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I have a confession to make.
I’m afraid of the dark. I know it’s crazy, there’s no difference between the lights on and the lights off, but the lights off let’s my imagination run wild.
So I like a little night light. I’m not talking the little princess nightlight that I had when I was 8 (and 18). Now I use dainty Fairy Lights in the bedroom to give just a soft glow so that I don’t have to imagine what’s hiding in the far corner.
What Are Fairy Lights and Am I Too Old for Them?
Fairy lights to me are two things. They are the pretty little, teensy tiny battery operated lights that just give a beautiful little twinkle.
Or, they are basically some fashion of your old school string of Christmas lights. These might have the traditional Christmas light style of bulb, or they might have a globe-like bulb.
You’ll see a few different variations through this post.
And no you’re not too old for them. I don’t care how old you are, you’re never too old for pretty much anything in my book.
8 Magical Ways to Use Fairy Lights in The Bedroom
Mason Jar Vase
The old fairy light in the mason jar trick has been going back centuries.
Ok, that’s not true. Unless you just count this current century and the previous one, then, there was probably some trailblazer who but some fairy lights in a mason jar back in 1999.
This is a beautiful edition to your Farmhouse Bedroom. The barnwood plus the pretty white hydrangeas are perfect.
You can find these on Mason Jar Fairy Light Vase Sconces on Etsy.
Fairy Lit Canopy
If you’re into that Boho Bedroom look, then you are pretty much required to have some fairy lights in your bedroom.
Fairy lights + Canopy=Boho Masterpiece.
This would be magical to sleep under whether you’re an afraid of the dark adult or a perfectly secure in the dark adult
You can find this Fairy Lit Curtain on Etsy.
This picture wall might look a little bit college dorm room to you and I understand that.
But what I suggest for this idea is that you hang these in your closet. INSIDE your closet because first of all it will give off a little bit of light and second of all, who doesn’t want to see some awesome happy memories when they are looking at their clothes?
It’s the perfect spot for the random pictures you have been meaning to print off your phone. Buy this and you might actually DO THAT.
You can find the picture wall lights on Etsy.
If you’re into plants in the bedroom, then these super cute wall planters with fairy lights might be the perfect thing for you.
Personally, I’d do fake plants because I don’t spend enough time in the bedroom to remember to water plants, but either way, the addition of some fairy lights here is magical.
These would be a really great addition to a rustic bedroom.
You can find the fairy light planter on Etsy.
Lacy Fairy Lights
Here’s an example of the non-traditional fairy lights that I still call fairy lights anyway.
These pretty little lights are covered in lace making for a perfect edition to your shabby chic bedroom.
I would love to see these hung over a mirror, or they would also be great over the window frame sort of peeking in and out of the curtains.
These dainty little lacy fairy light can be found on Etsy.
Sheet Music Rosette Fairy Lights
I love that these have the graphic black and white color with the more nature inspired rose shape. It’s a great combination.
If you do a chandelier over the bed, these would be pretty wrapped through the arms of the chandelier.
You can find the Sheet Music Rosette Fairy Lights on Etsy.
Rustic bedrooms are very popular right now. They aren’t my cup of tea, but that doesn’t really matter.
Because they are the cup of tea of many, many people and I can totally respect why.
It’s a very cozy and natural look that anyone would be comfortable living in. These rustic lanterns would fit perfectly in a rustic room.
You can find the Rustic Lanterns on Etsy.
Eiffel Tower Lamp
Here’s a totally different take on the fairy light thing and I completely love it. This is my #1 of the list. My favorite, for sure.
This little “lamp” is the perfect night light. It looks completely sophisticated and yet it’s so simple. Just a shade and some fairy lights, basically.
I wouldn’t mind having one of these in every room of the house for a little bit of light when I need it.
There are other options besides the Eiffel Tower, too. You can find this Eiffel Tower Lamp and other designs on Etsy.
Now, Will You Do Fairy Lights in the Bedroom
Have I convinced you that fairy lights in the bedroom is an excellent idea? Do you see how they don’t have to be just for an eight year olds bedroom or a college dorm room? (They are GREAT in either of those rooms, too, however).
I hope that I have.
I really think you should try at least one of these ideas, especially if you’re afraid of the dark, but not ONLY because you’re afraid of the dark because these are all super cute, too.
I really, really think you should go for one of those Eiffel Tower lamps. If you needed to know again that those are my favorites. They are.