Inspired Idea: Twinkle, Twinkle


I love the magical feel of the holidays. To keep it alive just a little longer, I decided to wrap my headboard with strands of Christmas tree lights. I think it’s charming and the light they produce creates a lovely ambience. I will probably leave these up for a few more weeks until the novelty wears off; but until then, I’ll be dreaming beneath my avenue of twinkling stars.

What do you think about my starry light strands?

XO Lauren

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  • Megan Babin

    I love this idea its so pretty…i want to do this but don’t have a headboard on my bed.

  • Melissa Panici

    I think this is beautiful Lauren! I love Christmas lights. They have this magical feeling to them! I LOVE it!:)

  • Sarah Heckle

    Love ’em! We’ve still got Christmas lights up in our office – just for fun!


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  • Lauren Hoffman

    So pretty! I love Christmas lights, inside or out.

    I also LOVE your double finger “”Lauren”” ring, which inspired today’s post!

    <3 Lauren

  • Amy Breckenridge

    love it :) twinkle lights are always appropriate, no matter what time of year :) i have some up around my windows and i love turning them on at night!


  • talula88

    beautiful! they look like little fire flies! I love it.

  • Stacie Grissom

    This is so cute! I love Christmas lights. 😉

    My latest DIY– how to make a pom pom corsage! :)

  • Bonnie Schanck

    we still have the white christmas lights up around out windows for a nice glow :) it’s so hard to put away the christmas decorations!! LUCKILY, the only source of light for my wedding that is coming up March 30th is white lights and hundreds of candles :) that glow is fabulous! hoping for a snowy day that day too. :) I don’t think it’s too much to ask for given that we just had our first big snowfall (since the blizzard in OCTOBER), this past weekend! (I live in Boston!) :)

  • Andrea Rodriguez Soler

    So cute, I love it!

  • Julia TothaG

    it looks great!

  • Samantha Walk

    I love lights! Great idea!

  • Chloe Gooch

    Soo pretty

  • Rachel Civ

    I also have this in my bedroom, I love the ambience!

    Have a nice week, Lauren! xo

  • Christina Pinkerton

    beautiful! i have to go shopping for a headboard now lol

  • jen gaffney

    i love it. it looks so beautiful!

  • Sofiya Jee

    I also have them in my room! I keep them there year round though, they’re so nice:)))

  • Emily MacMillan

    Love it! So romantical!

  • Sarah Lalonde

    So lovely!
    I used to have christmas lights in my old bedroom. I really don’t know why I haven’t put them up again. They induced a lovely sense of reverie.

  • Kate Shaw

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  • Krystal Stevens

    Love this! it’s super cute, calm and would add a little romance in there as well! :)

  • Lillian Rodriguez

    I think this is a very unique and a very bright idea – giving us ideas.. Very nice!

  • Tiffani Stuart

    I love this idea!! I would totally do it Except for A) I don’t have a headboard and B) I would probably have to unplug them in order to get to sleep, unless I was supremely tired

  • Tiffani Stuart

    PS- It’s great ambiance for that special someone… Or if you want to spend a romantic & cozy evening by yourself!

  • yelka x

    This is such a good idea! Must do this next year :) xx

  • Shellz

    its so cute! i love it! I have a new fashion post on my blog guys:

  • Jenny Crabtree

    That is beautiful!!!

  • Petra Zeller

    I LOVE this Idea. It looks so beautiful and romantic <3

    xoxo, Petra

  • heidi kokborg

    I love it!! :) it is so romantic and cute :)

  • Jenn Socarras

    I did the same last year! i have a pic posted on my profile :) It’s such a bright LED light that i use it to read at night before going to bed!

  • Marta Jurkowska

    So pretty! I have fairy light wrapped around my mirror. I love to turn them on and burn a candle while reading a book and drinking coffee. Will do anything to keep holidays here for a bit longer x

  • Grace O Connor

    LOVE this, sets such a romantic atmosphere, definately doing this when i move into my new house =]

  • Marquita Broxton

    Oh my! This is sooo cute! It would look awesome on my 4 post canopy bed!

