A Festival of Outdoor Lights

It’s amazing how a simple string of lights can transform your outdoor spaces. Creating instant ambience, café style lights make your back yard feel like a trendy night spot. And hanging lights is an easy way to update your summer entertaining.

From the patio to the balcony, here are four spots that will be elegantly enhanced when you shed a little light their way.

String of lights under an umbrella
Photo credit: Pinterest/Familyhandyman
Under an Umbrella

Just enough light for a cozy evening gathering, attach lights to the edge or the ribs of your umbrella.

Art Van Furniture Trenton Seating Collection
Art Van Furniture Trenton Seating Collection
Across Your Patio

Crisscross your space for a dramatic show of light. You can attach lights to your outdoor structures, such as the exterior of your home, your fence or to a pole used just for this purpose.

String of Lights on Balcony
Photo credit: Pinterest/Alid3y
On Your Balcony

Hang lights from your railings to dress up the perimeter of your balcony. Not only will you get subtle illumination; you can highlight your architecture.

Lights on a pergola
Photo credit: Pinterest/CleverlyInspired.com
In Your Gazebo or Pergola

Define the “ceiling” by hanging lights from the roof or wooden beams. This simple step makes your outdoor space usable 24/7.