There’s nothing quite like the warm glow of Christmas lights to make your home feel cosy and inviting during the festive season. Whether you prefer the classic look of clear lights or the cheery mood of multicolour ones, there are plenty of options to choose from. In this article, we’ll share the best indoor Christmas lights for your home along with some tips and tricks on how to hang them.
Best Christmas Lights for Inside Your Home
From fairy lights to energy-efficient LEDs, we offer a wide range to choose from. Here are some of our best indoor Christmas lights:
Dainty and delicate, fairy lights add a magical glow to spaces. Hang them on walls, windows, or around a mirror for a decorative flair. You can also place them in lanterns to add a soft glow to corners or within a glass bowl for a unique table centrepiece.
Twinkly lights allow you to choose from a variety of pre-set effects or fully customize your own. You can also control the lights remotely with voice commands by connecting to Google Home or Amazon Alexa. We offer these in different models including curtain, festoon, and cluster string lights.
Cherry lights are small globe-shaped bulbs that can either be clear or multicolour. They’re also often connectable so you can use multiple strings if you need more lights.
Micro LED Lights
Micro LED lights are tiny bulbs that are perfect for creating a soft, warm glow in a room. Choose from a variety of lighting modes to create your desired effect: flashing, cascading strobe, steady, and dim.
Globe lights are perfect for creating a cosy atmosphere in your home. While they’re often used in patios or gardens, you can also use them in the dining room or bedroom.
How To Hang Indoor Christmas Lights
Here are the steps to follow for hanging indoor Christmas lights:
Hanging Indoor Lights Step-By-Step
Step 1 | Determine Placement and Measure Area
Determine where you want to hang the lights. Common places include walls, windows, and mantels. Measure the area where you plan to display the lights to see how many strings you’ll need.
Step 2 | Gather Materials
Prepare the materials and tools you need. If you don’t want to drill or hammer nails in, the best way to hang indoor Christmas lights is to use adhesive hooks or clips.
Step 3 | Check and Replace Broken Bulbs
Make sure all your lights are working properly by checking the bulbs and replacing any that are broken or burnt out.
Step 4 | Hang the Lights
Begin at one end of the area where you’re hanging the lights and work your way across. If you’re hanging them around a window, start from the bottom corner and continue your way up.
Step 5 | Plug in the Lights
Once you’re done, plug in the lights and make adjustments where needed. If you need to use an extension cord, make sure that it doesn’t obstruct pathways to prevent accidents.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are the answers to some of the most common questions about indoor Christmas lights.
What Are the Best Christmas Lights for Indoors?
The best lights for indoor use are ones that feature LED bulbs as they’re both energy and cost-efficient. You can hang several strings of globe lights above your dining table to create a canopy effect for your dinner parties.
What Are the Best Christmas Lights for Bedrooms?
Fairy lights are ideal for the bedroom since they're small and delicate, perfect for creating that whimsical and enchanting atmosphere. You can hang them on the wall above the headboard using adhesive hooks or drape them around the frame of a four-poster bed.
What Are the Best Christmas Lights for Indoor Windows?
String lights are a classic choice, and they work well if you simply want to hang them along the window frame. If you want a more dramatic effect, you use curtain lights and hang them from a rod or hooks above the window.
How Do You Stick Christmas Lights Around a Window?
Use adhesive hooks or clips to stick your Christmas lights around a window. These are easy to remove and won’t damage your window or frames. Standard windows usually need 6 to 8 clips that are spaced 2 to 3 inches apart. After sticking on the clips, it’s best to wait at least an hour for the adhesive to completely set. When they’re set, you can squeeze the string into the clips starting from the bottom corner and working your way up and onto the other corner.
Is It Safe to Leave Christmas Lights on Indoors?
It’s generally safe to leave Christmas lights on, but make sure to use them properly, keep them in good condition, and turn them off before going to bed or leaving the house. Don’t place them near flammable materials and keep them away from water or moisture to prevent accidents. It’s also a good idea to use a timer that automatically turns off the light after a certain time.
Can Indoor Christmas Lights Be Outdoors?
Unless the manufacturer or product specifically states the lights are safe for indoor and outdoor use, we don’t recommend using them outdoors. Unlike outdoor-safe Christmas lights, indoor lights are not designed to withstand elements like direct sunlight, rain, or snow.
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