Use Your Christmas Lights All Year Round

We decorate the whole home with all kinds of fairy lights as soon as December comes around, and are so proud of our wonderful displays! It seems such a waste then to then put them all away in the New Year. Here at UK Christmas World we are strong believers in using your Christmas decorations all year through, they don’t have to look festive, and you can enjoy evenings at home with cosy lights all around!

 

We stock a fantastic range of all shapes and sizes of Christmas lights, perfect for festive displays, but are also very versatile when it comes to re-using after the Christmas period. If you’re still a little sceptical, please read on. We hope that in this blog we can convince you that using your Christmas lights for the rest of the year is a great idea!

 

Fairy Lights are the kind of lighting you can probably find most uses for! They are suitable for literally every room in the house, and if you have lights that are suitable for use in outdoor conditions too, they can even be used on the patio and garden! Here are some great ideas you might like to use for inspiration…


A smaller set of lights like our 50 Warm White Traditional LED Fairy Lights could be used for all sorts of decorations! How about using them in the bedroom to create a snuggly atmosphere in the evenings? They can be used to weave around a headboard, just like this…



How about this quirky alternative to displaying your photos in frames? Drape some fairy lights over a wall and either use tape or pegs to clip on some of your family photos. Great for a teenage bedroom or anywhere to showcase your family photographs!


  

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Another use of fairy lights for the bedroom is this nice idea of draping them around a mirror, creating its own little décor feature for any styled room. Again, great for a young girl’s bedroom or adults alike!


  

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Create that snug atmosphere in your study or living room just like this idea of placing your Christmas tree lights around a bookshelf.


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If you’re lucky enough to have a lovely feature like this in your home, take full advantage of it and maybe create a little display like this one after the festivities are over. Any coloured fairy lights would work well, it all just depends on your personal preference and current colour scheme.



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Try using a longer string of lights that are suitable for outdoor use for a display like this. This would be suitable for all year round, especially for summer, relaxing into the warm summer evenings.


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Another great idea for the garden would be the use of Net Lights. Place them over your bushes and shrubs to enjoy beautiful night time lighting displays all year round! If used in a porch area like this, they will add a warm, welcoming atmosphere to your home for you, your family and your friends. Our 180 Multi Action LED Net Light is available in a range of colours as well as warm white pictured here, and would be perfect for this kind of decoration.


 

Battery lights are great for using in pretty little displays. There’s not need to plug them into the mains so you are free to place these decorations wherever you please.

Using lights such as our 50 Pin Wire Battery LED Lights would be a great choice as the LEDs are set onto a malleable wire which can be bent into any shape you wish.



Placing lights into a jar can create a wonderful DIY display that can be used anywhere in the home. If you search around on the web, these are becoming a more and more popular way of adding a nice lighting reature to your home, and there are lots of creative versions out there to have a go at! 

  
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You could also try this version in a bottle! Either use up some old wine or beer bottles, removing the labels of course, and choose whichever colour lights you like to thread inside! These will look great and really quirky, and will illuminate any room of the home! We love these ideas…


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Pre-lit twigs are a very popular way of adding a little glimmer to your interior décor. They are a modern and stylish decoration that are perfect for use in the Christmas season and throughout the whole year too. We have a great selection of colours and sizes on our website including this 1.2m Lit Gold Willow Branch Twig.



Here at UK Christmas World we have lots of great lit displays that would be suitable for use in the home all year round. We stock vintage-look wooden signs such as the Pre-Lit ‘Home’ sign here, available for just £19.99 it is a real bargain…



How about our Crackle Glass Bowl with LED Lights or Set of 3 Warm White Crackle Balls. They have been used in a festive themed display here but they can be used in any kind of interior décor in any room of the house. They are a modern and stylish option for your home and the lights are battery powered so makes it very easy to move the bowls wherever in the house you like them best!


  


Many of us use Candles and Lanterns around our home during the festive period, as it gives rooms a traditional Christmassy glow, so why not enjoy that feeling all year round, and display your candles with pride after Christmas is done. We love our Antique Gold Lantern with Flickering Candle, it’s versatile enough to use in all rooms, as well as outdoors on patio or porch area. It also comes with a loop at the top of the lantern so it can be hung indoors or in the garden too.



We are all very familiar with the Christmas wreath but many of our products are suitable for use all year round! Just like our Copper Coloured Metal Heart Wreath, this would look great displayed in any room of the house! It would look great during the festive period but also wouldn’t look out of place in the summer months either.


 

We hope that this blog has given you a little food for thought when it comes to re-using your lovely decorations and that you might choose to give your trimmings some love all year round!

 

If you are needing to replace and replenish your decoration supply this Christmas, pop over to our online shop at UK Christmas World where we will be able to cater for all your festive needs including lights, artificial Christmas trees, nativity scenes, inflatable decorations and much more!