The perfect backyard lighting sets a calming yet playful mood so you can enjoy the ambiance of the outdoors. During the warmer months backyard lighting extends your entertaining options and utilizes your outdoor space to its fullest potential. When it’s colder you can still enjoy the warmth and cozy feeling the right lighting creates. Even in the snow there’s no reason you can’t turn the lights on and get out and play! Here are 20 amazing backyard lighting ideas to inspire you to elevate your outdoor space. (feature image via Bright July)
But I am sure you are scratching your head, asking, “Why are we talking about this right now, it’s almost Christmas?”!! Why not think about year round lighting when making light purchases for your Christmas displays (at least that is what I think!). Get double or triple duty from holidays lights and enjoy them year round with these amazing ideas.
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Amazing Backyard Lighting Ideas
(and where to buy great lights!)
Wrap lights around tree trunks for a festive and fun glow.
What’s more fun than a walkway lined with lights? String up larger globe lights on stakes for an inviting entry to any party.
Globe lights strung between posts along the walkway | Rustic Wedding Chic
Add some cloth “sails” to a pergola (tutorial here) and string up some lights for ambiance.
No pergola? No problem. Just string some lights overhead for a starry lighting experience.
A strand of globe lights around the perimeter of your deck is so homey!
DIY string lights on poles | Bright July
Give your umbrella some fun party lighting!
Lights strung through an umbrella | HGTV
Lights in the tree, above the hammock — add a good book and it sounds like heaven to me!
Backyard hammock nook | Stephanie Lynn