With the right lighting fixtures, you can turn even the dullest looking space into a cosy and welcoming one. And when it comes to lighting trends for the holiday season, festoon lighting is definitely at the top ranks.
Festoon lights are not only a great way to brighten up the garden space, but it also works like a charm in bringing that festive feel or romantic atmosphere to your home.
Some quick ideas on how to use festoon lights to make your space look more interesting:
Light up your garden patio or pergola
One of the most common and effective ways to use festoon lights is to hang them on the ceiling of a patio or pergola. This keeps your outdoor space nicely illuminated without being overly bright, making it a cosy place to have a drink or a meal in the evenings.
Hang them on or from the trees
For a romantic backyard, hang the festoon lights on, around or from the trees in your garden. If you want a more whimsical effect, you can string the festoon lights off the tree branches to create a cascading light effect. If there are no trees in your backyard, you can use any other fixture in your garden space, such as a garden shed or poles.
Dress up the fence posts
Want to share the festive feels with your neighbours? Drape the festoon lights along your balcony railings or your fences, to create a stylish, holiday vibe that can be seen and enjoyed by anyone passing by your house.
Hang them on the walls
No backyard and no fences? Just casually hang your festoons on the walls outside your house or along the sides of your windows.
Use them indoors
Festoon lights are so versatile, they can be used anywhere, even inside the house. Hang them over dining tables, decorate the walls in your study, or wrap them around your four poster bed.
Choosing your festoon lights
Ready to use the magic of festoon lights for your home? When shopping for festoon lights, here are some factors to keep in mind.
Festoon lights generally come in two different cord styles – flush or hanging. We stock hanging festoon lights, which have a little bit of extra length or cord that hangs from the main string. These are perfect for decorative and special effect lighting, and work well as festive lighting around your gardens and entertainment areas.
Our festoon lights come with 10 or 24 Warm White LED Globes that are detachable and replaceable, allowing you to decide if you want to switch things up. If you do want to change the globes or light bulbs, remember to consider the kind of atmosphere you are hoping to create. After all, there are 10 to 24 globes in one string, so you do need to decide on the brightness you want carefully.
Or, if you prefer something more colourful, try our Festoon LED Coloured String Lights!
Most outdoor string lights come with an IP rating of 23 to 44. If you’re looking to use your festoon lights inside your home only, a lower IP rating is fine. However, if your lights will be used outside or may be exposed to weather conditions, it is better to get one with an IP44 rating or higher.
Our festoon lights are suitable for use both indoors and outdoors, and are rated IP65. They are not only resistant to dust and water, but are also sunproof, windproof and snowproof.