10 Ways to Rock Christmas Lights All Year

10 ways to decorate with Christmas lights all year long from Babble.com

Are you one of those people who can’t bear to take down your Christmas lights at the end of the holiday season? I can tell you that I definitely am! The house always feels so cozy and festive through the holiday season that it feels, well, rather cold and boring once all the decorations are packed away for the following year. So this year, I vote we all keep that festive spirit alive by giving classic Christmas twinkle lights new life! From adding ambiance to your bedroom to bringing a big dose of glamour to parties, here are 10 ways to rock your Christmas lights all year!

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  • Twinkly Vanity 1 of 10
    Twinkly Vanity
    A huge oversized mirror makes an instantly glam dressing room with the addition of a string of basic white twinkle lights!
    Photo from Design*Sponge.
  • Jar Lanterns 2 of 10
    Jar Lanterns
    These lanterns are a simple combination of vintage mason jars and strands of Christmas lights. They'd look perfect on a patio or on an end table!
    Photo from Chiot's Run.
  • Light Up Headboard 3 of 10
    Light Up Headboard
    A basic headboard made from pine planks gets a really cool upgrade with the addition of white Christmas lights and a bit of paint!
    Get the how-to from A Beautiful Mess.
  • Picture Perfect Window 4 of 10
    Picture Perfect Window
    This pretty cottage kitchen gets a fresh vibe with a string of lights draped around the window. I love this look!
    Photo from me & alice.
  • Lighted Mirror Garland 5 of 10
    Lighted Mirror Garland
    This incredible mirrored garland uses twinkle lights for a dramatically glamorous look, perfect for celebrations of all varieties!
    Get the how-to from Apartment Therapy.
  • Cozy Hideaway 6 of 10
    Cozy Hideaway
    I love the idea of a cozy little nook or hideaway for day dreaming and reading books. With strands of lights and a mountain of pillows, any little corner can be instantly transformed!
    Photo from Examiner.
  • Stunning Party Decor 7 of 10
    Stunning Party Decor
    In the past twinkle lights got a bit of a bad reputation as cliché at weddings. But these long strands swooping across a dramatic barn ceiling are absolutely stunning!
    Photo from Apple Brides.
  • Fairy Lights Canopy 8 of 10
    Fairy Lights Canopy
    Deck out a little girls room with a sprinkle of fairy lights over or around the bed to create a true princess room!
    Photo from Sarah Gordon Home.
  • Outdoor Ambiance 9 of 10
    Outdoor Ambiance
    I love this look! White twinkle lights wrapped around the trunk of trees add instant ambiance to a backyard or patio!
    Photo from Ruffled.
  • Twinkly Canvas Art 10 of 10
    Twinkly Canvas Art
    Using blank artist's canvases, create an amazingly cool twinkly art installation!
    Get the how-to from Apartment Therapy.

Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion. For more ideas and inspiration, find her on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest!

More from Cyd on Babble:
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