Indoor lights are an essential part of decorating your home for Christmas and add a sense of atmosphere to a room. Traditionally used on the Christmas tree, lights don’t have to be just for the tree and can be equally effective used in other ways.
For a lovely contemporary look, we’re rather partial to filling large glass vases with a string of clear, sparkly fairy lights – wrap the string of lights around inside the vase, then position the piece within easy reach of a plug. The vase of lights is great to decorate an otherwise dark corner of a room, or they can be used by as a centrepiece in the living room.
All the major high street stores sell strings of Christmas fairy lights, both coloured and clear, and there are plenty of options for all budgets – even the most basic budget lights, such as this set of 100 clear fairy lights for £4 from Tesco, can create a great effect.
For some extra special Christmas lights that are decorative in their own right, then here are three of the best strings of indoor lights that we’ve found this year.
1. Ice cluster string of lights
These contemporary ice cluster design lights are stunning and produce a beautiful sparkly effect.
The string of lights measures 8m in total, with 3m illuminated, and there are 30 lights on the string.
2. Mistletoe fairy lights
Add some traditional mistletoe to your seasonal home decorations, with the help of this string of mistletoe lights.
3. Alumina pewter crystal Christmas lights
If you like your indoor Christmas lights to be decorative and not just simply a row of lights on string, then these are the perfect decorative lights. The Alumina pewter lights have 30 white LED indoor lights amongst a chain of large, elegant silver leaves.