Lighting is very important for the mood you want to set up in a place, indoors or outdoors. To create an atmosphere conducive to magic, we have selected some soft and intimate Christmas lighting ideas to offer you.
No to the bright Christmas lights! Yes to soft Christmas lighting !
In this post you will find sweet and inexpensive Christmas lighting ideas that you can buy online or at a specialty store. Fairy lights, lampshades, candles, candlesticks, candlesticks,… There is something for all tastes! Discover all our inspiring Christmas lighting tips as well as our gallery of 45 beautiful images of bright Christmas decor ideas.
The STRÅLA Christmas lighting collection by IKEA
The light garland is a source of soft and magical light. They are found everywhere and at low prices. The presence of a single garland makes the atmosphere magical. At IKEA you can find the LED string lights as part of their STRÅLA collection. It consumes less than 85% energy, lasts 10 times longer. Each garland has 40 bulbs. It has only been used indoors. The STRÅLA light garland is priced at 7 euros. See on the photo below.
Do you want a light garland that you can personalize? Very well ! IKEA has the solution for you – the light garland from the SKRUV collection. Priced at 10 euros, it has 48 bulbs in total. To personalize it, simply add the desired decorations. You can use it indoors as well as outdoors.
Want to create a festive atmosphere at home? You will undoubtedly appreciate the SÄRDAL light curtain! Priced at 13 euros, you can easily install it inside your home. It is not suitable for outdoor spaces. This garland can be hung on your window, mirror, wall or elsewhere. She has 12 bulbs in total.
Soft lighting is what will allow you to make the atmosphere of your home cocoon, pleasant and magical.
The light garland is a classic Christmas lighting and decoration idea. Many people associate it with this warm family celebration. And you ?
We really like the light garland below. You can buy it online or directly in the store at IKEA. How and where to install it is up to you. The string light is easy to install. It allows the realization of many simple Christmas decoration projects, such as the wall decoration below. The fairy lights were put on the wall in the shape of a tree. This is a good decision for those who want an ecological alternative to real cut fir. An alternative wall tree that does not take up space and shines – beautiful !
And below you can check out another idea how to recreate the shape of the tree using a single string of lights. Fabulous ! You will find similar garland models at IKEA or in a lighting specialist store.
Some very elegant Christmas lighting ideas
Have you ever thought about Christmas lighting with lampshades? Shades are inexpensive and fairly easy to make. You can make them yourself with simple paper. We really like origami models, for example. If you’re not too DIY, you’ll find cute lampshades in the spirit of Christmas at IKEA or another such store. The STRÅLA collection by IKEA includes a star and snowflake shade. It is on sale with an electric mount that allows it to be suspended or a table lamp base. It is priced at 5 euros and at 3 euros if you have the family card.
Look how romantic and pretty! And you know what ? You can keep these beautiful lampshades even after Christmas! Installed in the window, its star-shaped lampshades create an atmosphere of fabulous magic. This type of soft lighting is perfect for the bedroom, nursery or living room.
It’s up to you to decide whether you want to put these beautiful star lampshades on your table or hang them. Finally, it also depends on the space available to you. If you live in a small apartment, it is better to go with the suspended solution as it takes up less space. And if you prefer to set it up as a nightstand, for example, opt for a small model.
Below is a hanging star lampshade in red. It blends in very well with the decor already present in this modern entryway. Lighting without cluttering is possible thanks to suspended solutions.
And another model, also very pretty, of a star-shaped lampshade … It’s beautiful, no ?
We often associate the stars with Christmas or New Year. We rather associate them with magic. Without hesitation, we integrate them into our living room, hallway or bedroom decor. This lighting idea is only for Christmas.
Candlesticks are also a very nice soft Christmas lighting option
To bring a majestic side to your Christmas decor, opt for candlesticks. Even more chic than candle holders, candlesticks cost a bit more, but well worth it. You can find very pretty candlesticks at IKEA for 15 to 20 euros. For a Christmas touch, choose a gold, silver or copper effect candlestick.
The candlestick pictured below is currently for sale on the IKEA website. Great for Christmas, great for any festive or romantic occasion. Really very chic, no ?
There is really something very majestic in the chandeliers. We like the very fine and golden candlestick model below. It is ideal for decorating the Christmas centerpiece.And if you have a bigger budget and you too, like us, love the color reddish, the idea of a super stylish chandelier is for you !