  • Kelly Burt

    This is so beautiful!!!! What a wonderful idea :)

  • Rachel Trampel

    Love it! A great way to keep the cheer of the holidays around without keeping the tree up!

  • Morgan Rogers

    I saw this on pinterest and wanted to try it! I love the soft light it creates :)

  • sara chaudry

    This is actually so genius! LOVE IT.

  • viviana viviana mendoza

    I always wanted to do this! It looks so romantic, actually.

  • Amanda Garner

    I did this to my bed this summer, except i put colored christmas lights on it and it gives it a funky yet elegant look. I love it when it is dark cuz it just changes the mood in my room completely

  • Kimberly

    I love it.

    I have butterflies lights.

  • Erika Durell

    I felt the sameway, but i left mine on my bookshelf, i love the feeling it produces when I’m in room reading my books. Love it!

  • Ashley Curtin

    So pretty, i love it!

  • Meghan Peterson

    OMG… I LOVE that!!!

  • Veronica Lopez

    I’ve always wanted to try this but never got around to it. I think I’ll try this with the christmas lights I took down.

  • Helen Reguera

    I have a similar idea up all around my desk, i just added it around Xmas time because it is so romantic to turn off the lights and have little fairy lights on with a scented candle when I’m on my computer.

  • alexia bonnell

    sooo adorable !!! its like a really cute night light :)

  • Fanni Szuromi

    ohhh I love it! I’m moving these day a new apartment, there I try defenetly this idea :)

  • Katja Anni

    Awww so pretty! Love lights just any time of the year :)

  • Kimmy S

    LOVE this idea! I’m def going to try it out.

  • Carisa Willison

    Love it ! Its sooo pretty :)!

  • Kiwi

    I ablosutely LOVE this!!! I’m gonna incourperate lights into my room some how too!

  • liselotte haitsma

    really nice, but my nephew has also had and then it went on fire!

  • Sara Castellanos

    I love those strands of lights. I put them into a clear glass vase and tied a bow around the vase. It’s sitting on my bedside table. Not enough light to read a book but definitely great for ambiance.

  • Ana Lea Pereira

    Just sweet like you :)beautifull

  • Michelle Le

    really pretty!!

  • Hannah Cole

    I’m a huge fan of this idea! It really has a way of setting the mood to relax with the perfect amount of lighting!! :)

  • Alice Chang

    I love the glow definetly a good vibe for the season :) gives it a warm touch~

  • Pocketfulofdreams

    Love this! Sets such a dreamy and romantic atmosphere.

  • Vanessa R

    I love it! I tend to keep my lights up like this a little longer than my other decorations as well!

  • Kielah Zittel

    Love that idea! I keep thinking of doing that but then I forget to go get lights..

  • jackie wynoogst

    w0w! that is amazing! i have love heart lights up on my wall above my bed looped down and the back up again. going to get some more and try and do them in the shape of a love heart !!

    Lauren could you possibly do a *how to* on how you wear your head band that you loop and tie up in your hair? plsss

  • Tiffany Nissleu

    awww… time to unpack my christmas box again!! :) :)

  • Brittany Reece

    Super cute. I love the glow it gives :)

  • nadine

    Btw, I always keep the lights out just a little longer… lol. Love it like that.
    Love your cute starry lights, Lauren! I have mine still out on my window.. they are purple and in the shape of hearts (I am excused to have them up there till valentine’s day lol)

  • Maria Abbruscato

    Super cute:-)

  • Kayla Dutchess

    Love =]

  • Sam Sieren


  • Lauren White

    I have that done to my bed! I actually have a really cute picture of my dogs on my bed with the purple lights in the background :]

  • Christina Palmer

    Girl! I am two steps ahead of you! decorated my bed that same way 2weeks before xmas and left it up too :) so pretty!

    also, decorated a couple fake plants in the living rooms with white lights for post-holiday spirit

  • tinamarie

    serene. gorgeous. lovely.

  • Caroline H

    Absolutely love it!! Will be trying out this one! xox

  • Stacie Christopoulos
  • Sara Hammad

    Love it!!(:

  • Christine Nichols

    Love it! Great idea, I may just try it out.. :)

  • kristal Gonzalez

    i was so thinking about doing this to my room…i just love it <3

  • Maggy Rinaldo


  • Bethany Baderdeen

    i still have mine up!!! :)

  • Andrea Aldrete

    oh oh oh it’s magic!!! great idea!

