Do you wish you could fly around with fairies under sparkling stars? Maybe you dream about wandering through crystal caves, absorbing the positive energy they radiate. While firmly planted in the world of fantasy, indoor lights help you pull these ethereal vibes into reality. From creating a utopia right in your living room to simply “jazzing the place up” for a more modern look, decorative lights provide just the touch you need to transport into a whole new universe. Here are 13 ways you can make indoor decorative lights work for your space.
13 Indoor Decorative Light Ideas
Home decoration is so much more than paintings, sculptures, and frilly throw pillows. The right type of lighting adds to the overall ambiance of your space and provides extra illumination for your daily tasks. Match your lighting decorations to an already existing theme in your room or completely transform your space with brand new additions like these:
1. Wall sconce
Although walls may not be your go-to when choosing decorative lighting, wall sconces are worth exploring. These fixtures can save space and provide wall decor at the same time. They come in myriad styles, shapes, materials, and colors. Hang them on either side of a large piece of wall art to accentuate the design with warm white light or above the mantle in the dining room for a wondrous display during dinner.
2. Accent lighting
When it comes to decorative lights, you can’t get more straightforward than accent lighting, which highlights the most interesting furniture, art, and other decor in your space. Accent lighting comes in hundreds of styles that give you endless possibilities to see your space in a whole new light. If size isn’t an issue, go with large and grand light fixtures to capture everyone’s attention. For subtle but still impactful accent lighting, small table lamps with colored lamp shades can add a comforting final touch.
3. Pendant lights
Pendant lights get you right on the modern interior design bandwagon. A minimalistic approach to modernism might be hanging a single globe pendant with a chic white and black finish as the focal point of your room. To get in touch with nature but keep things contemporary, consider a hand-crafted veneer pendant light instead. It might seem unembellished, but it’s bursting with intricate detail.
You’re throwing a dinner party, the guests arrive, you open the door, and everyone immediately looks up at the shimmering chandelier hanging from the ceiling. Quite a way to start the evening on a classic and classy note, right? A chandelier brings classic glamour to any room with its shining crystals and mesmerizing craftsmanship. Chandeliers are also extremely versatile, with patterns and shapes such as aluminum squares, crystal rings, steel rods, and glass globes.
5. String LED lights
You know those LED string lights that sit in your basement all year until the holidays, or that set you bought for a special event and then coiled up to never be seen again? Well, it’s time to break them out for good. Indoor string lights make great decor anywhere in your home. Try it in your workspace for starters -- If you’re trying to be creative at your desk but everything feels a bit flat and uninspiring, string lights on your walls will shine a warm glow to give you that much-needed motivating push.
There are a plethora of LED string light styles to pick from, ranging from glittering moon and star curtain lights to colorful rainbow waterfall wall lights. Drape your string lights around your bed frame, along the windows, or above a tapestry to show off your personality and celebrate your creativity.
6. Strip LED lights
Out of sight, out of mind, right? Well, not quite with LED strip lights. Place these thin, flexible strips under your bed, dresser, desk, cabinet, or elsewhere. Your light source will be nearly invisible, but the awe of its subtle glow will adorn the whole room.
For most LED strips, installation is easy. Simply peel the back and apply pressure to instantly transform your room. Many LED strips are also battery-operated and wirelessly controlled, allowing you to switch between different lighting modes and colors with just the push of a button.
With color-changing LED strip lights, you can have a romantic evening with your loved one by turning on red lighting. You can use these same strips for an exhilarating New Years’ Eve party under blue LED light. These same blues, as well as some greens, can turn your room into a peaceful sanctuary for a moment of zen and self-care.
7. Rustic mason jars
Mason jars are one of the most resourceful things to keep on hand for DIY lighting decor projects. For example, you can create a rustic mason jar wall sconce for a homely atmosphere that makes you want to snuggle up under a fuzzy blanket. Your DIY project will require wood, paint or wood stain, mason jars, fairy string lights, flowers, hooks, wax, wall mounts, and jute. Feel free to mix it up with your choice of flower colors and wood stain.
Alternatively, if DIY projects aren’t your thing, you can purchase pre-made rustic mason jar lights. Your fully assembled mason jar will still give off a welcoming feel, but without the extra time needed to make it yourself. They’re among the most creative ways to build out your comfort zone.
Pair your charming new rustic mason jars with equally rustic candles to tie the room together and elevate your space’s style. If you prefer the sweet smell of spiced cinnamon or pumpkin, place some candles around your room. Their combined smells and dim lighting can feel meditative. If the notion of an open flame has you worried, battery-operated flameless candles instead use LED lights to produce the same serenity in the blink of an eye.
9. Task lighting
Tasks such as cleaning, studying, or working from home can all get boring. Although you can’t make the actual task more exciting, you can add task lighting to enhance the space around you. Better lighting can lead to a less stressful environment and give your room a bit of personality. And, of course, it adds another layer of illumination that simply makes your tasks easier.
For effective task lighting, place table lamps on your nightstand, then cover them with fun and unique lampshades. Colorful or patterned lampshades can uplift your mood and help you unlock your innermost creativity. You’ll see your tasks in a whole new light and approach them like never before.
10. Fairy lights
All you need is a little bit of faith, trust, and pixie dust – and fairy string lights – to make your interior design dreams come true. With these twinkling lights, you’ll transform your room into a mystical oasis that mentally transports you to your own Neverland.
Fairy lights offer limitless ways to transform your space. Whether you drape them along curtains, flower vases, or your bed frame, you’ll feel as if you stepped right into a fairytale fantasy. And you don’t even have to leave the house to get there.
11. Starry lights
Star light, star bright, the first star you see tonight: You know the tune well, but what if you could decorate your room with thousands of stars? That’s where starry lights come in. These special fixtures use compact, low energy laser lights to shine thousands of colorful twinkling laser stars across your room. With the starry lights of BlissBulbs, you can relax and wish upon shimmering green or red stars right from your most comfortable spaces. With the flip of a switch, you’ll be under soothing, wondrous skies.
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Transforming your world is as easy as changing a lightbulb.
12. Aurora lights
Setting the mood can be synonymous with adding personality and flair to your room. Your bedroom, for example, should be an inviting, relaxing space, and decorative aurora lights can help make it so. After a long day at work, just turn the Ark Ambient Aurora Light for a heavenly northern-lights atmosphere. With the touch of a button, you’ll find your surroundings – and your mind – transformed.
ARK Aurora Light
Transcend reality with a moving abstract aurora.
13. Galaxy lights
With galaxy lights, you can reimagine your indoor space as a colorful outer space wonderland. The SkyLite 2.0 provides immersive, interstellar scenery for battling your friends in your game room or watching your favorite drama in your at-home theater. You’ll get out-of-this-world sights without leaving home. It’s truly something you have to see to believe.
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Flaunt your style with BlissLightsYour space should be jazzed up and decorated to match your personality, and the wonder and wow of lighting achieves both these goals. BlissLights make for excellent decorative lighting, as they transcend standard white lighting with both soothing colors and entrancing patterns. They transform your space to reflect your personality and bubble with life. Browse the BlissLights collection now to decorate and reinvent your indoor space in one fell swoop.
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