Fresh, Fun Trend: Get Creative with Vertical Hanging String Lights

Fresh, Fun Trend: Get Creative with Vertical Hanging String Lights

Adrienne Breaux
Jan 7, 2015

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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