8 Ideas for Decorating With Christmas Lights

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ideas for decorating with Christmas lights

Hi there!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I am in a Christmas frenzy trying to get it all done.  One of the best things about Christmas, is decorating with Christmas lights.  I love the cozy glow it gives to my home.  This year I have lights inside everywhere, on the mantel, around a frame, in a bowl of ornaments, around my sliding doors.  I’ll share pictures of that all soon.  In the meantime here are some great ideas for decorating indoors with Christmas lights.


Lights + branches = win win.  Find similar branch lights here.

Snowy branch lights

Pier 1


I love these rustic snowflakes from Restoration Hardware.  Sadly, they are no longer available, but I found a similar one here.

Rustic snowflakes

Restoration Hardware

I wanted to do lights in a lantern on my mantel this year but I couldn’t find the right size lantern.  I love these glimmer strings that are popular this year.  You can find similar here and here.

Lights in lanterns


Pre-lit branches placed pretty much anywhere will look good.

Christmas container

Via Pinterest


A curtain of lights is so festive.  You can find similar lights here.

Curtain lights

via The Berry


Wrap grapevine balls with short strings of lights, or wrap several with a longer string.

Grapevine lights

The Garden Glove


These branches were spray painted white before adding the lights.

Lights in tree branch

Old City Hall Shoppes 


How beautiful is this?  If you have a faux fireplace, or if you don’t use yours,  this is such a great idea.  I want to get a faux fireplace just to do this.

Christmas lights

Design Sponge

On Thursday this week I’ll be sharing my Christmas home tour so don’t forget to check back for that.  You can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook for more decorating ideas.  Whats your favorite way to use lights?

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7 thoughts on “8 Ideas for Decorating With Christmas Lights

  1. Lights are so beautiful at Christmas time. I agree that lights and branches go so well together! These are all so pretty!
    We currently have my Mom’s lighted Christmas village on display this year. We don’t use it every year but were feeling that spirit this year.

  2. White Christmas light glow is seriously like a drug. And it has to be the classic white, none of this LED-too-white-its-blue-and-hurts-my-eyes new stuff! I love the little ones in the cloches 🙂 Thanks for sharing this at ODT, see you this week!

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