Make Use of Your Christmas Lights All Year Round
We decorate our homes with all kinds of decorations, Christmas trees, tinsel, fairy lights and more, as soon as December comes around! We find it so sad and it seems such a waste then to then put them all away in the New Year, not to be seen again until next December.
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! It will mean you get a little more use out of them and get your money’s worth too!
We stock a fantastic range of all shapes and sizes of both Indoor and Outdoor Christmas Lights, perfect for festive displays, but are also very versatile when it comes to re-using after the Christmas period is over.
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 after Christmas time is done! They are suitable for literally every room in the house, and are simple and effective. If you have lights that are compatible with outdoor conditions too, they can even be used on the patio and garden!
We have a fantastic range of colours and styles available all year round, and with these lights been so versatile, the possibilities are endless with the impressive displays you can create! Here are some great ideas you might like to use for inspiration…
A smaller set of lights such as our 20 multi colour Indoor 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 living room, or anywhere to showcase your family photographs!
Whether it’s winter or summer, create that lovely, snug atmosphere in your home with a clever use of lighting. Something like this could be used in the study or living room by placing your Christmas tree lights around a bookshelf or other kinds of shelves and furniture.
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!
The lights used here have a clear cable which is great as it means they’ll blend into your furniture a little more, why not try our 200 Warm White Multi Action LED Lights that would be ideal for this use!
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If you’re lucky enough to have a lovely fireplace 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. We think it creates a lovely cosy vibe that the whole family will love at any time of year. Any coloured fairy lights would work well with this, it all just depends on your personal preference and current decor scheme
Battery lights are great for using in pretty little displays too. There’s not need to plug them into the mains so you are free to place these decorations wherever you please, no need to worry about finding wall sockets.
Using lights such as our 50 Pin Wire White 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. These are very handy for creating your own unique decorations.
Placing lights into a jar or bottle can create a wonderful DIY display that can be used anywhere in the home. These will look great and really quirky, and will illuminate any room of the home! We love these ideas…
Add lights to glass mason jars for creative, magical looking displays!
Or for the wine lovers out there why not create these stylish, lit wine bottle decorations?
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. Great for any room of the house including the bedroom, living room or conservatory. We have a great selection of colours and sizes on our website including these 5 Brown Cane Twig Lights.
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 £16.99 it is a real bargain! Great for displaying on table tops, shelves, window displays and more, it’s a versatile decoration that can be enjoyed anywhere in your home.
Lanterns are great for creating stylish displays any time of year and are already a popular choice of home accessory for many, as they can suit many décor styles including modern, or shabby chic and vintage homes. Many of us also 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.
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! A great addition to your home that can be enjoyed for years to come in any season!
We are all very familiar with the Christmas wreath but many of our more unusual 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 fantastic during the festive period but also wouldn’t look out of place in the summer months either as a pretty decorative piece.
These charming displays are not just for use indoors, why not use some of your outdoor Christmas lighting all year round to illuminate your patio, decking and garden? Ideal for entertaining guests in the summer time or for creating a new, stunning focal point in the garden in spring or autumn, there are so many ways you can benefit from using your Christmas lights all year!
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 with family and friends into the warm summer evenings.
We have our 720 Multi Action Supabright LED Lights that would be ideal for a display like this and with their built in settings options you can choose the effect you’d like to create such as static, fading or twinkling.
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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.
Why not try our 180 Blue and White Net Light that can create a stylish and unique display any time of year. Ideal for use on a porch as seen below or in a front or back yard.
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! Here we have listed just a few nice ideas you might like to try, but the internet can be a wonderful place and there are lots of amazing ideas out there waiting to be tried!
If you are needing to replace and replenish your decoration supply this Christmas, head over to our UK Christmas World website where we will be able to cater for all your festive needs including artificial Christmas trees, nativity scenes, tree decorations, inflatable decorations and much more! Many of our wonderful decorations are available all year round and lots are available to pre-order now too!