Best Ever Backyard Lighting: String Lights!

What's the key to the best backyard ever? It's as easy as string lights! Backyard string lights are a wonderful way to transform your living areas and party spaces into a nighttime oasis. Hang just a few globe string lights or create a canopy of vibrant illumination across your patio. With so many different colors and styles available when selecting outdoor string lights, you're sure to find the best fit for your style and space! Discover a few new ideas on how to create your own best ever backyard lighting and tips on how to get started with a few of our favorite backyard lighting ideas!

Backyard Globe Lights

If the globe fits... wait, globe string lights are a perfect fit for every space! If you're planning a sophisticated backyard soiree or a shabby chic garden party, white satin finish or clear incandescent globe lights provide perfectly elegant lighting while adding subtle charm to your event! Or, if you're about to throw the biggest backyard pool party the neighborhood has ever seen, then fun atmosphere is what you need! Accent your outdoor bar or dining area with multicolor globe lights and they'll be the life of the party!

Decorative String Lights

If you've already added patio string lights to your backyard and want a little something extra or if you're looking for a unique way to dress up your space, decorative string lights offer brilliant illumination in a fun way!

Interested in one of the decorative backyard string lights ideas above for your own home? Here's how to get these looks!

  1. Shimmering Rose Garden: Grab a few strings of rose flower lights and tuck them into ivy and bushes to create a whimsical secret garden of your own!
  2. Fairies and Fireflies: Wrap battery operated fairy lights around small potted trees under a covered porch or wrap backyard trees with twinkling LED mini lights, the shimmering effect will look like fireflies dancing throughout your yard!
  3. Rustic DIY: Head to your local craft store and grab a few grapevine balls, then wrap them in mini light strings and hang above your patio or from tree branches for rustic lighting!
  4. Lovely Lilies: Illuminate backyard trees or wrap columns and arbors with crystal lily flower lights to add whimsy to your backyard lighting design! P.S. Flower lights make magical wedding lights too!
Backyard Bistro Lights

Cafe string lights featuring copper shades are reminiscent of vintage style lighting and inspire the feeling of sitting at a lovely French cafe, while light strings with silver shades add modern style to your space. Brighten the mood at your next summer party with multicolor bistro lights or opt for ambient lighting any time when you hang warm white LED or clear incandescent string lights across your deck, yard or patio!

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Effortless Fence Lights

This backyard lighting idea is way too much fun! Drape curtain lights over an outdoor fence to create a wall of light in under 5 minutes! This would make an excellent photo booth backdrop at outdoor events too!

Perfect Pergola Lighting

Pergolas and covered patios provide an opportunity for several string lighting options. Wrap columns in light strings, hang S14 vintage style patio lights across the ceiling and create a shimmering light curtain by hanging strands of mini lights vertically across the back or sides of your outdoor structure. Any of these string lights ideas will add brilliant illumination to patios and pergolas or you can combine them all to create a stunning focal point in your yard!

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