  • Briana Bell

    I did this with my window! I added a few strands of Christmas Tree pearls to go along with it! Definitley leaving it all year long. :)

  • Alexx Bukovac

    How cute. I love it.

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  • Tammy Stone

    I really like this! Great idea,nice and relaxing feel!

  • Caroline Paredes

    Great ambience! Your right!

  • Jenniffer Burns

    I love this! So pretty

  • Lauren Sass

    i love this! we have christmas lights up all year long in our dorm room!!its so cozy!

  • Wendy Vargo

    that is so cute!!!! our bed doesnt have a headboard.. but if it did.. I’d totally do this!!!

  • Bronwyn Arthurs

    did this with my head board a couple months back too! with the addition of some bows and necklaces. My roommate always compliments on how much she loves it especially with the snow reflecting through my window!


    Super cute. I love Christmas lights around the house even when it’s not Christmas. See how we did it here…

  • Kelly

    I LOVE twinkle lights! lol I leave mine up all year on the railing and in my room, so cute!

  • Shannon Cook

    I’ve thought about it–looks great!

  • Bianca Smith

    This is so pretty I love dim rooms with little light so this is perfect – I might have to try this!

  • Leslie Okamoto

    i do this to my headboard also!

  • Marissa Alim

    I’ve been doing this to my head board for years! It definitely adds a femine touch and is extra nifty when the light bulb goes out :)

  • Atay

    love the idea! so cute

  • Melisa Ambrugna Aiello

    This is an awesome idea! I really want to do it to my room!

  • Jasmine Matthews

    I love love love this! Its fun but classy

  • Jasmine Matthews
    Love the clean clean classy look

  • Susanna Cortese

    I thinks it’s a great idea!!! would be nice for my room :)

  • Susanna Hall

    I absolutely love it! I love twinkle lights and this looks amazing ona headboard!

  • charchar130

    I did this a while ago! Love love loveeee the look.

  • Sarah Little

    I love it! Such a fun way to add some relaxing ambiance! In college, instead of having a headboard, I decorated the wall behind my bed with lights. Your headboard reminds me of mine! =)

  • 6elii

    is a good idea to decorate on Valentine’s Day

  • Rossana Magana

    Very romantic 😉 I think the boyfriend would like this for a change… the candles are nice to but it takes him a couple mins to light them all up

  • Electric Twist

    This is great! I have twinkle lights all over my apartment. I even have a light up cherry blossom tree! Just a little obsessed, haha. :)

  • Brie-anne Masson

    I love it ! it’s girly and beautiful at the same time !

  • Sarah Lalonde

    I like to keep gum in my purse for spur of the moment added freshness! :)

  • Amber Phelps

    I’ve been planning to do this for awhile now! And you just reminded me! I love yours, it’s so pretty :)

  • Caitlin Lee

    Love it!!!!!!! <3 Great idea!!!!

  • Ali C.

    love this :) my roomies and I decorated our living room window with Christmas lights. It adds such a warm feeling to the whole main area!

  • Katie Reeder

    Very pretty. It reminds me of Elle’s (allthatglitters21 on youtube) room, your styles are actually really similar; a little bit of vintage and very girly :)

  • robyn e

    They’re gorgeous! It sets a really nice and calm atmosphere in the room, but do you leave them on when you go to sleep?

  • Enma Eugenia Curiel Hurtado

    It’s so cute but isn’t it dangerous? I mean, for the electric

  • mrsellieroop

    I’ve done this with my bedroom!

    All I used was Christmas lights that you use outside, and no, it’s not dangerous.

    • Anna

      How do you put the curtain nets up on the ceiling. Is it with huck?

  • marina Leps

    A great way to utilize lights when their only used one holiday a yr, i’ve seen so much of this idea on Tumblr it’s a unique way to make ur room light up instead of boring lamps ;] i someday want to include it too!

  • Alyssa Cordova

    I love how the lights wrap around the head of the board.

    Creative and stylish love it!

  • amel

    ooooo nice.



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