The Builder’s favourite Christmas job, apart from eating the ham, is to put up the Christmas lights on the house. As this will be our last year at Pen Y Llechwedd, we have decided to put them up early, and enjoyed doing so over the weekend. We only have a small collection, but they are regularly commented on by passes by. For us they add to the magic of Christmas. Today I am sharing some inspiration on how you too can add some Christmas magic to your home, on a small or large scale.
Christmas Lights – Inspired Space
I am a big believer in Christmas magic being a simple thing to add to our lives, and Christmas or fairy lights are one of the simplest ways to do so. Grand displays are fine for those that have the time, money and dedication, but that shouldn’t stop those of us who are time poor and cash strapped from having a go either. Twinkling lights are a great way to add the magic.
This simple idea from Junkaholic is easy to replicate. A string of fairy lights, Christmas tree cut outs and little houses and you have a great display for a mantle.
You can buy similar light up houses at Pottery Barn that can house a candle or fairy lights.
This idea found at Taylor Made Designs, is beautifully dramatic and not at all possible on this grand scale for us, but a similar look can be added to our home, using curtain or rain lights. I like the idea of using these at the entrance to a hall.
These rain lights, also from Pottery Barn would look amazing at the entrance to a hall.
Our good friends at Apartment Therapy have a great tutorial on their blog, for using rope lights to make words. Take little look over on Pinterest and you’ll be overwhelmed with how many wonderful ideas there are to use rope lights for a festive treat.
I found these beautiful white rope lights at Temple & Webster.
A simple and inexpensive way to add some Christmas cheer, is with a wreath covered in lights. This pretty wreath is from West Elm.
Adding a little Christmas magic can be as simple or as complicated as you wish. I hope some of these ideas I’ve shared today will inspire you to light up this festive season.
Do you love Christmas as much as I do? Lover of Christmas lights?
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