Different types of lighting for your home events

Whether you’re planning a big birthday party, hosting a wedding reception or celebrating an anniversary – you may well be lucky enough to hold the event in your own home. You’ll be able to save a fortune on venue costs and create a celebration that’s really unique to you.

One excellent and cost effective way of making your event at home that little bit more special is with some inspired indoor lighting.

Whether you’re willing to invest and buy lighting especially for your celebration, or just want to hire just for the day, there are lots of interesting lighting ideas out there for use in your home.


Fairy Lights

Whether you’re trying to achieve a whimsical atmosphere or fun contemporary vibe – fairy lights are a firm favourite and, with all the variety available, it’s not hard to see why.

Battery powered, LED and multi-coloured fairy lights are all readily available from many shops both on the high street and online – so you’re really spoilt for choice!

Battery Powered LED Fairy Lights


Why not decorate a feature in your home with a string of fairy lights – like a mantel piece or bannister?


Fairy Light Netting

Fairy lights don’t just come on a string – you can also buy nets of fairy lights, helping your cover large wall areas easily with magical twinkling lights.

Fairy Lights In A Jar

If you fancy getting a bit creative, strings of battery powered fairy lights are also great for creating your own decorations – why not try filling mason jars with different coloured lights for a special and interesting lighting focal point in your room.

There are tonnes of fairy lights available – why not try this online shop for inspiration?


Light Projectors

These days you can project almost any colour, image or pattern using a light projector.

Light Projection Of Fireworks

This great light projector idea means you still get the fun of fireworks without having to go outdoors!

Light Projection Of Star Constellations

Or maybe you want to bring the night sky to your living room with this constellation pattern projected onto your ceilings?

Many events companies offer reasonably priced lighting hire and will be able to advise you on the best way to achieve this kind of lighting effect.

Some top events lighting companies include:

Concept Events – Midlands

Hipswing – North

SWG Events – Wales

Event Services Online – South



If making a statement is your thing then you can’t go wrong by investing in a chandelier as the focal lighting for your event.

Black Chandeliers

Multi Coloured Chandeliers

If you want your lighting to be bold and beautiful then go for a chandelier in modern black or multi-colored to really get your guests talking.

Funky Chandeliers

Sea Horse Chandelier

Flower Bouquet Chandelier

Chandeliers need not be traditional either. Whether your event is festive, whacky or you want to combine your lighting with flower arrangements – customising shop bought chandeliers, or hiring a novelty chandelier is the answer for you. There’s a lot more to be done with a chandelier than you think!

Chandeliers easily customised yourself can be bought on the high street and online at very reasonable prices!


Word Lights and Light Boxes

When it comes to being on trend and chic – word lighting an light boxes are THE lighting to have for your event at home.

Word Lighting box

Light boxes are a perfect way to incorporate tasteful and unique lighting to your event décor. Easily found in many online stores like Festive Lights, they’re so cheap you can buy several. Why not get your guests involved to decide on the messages to light up!

Tall Letter & Word Lights

Tall Lettered Lighting

Maybe you’re after something on a slightly grander scale – if that’s the case you’ll might want to consider letter and word lights that are several feet tall!

You’ll probably want to hire this type of lighting – which is easily done through companies such as Concept Events.



If you’re using your entire house for your event, then you might want to consider colored up-lighting to create a different atmosphere in different rooms of the house.

Beautiful uplighting on dinner tableLarge uplighted event tent

Go for cool fresh colors if you’re looking to create a sleek and modern look – or warm colors to create a welcoming and intimate atmosphere.

Uplighting on a house example

Up-lighting is also a great way to illuminate the exterior of your house – letting everyone know where the party’s at!

We hope we’ve given you some inspiration when it comes to lighting your home hosted event! Why not get in touch via social media and let us know some of your own ideas.