One of our favourite things about the festive season is the sight of warm, twinkly lights on dark, crisp evenings. Lighting is a quick and easy way of adding sparkle and joy to the winter months, and you don’t have to have them up just for Christmas! We are firm believers that fairy lights, window lights and outdoor lights can be kept up all winter long.
If you’re on the hunt for Christmas lighting for your home, window lighting is a great place to start. Not only do window lighting schemes bring festive cheer to you and your home, but it will also create a cosy, uplifting sight for passersby too! They also complement your existing decorations, such as festive garlands, wooden Christmas decorations and winter wreaths.
There is a range of Christmas window lights to choose from, so to make things easier for you, we’ve chosen six of the best styles to suit a range of tastes and interiors, from curtain lights to light-up ornaments.
Best light-up window Christmas decorations
BLOOMWIN Christmas Star String Light
For a crisp, white, winter-wonderland scene, these Christmas star lights from BLOOMWIN are perfect. They are designed to be hung up in front of your window via hooks that can be attached to a curtain rail or on to removable hooks on your window frame.
The star lights come with a remote control and there are eight different lighting patterns to choose from, so you can set the festive scene at the touch of a button. Whether you prefer a warm white glow or multicolour light show, there are multiple colourways to choose from.
LED Ceramic Tree Lanterns Christmas Decorations
If hanging lights is a no-go, or you just fancy a more subtle Christmas light display, light-up ornaments like these tree lanterns from Lakeland are just the thing. You can group them together in one corner or place them along your window sill for warming spots of light.
These lantern lights have battery-powered LED lights in them so they’re are super easy to set up, just flick the on switch and you’ll have a soft warm glow in your window display.
Hanging Starburst Pendant Light
We can’t get enough of this dainty pendant light from Oliver Bonas, with warm white LED lights to bathe your space in a golden glow. It is suspended from a white wire which can be attached to a curtain rail or hook, and it can even be used outdoors. You can control the light via a remote control and it has an in-built timer so you don’t need to worry about turning it off before you go to bed.
Position the starburst light in the centre of your windowpane for full impact, or, buy a couple and hang them at different angles for double the cosiness.
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Festive Curtain Light
Deck out your window display with these fun, full-length curtain lights. With eight different modes, you can customise your window scheme to suit any mood or occasion, from a chilled evening on the sofa to a glitzy shindig with friends.
How about hanging them in your bedroom window to add some sparkle to your bedtime routine, or line them across patio doors or conservatory windows for an all-out Christmassy display.
<h3id=”star”>Moon & Star Micro Curtain Light
If star lights aren’t enough, how about adding some moons into the mix too?! This plug-in curtain light from Lights4fun is a lovely choice for a festive window display. The playful stars and moons design would work well in a bedroom or dining room window to create an inviting ambience.
Thanks to its 5m lead cable, you can be versatile with your lighting display without worrying if the plug will reach the socket!
LED Fairy Lights
If you love a retro Christmas look, full of tinsel and colour, then a string of multi-coloured fairy lights should definitely be on your decor wish list. Don’t reserve the fairy lights just for the tree though, these cheerful LED bulbs can be strung up in your window too!
Use removable Command strips to pin up your fairy lights in a garland style, alternatively, you could lie them across your windowsill, between other festive decorations.