Whether you want to line your windows, your hedges or or headboard, there’s a string of purple twinkly lights for you.
String lights are powered in different ways. Plug-ins will need to be near an electrical outlet or extension cord, while battery-operated lights can go anywhere you need them to be (as long as there’s a spot to hide the little battery box). For outdoor lights, solar-powered is many folks’ first choice—no electricity or battery costs!
One fairly recent innovation in string lights is the curtain light, where long strings of small bulbs hang off of a “curtain rod”-style main cord. These can be used to frame an outdoor pergola, light up the inside of a large living room window or even act as a sparkly headboard behind your bed.
Most string lights can do at least do things: A solid glow, and an off-and-on blink. But if you’re craving a little more flash, look for a set that can do more: Waves, sequential glow, slow fades and more.