5 Reasons Why People Are Using Fairy Lights

illuminating decorative fancy LED string light curtain hung outside a beautiful store

What Are Fairy Lights?

Fairy lights, also commonly known as decorative lights or string lights -- are a special type of lights used for outdoor and indoor decorations. Initially, fairy lights were mostly used during festive or holiday periods especially Christmas, and this is why it is also often called Christmas lights. This custom goes way back to when Christmas trees were first decorated using simple candle lights, symbolising Jesus as the light of the world, but now the usage of fairy lights goes far beyond festivities because of its highly evolved functionality and acceptability as a versatile decorative object, producing a much cosy effect to an environment. In this article, we will talk about five reasons why people use decorative lights.

1. Easy Access with Low Cost for A Huge Magical Effect

Simple but magically beautiful string lights hanging around window to instantly create ambiance for a normal space

Fairy lights or decorative lights are widely used today more than ever before because of its highly reduced cost. In its early days, decorative lights were relatively expensive such that only the upper class could afford them but now, just about anybody with a couple of dollars could purchase truly amazing magical pieces.

2. To Generate A Highly Cosy Effect in One's Living Space

cozy nice patio in sunset time with sofa and patio lights

Sometimes referred to as accent lights or ambient lights, decorative lights can be seen as pieces of artwork. The primary function of a decorative light is not to provide light but to decorate a place and produce a magical yet cosy feeling, especially when the environment is not too lit. The light is tweaked such that it accentuates the beauty of anything around it. This is why homeowners now place decorative lights on other decorative pieces such as wallpapers and photos in living rooms and bedrooms, patios, gardens, etc.

This set up generally gives ambiance to space. The effect is efficiently relaxing such that you feel at peace. You should consider having decorative lights in your bedrooms, living rooms, and balconies for a maximum cosy day-to-day living.  

3. Creating A Better Ambiance for Parties/ Social Gatherings

festoon lights above party people

Fairy lights are used outdoors every day. Social activities and places like clubhouses, fanfares, funfairs, weddings, reunions, launchings, etc. These lights give warmth to the environment, helping the individuals feel relaxed and acclimatising with the sociality of the get-together.

4. Aesthetics

Hung decorative festoon lights light bulbs besides a window with beautiful terrace houses outside

The name alone is a straight-up giveaway. Decorative lights are used because they are generally appealing to behold, having great designs and emitting a warm light. Some decorative lights are hung across trees or patios, while others are fixed pointing towards beautiful pieces to use shadows to create magical illusions. Pendants and chandelier lights hanging from a ceiling, wall scones placed against the walls of a room or over a doorway, recessed lighting across the ceiling. Wherever you place them, remember their primary function is aesthetics. Make your home a cosy, living paradise on earth.

5. Low Power Consumption

LED lights as heart shape in hand

One other reason why people are so into fairy lights is that they consume very little power as compared to functional lights (normal white lights). The primary purpose of decorative lights is enhancing aesthetics; therefore light production is reduced, thereby reducing its overall wattage. Also, fairy lights are mostly manufactured using energy-efficient LED light, which uses up to 70% less energy and lasting about 10 times as long as common incandescent bulbs. This translates to low electric bills when decorative or fairy lights are used. Why not make your home a living paradise on earth? Start making your place a cosier one today.

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