It’s always flattering when people on Instagram ask where you got your lamp, table, top or whatnot and one thing requested more than anything is where I sourced my festoon lights. The string lights I used to have strung across my dining room (and now my new dressing room) were from Next. I bought them a couple of years ago and thought 50 warm white bulbs for just £30 was very reasonable.
At my new house the kitchen and living room form an ‘L’ shape so I’m hoping to string across swathes of string lights across the adjoining patio when the weather finally warms up. So far my search has found a few contenders.
Sadly the version I currently have from Next is no longer available but I’ve noticed they have a new set on their website with 40 outdoor retro bulbs which would be absolutely perfect for the garden hung amongst the trees.
Now these white string lights from B&Q don’t have great reviews as folks say they fill with rainwater, however as they’re on a white flex they’d be great for indoors strung across a mirror for example. For thirty squid you get fifty bulbs to light up your life.
As I need a long string of lights to go back and forth along my patio I’m tempted to save up and splash out on £130 25m Starter Pack from Lights4Fun. This Festoon bundle gives you five sets of lights, a 13 amp plug plus five metre cables which when put together give you 25 metres of Festoon lights or you can buy another plug and split the sets. Alternatively you can buy additional sets to make your swathes even longer. Very versatile.
Cox and Cox
Over at Cox and Cox they too have extendable sets with starter packs and extender packs so you can string up to 100 lights from one power source. I love the shape of their teardrop festoon lights which is a nice alternative to the usual globe shape.
These little lights are suited for indoors rather than out but my parents have something similar in their kitchen and the glow is so atmospheric. You get a string of 100 of these mini globe beauties for only £16.99 from Amazon.
Any festoon lights taking your fancy? Do you have any strings of lights up in your home or garden?