How You Can Use String Lights To Make Your Bedroom Look Dreamy

String lights look whimsical no matter where you hang them. But when you combine their loveliness with the charm that any bedroom has you get a truly dreamy look. And given how flexible string lights are and the variety of styles they come in, you can create some really awesome and creative designs. So there you have it: string lights for bedroom awesomeness – your next home improvement project.

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Use string lights to create a fake headboard for your bed. It can have any shape and size you want. This one is shaped like a house and looks really cute.

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Here’s something you can do if you have a canopy bed: hang string lights to make twinkling draperies. They’ll look magical and they’ll make your bedroom look like a princess’s layer. And even if you don’t have a canopy bed you can still get this look by simply hanging draperies and string lights from the ceiling.

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Here’s another version of a string light headboard. This one has string lights inside and can also serve as a bright nightlight or mood lighting.

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How would you like to fall asleep watching tiny twinkling lights resembling stars above your bed? They’re not as cool as the actual stars but they definitely make the bedroom look stunning.

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Wrap string lights around a branch or a piece of driftwood and make an accent piece you can display above your bed. You can even add a switch and turn this into a reading light source.{found on dustjacket}.

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And speaking of reading lights and task lighting in general, in the bedroom you can also simply hang string lights from a nail hammered in the wall. Let the lights be a replacement for your bedside table lamp.{found on facingnorthwithgracia}.

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Instead of a headboard you can have a breezy drapery behind the bed. It can be see-through and you can hide string lights behind it to create a whimsical effect.

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If you really want to have twinkling stars into your bedroom, then get some star-shaped string lights and hang them on the wall. You can even add some fabric and make a could to hide the hardware used to attach the lights to the wall.{found on funkyjunkinteriors}.

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If you hang string lights in a zig-zag pattern you can then use tiny clothespins to attach photos and other cute little things and personalize your bedroom walls

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You can hang these on any wall you want. Here’s how they’d look like at night. You can also use them as ambient lighting and they give the room a rather romantic look.

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A romantic and shabby-chic idea can be to frame your headboard with a string light bunting banner. The banner can also serve as a fake headboard if you’d rather not have an actual one.

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Create contrasts in your bedroom with black string lights on a white wall. The whitewashed bricks look really charming here and the lights serve to highlight some of the artwork.

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Now here’s something really cool you can make if you have a canopy. The fairy lights look like twinkling stars and they envelop the bed creating a really cozy atmosphere.

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There’s also the option to hang string lights on the ceiling. It would look best in an attic bedroom or if you have a pitched roof.

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And speaking of pitched roofs, here’s how you can use string lights to turn the bedroom into a cozy nook. The colored lights match the colored pillows.

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if you don’t want the lights to be in your face and hanging above your head when you’re sleeping, you can hang them on the outside of a loft bed for example.{found on 30smagazine}.

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Make something custom to personalize the walls of your bedroom. For example, make some wall art that lights up and you can also send a message.

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Similarly, you can attach string lights to a board and create custom messages, drawings, etc. Drill holes in the board to hide the ends of the string lights so only the desired design shows.{found on apartmenttherapy}.

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Make a canopy for the bed that goes from above the headboard to the ceiling and forms a soft loop. Add fairy lights to your design and you’ll completely transform the room.

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A ladder can serve as a nightstand replacement in a bedroom or simply as an accent piece. You can decorate it with globe lights to make it stand out a little more.

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The string lights can be displayed in all sorts of shapes and patterns and if you hide behind a soft drapery they’ll get a glowy effect which will make them look particularly romantic.

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There’s a super simple and actually pretty obvious way of making a rope light strand. Take some rope and a string of lights, preferably white. Weave the lights with the rope by twisting. Now you can wrap it up in a circle and hang it somewhere or simply display it on your dresser or nightstand.{found on amerrymishapblog}.