How to Decorate Bedrooms with String Lights

Decorating a bedroom will always be a fun activity especially for your own bedroom. There are various reasons why homeowners want to decorate their bedrooms. Some people want to have a decorative bedroom and make it looks more lively. For some others, it’s just simply because they want to fill in the wall with something they love. Of course, again, it depends on each personal preference.

As you may have known that string lights or fairy lights are one of the decorative items that are very common to decorate a bedroom. Using fairy lights in any room will give that dreamy, romantic, and Tumblr-like feed. This decor item is used by many people because it’s easy to find and also affordable.

Installing fairy lights is very easy to do so you definitely don’t need professionals to finish it.

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How to Decorate Bedrooms with String Lights

Before installing it in the bedroom, you would want to prepare some tools and supplies below and use the one that fits your bedroom condition:

  • Hammer
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Nails (optional)
  • Adhesive hooks (optional)
  • Extension cord (optional)

1. Know Your Bedroom Size


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First of all, you will have to know the size of your bedroom because you will need this to prepare the length of the fairy lights. Of course, there are plenty of fairy lights with various sizes and length but you have to make sure that it fits the bedroom’s size perfectly.

It’s also useful information to know every detail of the room like the distance and position of the power outlet. By knowing this detail, you can make a prediction whether you need an extension cord or not. It’s because this will also affect the other supplies that you need.

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2. Design Your Favorite Style

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This might be a simple step but planning the shape or installation style can affect the overall finish of the bedroom view. The classic and common way to hang the fairy lights is by hanging it in the ceiling, canopy, zig-zag, or just simply a drape shape.

Planning your preferred design can give you a quick summary of how many hooks you will need, the length of the string lights, and whether you need an extension cord or not. For people who have a canopy, it will also help to decide how you can style the string lights.

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3. Get Ready with the Lights

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Once you know your bedroom size, you’re ready to hang the lights. In this phase, you would want to install it next to the nearest power outlet so it’s easy to plug it in.

  • Once you know the shape, try to make an outline first by using a marker or pen.
  • If you don’t want to leave damage to your wall or ceiling, instead of using screws, use adhesive hooks or clips as a post.
  • Make sure that you place the post at an even distance
  • After the lights are installed perfectly but there still some parts left, you can wrap it so it looks neater instead of hanging on the wall.

4. Add Other Decor Items

Another way to make the finished look becomes more attractive, you can add other decor items like your favorite photos, pictures, or even other fairy lights in different sizes or colors.

Many people choose to use rugs in their living rooms to make it feel cosier but have you ever considered buying a rug for your bedroom?

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Now you have a dreamy bedroom with a Tumblr feel that will lighten up your mood and create an aesthetically-pleasing ambiance. Happy decorating!

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