As an adult, and a designer, I struggle with the urge to use twinkle lights in home design, but hold back. It’s childish, I know, but they are so pretty. In a child’s room, outdoor garden, wedding, or for the Holiday Season, they are more than welcome. I mean when I was younger, I had them up in my room, in many colors, and still held out in the belief in fairies. You can laugh, some people believed in Superman and monsters under the bed, so I think it’s ok to believe in something harmless that can make you fly with a sprinkle of dust. Blame the Northern Lights, Fern Gully, and the dream of the most perfect fort ever built. I watched magical movies littered with little lights, sparkles and beautiful treetop houses. Here, as an adult, I still have a love of “Fairy Lights” and hold back the urge to staple them to every surface of my apartment.
How about a lovely tea party outside? Check out my first blog about the Lampshade Garden for more ideas on how to use lights outside.
This is Karen Gillan from Doctor Who. There’s a scene they show her getting out of bed, and there are twinkle lights wrapped around the headboard. A great night-light.
Turn a boring little patch of trees into a magical dinner party.
A great place to read a big old novel.
Wrapped on some twigs, white lights look quite magical. In a Lord of the Rings, Bilbo’s birthday kind of way.
This is a creative use of lights, poked through a canvas.
I know there are many other uses out there, and I even dare to make a neat little fixture of lights, wire, and sheer fabric… that blog is to come soon! Happy Dreaming!