LED and String Light Decoration: Tips and Tricks


LED string lights are among the most popular modern lighting solutions available. They are widely-available, reasonably priced, and produce high-quality light. They also come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and designs, so you could easily find a set that will complement your home design. In this article we’ll cover some of the best string light decoration tips to get you started on adding a bit of light to your esthetic.

LED String Lights: Ideal for Holidays and More

String lights are especially popular during the holidays, adding an irresistibly whimsical charm to any environment. If you are looking for a quick and inexpensive way to liven up your home for the holiday season, LED string lights are a great option. 

But LED lights are also useful at any other time of the year. If you don’t have space to stash your string lights or you want to get more use out of your holiday accessories, why not repurpose your LED lights as year-round decorations? 

LED lights make excellent substitutes for candles and are much safer too. They are a great way to brighten up dark corners, even when the holidays are over. And because they are typically battery-powered, they could be hung almost anywhere even without a wall socket nearby.

LED String Light Decoration Ideas

Here are various ways to take advantage of the magic and charm of LED string lights around your home:

Patio Christmas Tree

There’s no reason why you can’t have your Christmas tree outside! If you have a covered deck or patio, that’s a perfect spot for your string light decorated tree. Add some traditional hangings and accessories, and watch your LED lights bring your tree to life!

Pompom Lights

Pompom string lights are irresistibly fun and charming. They are great choices for illuminating indoor spaces and making excellent decorations throughout the home. Combine them with other string light designs for an even more impressive and marvelous effect!


Luminaries are traditional country-style lighting options that are subtle as well as striking. Although a bit more low-key than other string light styles, they can be just as impressive when used to create patterns. Hanging fairy lights inside them make them even more spectacular.

Illuminated Christmas Wreath

If you already have a Christmas wreath planned, adding LED lights to them will make them even more attractive. Whether you go for a premade wreath or create one from scratch, strategically placed lights will take the festive look up a notch.

Holiday Hay Bales

Hay bales can be excellent design elements with a few well-chosen string lights. If you have a bunch of LED lights left over from your holiday decorating, arrange them back and forth across your hay bales for a quaint and charming downhome look.

Flameless Fire Pit

Fireplaces are great, but you don’t need one to enjoy the holidays! One string light decoration tip is to create a faux fire pit with the addition of LED lights creates a fabulously warm and festive atmosphere to any living space.

Fairy Light Jars

Give your DIY skills a workout by creating this tried and proven country-style decoration! All you need is a Mason jar or two and enough string lights to brighten them up, and you can have a holiday spectacle that works just as well at any other time of the year. Perfect for your mantel or foyer table!

Holiday Terrarium

If you have an unused terrarium that you just can’t bring yourself to throw out, you could give it a new lease on life with some LED lights. A few minutes is all you need to transform it into a virtual winter wonderland, with fake snow, holiday figurines, miniature trees, and of course, a few well-chosen string lights. 

Illuminated Copper Wreaths

Taking the illuminated wreath concept to the next level, this fabulously chic and stylish copper creation is an excellent addition to your holiday décor. Get some copper coils and bend them into spheres, then add copper string lights for a mesmerizing effect that will make your home the talk of the town!

Twine Spheres

If you prefer a less metallic look, you can make your spheres from twine instead of copper. You can buy ready twine balls in most craft stores or you could create your own if you have spare time. Add some string lights to it for a traditional holiday look.

Put Your String Light Decoration Tips To Use!

The holiday season is the perfect time of the year to pull your string lights out of storage and use them to liven up your surroundings. But you don’t have to stash them away when the festivities are over! As the suggestions above illustrate, LED string lights make excellent year-round decorations. So let these tips inspire you to use your string lights to give your home a festive sparkle throughout the year!