Indoor Christmas Lights

Bringing the holidays into your home

Indoor Christmas lights add color and glow not only to the Christmas tree, but to windows, book shelves and anywhere else you can imagine! Of the many unique ways to use Christmas lights indoors, stringing them on the Christmas tree is the most popular.

The most popular (and traditional) Christmas tree lights are mini lights. Not only do they come in a wide variety of colors, but they're also widely available and quite affordable. Coming in strings of 25, 50 and 100 lights, mini lights can be electric (outlet), or less commonly, battery operated. While most standard strings have the ability to blink, more sophisticated (and expensive) strings have multiple blinking patterns - some of which are dazzling! When shopping for mini lights for your Christmas tree, ensure the box clearly states they're for indoor use. Indoor and outdoor mini lights are almost indistinguishable, so make sure you're using the right version (outdoor mini lights are too hot for the Christmas tree).

If you're looking for more unique lights for your Christmas tree, LED Christmas lights are the way to go. LED lights come in the shape of C7 lights (the original outdoor Christmas light), chili peppers, candle flames, snowflakes, flowers, pinecones - you name it. They're a fun and funky alternative to mini lights. They also save money by reducing your energy costs and have a distinct light that imparts the Christmas tree with a vivid glow.

Using indoor Christmas lights doesn't end with the Christmas tree. Use indoor Christmas lights anywhere that could use a little holiday cheer! Edge book shelves or your kitchen cabinets with rope lights; you could even edge a mirror with mini lights - reflecting the twinkle to the far corners of the room. For those that don't have outdoor electric outlets, line the inside of a window with Christmas lights. This option is especially good for apartment dwellers. Who says you have to decorate the outside of your house to show your holiday spirit?

Speaking of windows, nothing dresses up a window during the holidays like a Christmas rope light display. This style of indoor Christmas light has exploded in popularity during the last few years. With this type of light decoration, rope lights are arranged into distinct shapes such as stockings, snowmen, candy canes, reindeer, even Santa himself. If you have a large window, you can create an entire Christmas scene or motif using Christmas rope light displays. Imagine a twinkling red Santa in his sleigh being pulled by eight, brightly glowing reindeer. Add the words "Merry Christmas" in lights and you have a truly inspired and cheerful light display. When it comes to using indoor Christmas lights, the options are endless - so go ahead and light up your home with some Christmas spirit.

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