In flea markets, you can find authentic candlesticks. Usually they cost more, but then you get a truly unique candlestick that tells a whole story …
The model below is also very pretty. It is currently for sale online on the black + blum website. You can choose the silver or gold model. Perfect for decorating the Christmas centerpiece !
A lamp in the shape of a candlestick – formidable !
We have chosen two such models for you – one has an authentic look, the other is wood and a modern look. The vintage model (pictured below) is available for sale on etsy.
Swedish design candlestick lamp model is available for sale on amazon.
One of the greatest symbols of Christmas is the deer. The two deer candlestick models that you see in the photos below are currently available for sale on the ali express website. It is sold in two versions, gold and silver, and costs just under 30 euros..
Golden deer candlestick
And the two models, one next to the other – you have already made your choice ?
What an elegant candleholder-candlestick !
La Maison du Monde and some very elegant Christmas lighting ideas
On the Maison du Monde website, you will find Christmas lighting ideas similar to those from IKEA. It should be noted that the prices are a little higher, but the delivery to the store is completely free in mainland France. We particularly liked their paper light garland models. To see on their site.
Paper (origami) garlands are quite easy to make. All you need is a plain light string, some paper, and some time. The garland you see below was made with small origami stars.
And another model of origami light garland …
Is there a more romantic Christmas lighting than candles ?
There is nothing more romantic than candles. Low cost, easy to find and to put anywhere in your home, candles are a source of soft light. If you enjoy an outdoor space and you want to light it up for Christmas, consider candle holders to protect the candles from the wind. It is very easy to make a candle holder yourself with glass jars, for example.
How funny! Candles in the shape of pine cones! They are not found everywhere, but wait, we have another idea for you. It is possible to make very small candle holders with pine cones. It costs three times nothing and it looks really pretty.
One of our favorites is the beautiful composition of small candles below in black and white. Class !
Candles may be the cheapest option in our selection of ideas. They are found everywhere and in a wide variety of sizes, colors, styles and shapes. Candles are also ideal for any occasion: Christmas, Easter, wedding, birthday, romantic dinner or when you have an electricity problem …
Geometry is all the rage. 3D shapes, stripes, geometric and complex shapes… Geometric shapes have been embellishing modern interiors for a few years now. Many associate them with Scandinavian design. The candle holder below mixes authenticity and innovation in a very elegant way.
Some DIY candle holder ideas for dreamy Christmas lighting
As we mentioned before, you don’t need to buy ready-made candle holders. Making them yourself is simple and we all have the necessary materials at hand without even realizing it.
You went to the seaside this year and you have a small collection of seashells at home? We have an idea for you – turn your seashells into candle holders! Look how pretty it is:
Glass bottles easily transform into elegant candle holders. These candle holders are not suitable for outdoors. You can place them at the edge of your window, in the center of your Christmas table or elsewhere.
The candle holder model below is ideal for decorating the exterior of your home. Hang them or put them on the floor, it’s up to you. It is very easy to find similar models in the store next to you or of course at the Swedish giant – IKEA.
Christmas lighting for terrace, balcony and garden with cord light – absolutely yes !
The LED string light is a great option for outdoor patio, balcony or garden lighting. It usually sells by the meter. Its length varies from 6 meters to 45 and more. We recommend that you take the measurements of your outdoor space in order to choose the correct length. You can also choose from several varied colors: classic yellow, blue, purple, red, green. It is ideal for illuminating the floor of your terrace, for example.
Several people adore it because the luminous cord also allows the realization of different shapes. You can attach it to the wall by creating the shape of a tree, Christmas star or whatever makes you want.
And now two design Christmas lighting ideas…
And if you have a bigger budget and you like industrial design, you can buy these pretty, intricate star shaped lamp shades.
The Christmas lighting you choose does not have to be inspired by the traditional symbols of this holiday: star, tree, deer or snowflake. You can simply go for a stylish new lampshade that you want. It will not go unnoticed and will contribute to the festive atmosphere in your home.
In a recent publication, we looked at copper, silver and gold Christmas decorations. The geometric lampshade below is a beautiful illustration of a decorative addition for Christmas inspired by the reddish color of copper that you can integrate into your Christmas decor and keep throughout the year. Make this beautiful gift for Christmas to your home interior !
There are so many Christmas lighting ideas. We have tried to collect the best ideas on the net for you to help you with your research. Hoping that our selection has been useful to you, we wish you very happy holidays !