9 Ways To Use Fairy Lights This Diwali
The natural warmth from earthen lamps, the festive sparkling of electric lights, and then there is the soft glow of fairy lights. There might be many ways to celebrate Diwali – making rangoli, feasting, gambling, bursting crackers, saying ‘no’ to crackers – but lighting up the house comes first in everyone’s list. But not all have the time, energy, or luxury to decorate the house like a new bride, which is why a string of fairy lights makes perfect sense to even the biggest Diwali Grinch.
There are a lot of things you can do with fairy lights to completely transform your living space. This Diwali, try out these fabulously easy tips:
1. Make shapes on wall
You can string up fairy lights any way you want and it will still look pretty. However, why not innovate? Use invisible tapes to hang them up in circles, triangles and, if you are feeling creative, in shapes of diyas to really usher in the spirit of the festival.
2. Put them in bottles
This is a pretty neat way to create mood lighting in your favourite corner of the house. Just stuff the lights inside coloured bottles (wine or beer) or even artsy mason jars, and let the lights do the talking.
3. Hang them from ceiling
Who needs expensive chandeliers when you can have your DIY halos hanging from your ceiling? Just twist a fairy light string around a simple round frame and you just gave your room the sparkling tiara it deserves.
4. Decorate on dried flowers
If you have a dried floral arrangement sitting in a vase in your living room, you can dress it up during Diwali with soft fairy lights – giving it the aura of a magical wood.
5. Frame mirrors
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Definitely your room, if you frame your mirror with these lights. Not only do they give it a ‘superstar green room’ vibe, the soft reflective lighting makes it look like a portal to a different dimension.
6. Fairy light curtain
If subtle is not your style, you can opt for a fairy light curtain on one side of the wall or divide a room with it. Opt for not more than two colours of lights to tie up the decor in a classy manner.
7. Light up bedroom
Bring the Diwali spirit to your inner chambers by transforming your bedroom with these little glowing strings. Hang them over your headboard or twirl them around your bedposts – and you’ll never feel like taking them off, long after Diwali is over.
8. Use as photo hangers
If you do want to keep the lights around for longer and make them serve more purpose than just look pretty, why not hang photos from them? During the day you have a normal line of hanging pictures and by evening they light up just like the good memories your photos depict.
9. Loop them around stair handrails
Why opt (just) for the traditional ‘genda phool’ decor around stair handrails during the festive season when you can have fairy lights to glam things up? Climbing on such prettily lit steps would certainly feel like being on the stairway to heaven!
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