights are affordable and easy to install.  

Unique fairy lights ideas

Hanging up photo: you can use small pegs to attach your favourite photos onto the fairy light’s string, and then hang this up on your wall or on a shelf to create a unique and sentimental decoration feature in your bedroom.  

Lights wrapped around a plant: wrapping lights around a plant can create a gorgeous feature in your bedroom.

Inside a vase: placing fairy lights inside of a clear vase or jar can create a stunning feature in your bedroom. You can put the vase on your shelf, desk or bedside table. It can add light as well as ambience.  

How do I hang fairy lights? 

Once you have decided which type of fairy lights you will be buying, and where you are going to be putting them, the next step is to hang them up. There are a few options out there, which include:

  • Self-adhesive wall hooks are a great and discrete way to hang fairy lights without having to make holes in your wall. 

  • You can use nails or tacks to keep the fairy lights in place. Always match the nails or tacks with the colour of the fairy lights wire, as it will help them blend in and become unnoticeable. 

  • Drawing pins are an easy way to hang up fairy lights without having to make holes in your wall. You can find drawing pins that match the wire to make them more discrete. 

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