How to Hang Curtain String Lights?

Curtain string lights are a perfect way to light up your home for the holiday. They provide a certain ambiance that makes your home look lovely and feel like you’re in a fairy world.

They also work perfectly as party decorations.

They can be used to light up your living room, bedroom, or even your front yard.

In your room, the low lighting gives you a cozy feeling and in your living room, they give a feeling of enchantment to anyone who walks in.

This post guides you on how to hang curtain string lights quickly and safely.

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How to Attach Fairy Lights on Curtains?

Attaching fairly lights to a curtain or backdrop is pretty simple, you can even use a couple of safety pins and be done in no time.

Dangling the lights from a white backdrop can create the perfect background for a DIY photoshoot.

The fairy lights that work best for this have smaller bulbs to help give the full twinkling effect to your photoshoot.

You’ll just need a long string light and enough safety spins to spread it out however you like. You can measure and mark the curtain to know where to pin your lights down.

Step 1: Measure the space you want between each safety pin. Mark it so you don’t forget where to pin.

Step 2: Slide your string lights into your safety pin.

Step 3: Pin your safety pins to the places you marked.

How to Hang Curtain Lights on Wall?

Dangling curtain lights bring out the beauty of a room and hanging them from your wall lets you create whatever pattern or design you want with them.

You can use battery-powered or plugin curtain lights but if you choose to use a plugin curtain light then you need to set it up close to a socket or buy an extension long enough to reach it.

With your string lights, a drill, and a couple of safety cup hooks you can turn your room into a fantasy.

Step 1: All you need to do is drill a small hole in the wall

Step 2: Then place the tip of the hook into the hole.

Step 3: Twist the hook and apply more pressure as it gets deeper.

And voila! Your safety cup hooks are in. Decide where and how you want to hang your string lights and then place all your hooks in.

Hang your string lights from each of them to create the effect you desire.

Safety cup hooks are great because they have a clasp that secures the string lights in place.

If drilling isn’t your thing, there is a safer and quicker way to get your string lights on the wall. You just need to buy some adhesive hooks.

Step 1: Stick the adhesive hooks to the wall.

Step 2: Hang the chords of your string light on them. You can loosen the chord a bit at different points so it can drape down.

Adhesive hooks are better than safety cup hooks because they stick to the wall easily and can be taken off and moved around in case you make a mistake or want to change the design.

How to Hang Curtain Lights on Ceilings?

Curtain lights can also be hung on your ceiling to give your living room or even your bedroom a dazzling effect.

It is especially beautiful at night with all the lights turned off because it makes you feel like you’re outside staring at the stars.

The best curtain lights for your ceiling are battery-powered lights so you don’t have to worry about looking for a nearby socket.

To hang your curtain lights from the ceiling all you’ll need are your strings lights, a drill, and anchor hooks.

This method is the same as when you are hanging it on the wall.

Step 1: Drill the holes where you want your lights to be.

Step 2: Place your anchor hooks in, and then hang your lights from each hook.

If you don’t have a drill or would prefer not to damage your ceiling in any way then you can use adhesive hooks instead.

How to Hang Curtain Lights on Curtain Rod?

Your curtain rod is another great place to dangle your curtain lights from.

Be sure to use curtain lights that are long enough to wrap around your curtain rod and still dangle to the length you want.

For this method, you will need string lights that are extremely long so that it reaches the socket and goes around your curtain rod as many times as you want.

This method is quite simple, you’ll only have to:

Step 1: Pull out your string lights from their box and stretch them out.

Step 2: Plug them in and then wrap them around your curtain rod.

Step 3: You can drape the lights at different points if you want to add an extra effect.

How to Hang Curtain Lights on Window?

If you don’t want to drill or attach anything, then you can hang your curtain string lights from your windows.

To hang your curtain lights on your window you can stick on some suction wire suckers or suction cup hooks.

Step 1: Stick the hook to your window.

Step 2: Hang your string lights on the hook in whatever design you desire.

If you will be using wire suckers it’s best if the string lights you choose have wide chords so they don’t slip through the space of the wire sucker.


Whether you’re using curtain string lights to give your home a little Christmas magic or to light up your kids’ room or for an upcoming event, they will always be a great way to add some twinkle to your space.

The length of your string lights matters a lot so be sure to buy string lights that are long enough to cover wherever it is you have chosen to decorate.