When you are decorating your home on a budget, one of the best ways to spruce up your designs is the use of cheap room string lights. These are readily available at most hardware or department stores, and won’t break your budget. They are a great value considering how much interest they add as part of lighting scheme. String lights are especially inexpensive at the end of the holiday season when stores practically give them away for free in deeply discounted clearance sales. If you are looking to lower your energy costs, you should also consider purchasing solar patio lights for use outdoors.
But how to cheaply add interest with lights comes down to your personal sense of style. Many different feelings can be invoked depending on how and where these lights are placed. String across ceilings to add a magical, or even romantic mood to a room. Sting lights can also be used to draw focus on a certain item or area. They can be lightly glued to the rim of a bookshelf, painting, or poster. You can even string them around a window sill, or use in pots to add shadowy texture and dynamic to the leaves above.
String lights can be added to shrubs outdoors if you buy the outdoor variety. This can turn a dull yard into a unique and fascinating visual garden of lights and shadows, bringing a touch of Christmas to the rest of the year. Decorative lamps are available to place over the bulbs. These lamps come in a variety of designs including Japanese lanterns, wintry snowflakes, flowers, stars, hearts, even pumpkins. If you are the kind of person who loves to decorate based on the time of year, you can change these lamps each season, while keeping the string lights in place. Add some solar patio lights not only to keep your walkways lit for safety, but add charm to your property without adding cost to your electric bill.