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String lights draped over a ladder




Photographer: Carolyn Barber

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String lights don’t have to stay on the tree – switch things up with these bright ideas

The most magical festive sight I ever saw was a mountain village in South America where every building was outlined in tiny white lights. Rigging up roof lighting might not be on your Christmas to-do list (although don’t let us cramp your seasonal style if it is!), but twinkling fairy lights are sure to bring a touch of enchantment to your home, wherever you display them. Create a feature by draping them around a window or mirror, over shelves, or along a sideboard or mantelpiece – or arrange them inside a large glass vase for a simple but striking table centrepiece. For maximum impact, try all of the above (our half-price in-store offer on selected string lights makes it the perfect time to add some extra sparkle). My top tip? Choose clear or metallic wires so the lights really shine out.
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“Go with the GLOW and
bring a touch of sparkle
to your festive scheme”