This is a great DIY project that would give any room a romantic and fresh feeling. With additional drapery this idea could make any room unique and charming. I’m sure a teenager would love this decor, but I also could see this work in a living room, it would look exceptionally good on a brick wall. For adults’ bedroom I would suggest to add curtains to complete the look. The best thing about it – it’s affordable and it takes about an hour to get it done. Please, LIKE and SHARE.
First string lights came with invention of electricity. In Germany upper class families used candles to decorate their Christmas trees during holiday season. It was a pretty expensive decoration back in the days. By 1880, Thomas Edison has already figured out his light bulb, and he started looking for the ways to advertise it. And what’s better than brighten up people’s spirits with incandescent bulbs strung up all around his Menlo Park laboratory compound for holiday season. Edison powered the lights from a remote generator eight miles away. Every passing commuter on the nearby railway could see that Christmas miracle.
Two years later, Edison’s associate, Edward Johnson displayed the first electrically illuminated Christmas tree at his home on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. A very unimpressive fur tree decorated with 80-light string was a hit.
In 1895, U.S. President Grover Cleveland proudly sponsored the first electrically lit Christmas tree in the White House. By 1900, businesses started stringing up Christmas lights behind their windows. This decoration was too expensive for the average person. It did not become the majority replacement for candles until 1930. The very first commercially produced string lamps were manufactured in strings of multiples of eight sockets by the General Electric Co. of Harrison, New Jersey.
San Diego in 1904 and Appleton, WI in 1909, and New York City in 1912 were the first recorded cases of the use of Christmas lights outside.