Imagine an invisible tug-of-war. Most patio string light configurations hang from two opposing points and both of these points are pulling against one another. If you are hanging your lights from a solid object consider heavy duty hanging hardware to make sure your lights stay up. If you are not mounting your lights to an existing object but rather are using a pole or multiple poles, make sure the pole(s) are anchored sufficiently to handle the natural tension of the light string.
Your string ends pull against each other. Anchor them well.
Oh, Yes!Space Matters.
5. Get the Patterns Like the Pros
Outfitting an apartment or condo balcony with string lights is much different than running string lights across a backyard, a patio or urban rooftop. The pattern you choose is on display as much as the lights and there are specific hanging tips that will save you time and keep your lights looking good.
Patio String Light Patterns
- The V
- The X
- The Zig Zag W
- The Scalloped Square
- The Horizon Point
- The Tent Point