With winter quickly becoming a distant memory and the promise of summer buzzing in the air, now is the perfect time to think about decorating your home for this new season. Summer is a time of being outdoors, enjoying the weather and being more active outside. Create a cozy space for you and your family to enjoy on your back porch or in your yard to encourage less screen time and more fresh air time.
Something I’ve always enjoyed doing to make summer evenings cheerful and inviting is stringing up lights around the house. Brown wire lights, as opposed to traditional Christmas lights, are a simple and creative way to provide soft, intimate lighting for when your household is unwinding from the day’s activities. Using brown wire instead of the traditional holiday green wire takes the Christmas feel out of your decoration so that it fits your summer activities.
I personally prefer the brown wire lights over the typical green wire lights because the brown wire blends in more with the interior of my home. Where the green wire lights can sometimes contrast and call attention to their surroundings, I find the brown wire lights compliment my home décor. What I also like about our brown wire lights is how practical they can be.
Before we put up brown wire lights in our home, our porch was lighted only by an overhead halogen bulb and what luminance came from indoor lights. After we put up our brown wire lights, our space was transformed into a cozy haven, full of the sounds of family and friends. The light set the mood and our activities followed naturally, allowing us to finally relax into the warm weather.