Whatever you want to call them—bistro, fairy, or string lights—this whimsical, cozy lighting staple has historically been allocated to two contrasting destinations: an outdoor setting or a college dormitory.
The former is an easy way to add charm to a backyard patio. The latter, a bit of a stereotype, is an outdated representation of what string lights can look like inside your home. In fact, there have been plenty of examples on Instagram that definitively prove string lights don't equate to a childish aesthetic.
If you've been searching for a way to add an element of cozy to your home, a strand of artfully-strung lights might be just the thing. Ahead, here are eight ways to approach this décor trend from a modern perspective.
Section Off a Room
If you live in a studio apartment, a clever way to section off an area of the room is by stringing lights overhead, like in Jessica Levitz’s bright living room above.