Combat dreary florescent lighting with a whimsical string of colored bulbs or paper lanterns, like these in aqua and green. The lights give off a soft glow, perfect for when you're relaxing in your room after a big test. Globes don’t do it for you? Try fairy lights shaped like birds, flowers, or stars—whatever fits your decorating theme.
To buy: Aqua and Green Dots Paper String Lights, starts at $17, worldmarket.com