Holiday light hanging straight down a corner via emma's designblogg
Holiday lights woven around the headboard of a bed via emma's designblogg
Our "Christmas Tree" this year in our apartment. It may not look like much, but it was very sweet.
Last month, we wrapped the fire escape outside our window, a Christmas wreath, a Christmas tree and ran them around our kitchen and windows. It's been a lot of fun. We've also added rope lights to our kitchen.
Our fire escape, where the lights will stay up all winter.
While I can't claim that we've been original in any of our lighting scenarios, we can claim to have found a really really excellent source to pass on, NoveltyLights.com, founded by brothers, Tres and K.C. Coors in Colorado. We've ordered Christmas lights and rope lights at amazingly low prices and had them delivered really, really fast. I bet you could order today and get them before next Thursday.
My particular favorites are the rope lights, Custom Rope Lights, which we're actually using to light up the dead space on top of our kitchen cabinets near the ceiling and the Christmas lights that are really tightly spaced at 2.5" apart: 100 Light 22 Feet . This is a great source to bookmark.
(Top pics via Emma's Design Blog)