Nine Creative Ways to Use String Lights in the Bedroom

There's a lot to love about string lights: they're inexpensive, they're versatile, and they add a soft, warm glow to any room. If you want to add a bit of a romantic touch to your bedroom, or just shake up your style a little, try out one of these nine creative ways to use those little twinkly lights.

Above: Attach a sheer curtain to the ceiling and drape string lights above for a dreamy, romantic DIY canopy. Spotted on Homeedit.

Here's a more loosely draped look from Urban Outfitters, with the sheer curtains hung at the head of the bed.

Take inspiration from the Design Office's Rhode Island workspace and use twinkle lights to spell out a cheerful message.

Drape string lights back and forth and clip snapshots to them, as seen at Urban Outfitters.

Wrap string lights around the edge of a mirror to give it a little extra pop, as seen on Popsugar.

From Alt Om Indretning: A string of lights draped over a nightstand is a nice stand-in for a lamp.

Make this dreamy backlit headboard from Shelterness.

Or just drape the lights over your existing headboard, as seen on Cider with Rosie.

Here's a sweet idea from Urban Outfitters, via Buzzfeed: cluster a bunch of fairy lights under a cloche to create a warm, whimsical, and budget-friendly lamp.

(Image credits: Homeedit; Urban Outfitters; Sarah Rainwater; Urban Outfitters; Popsugar; Alt Om Indretning; Shelterness; Cider with Rosie; Urban Outfitters)