Using strings of light — hanging them outside on porches and in backyards or using them inside for fun, too — is not a new idea. Strung around a room, across a fireplace mantel and everywhere in between, they can bring a warm, low light to a room and make a space feel inviting and enchanting. To update string lights in the new year, turn them on their side: Hang strings of light vertically in your spaces instead of strung up horizontally!
By this bed, this vertical string of lights makes an inviting bedside light source. Spotted on Facing North With Gracia.
Strung vertically along a tall standing mirror (and allowed to pool at the bottom), you create a fun, casual look for a corner. Seen on Lish Concepts.
Use them on either side of a window to add to the window treatments and still have light coming from that area even when it's dark outside. Spotted on Desire to Inspire.
Draw attention to a rad bar area or bar cart when you light the way for guests with a hanging vertical light string lit while you entertain. Seen on Hanna's Place.
Kid's rooms are natural spots for a fun lighting treatment, just make sure little ones know not to touch the lights if you've got a string that gets too hot. Seen on Stage and Coffee.
Have a boring corner of a room? Not anymore after you grab a string of lights and hang it vertically in that plain corner. A cool contrast of string wire color and wall color is highly recommended. Spotted on gingerbreadhouse.
Fold a hanging vertical light into any vignettes in your home for an instant style upgrade, whether a tabletop vignette or a cool layering of accessories down low. This idea spotted on Regines Kreativiteter.
Have you ever used this lighting trick in interiors?