The Best Outdoor String Lights To Brighten Up Your Space
Outdoor living season is here, so it’s time to prep your patio/balcony/backyard for some warm-weather enjoyment. Whether you’re hosting a long-awaited get-together or decorating for yourself, proper lighting is an essential part of creating the right vibe for your outdoor space. String lights are an easy solution that has a big impact, so we rounded up our favorites at all price points and styles that will make your outdoor space shine. But before we get to shopping, let’s go over some outdoor lighting tips:
Outdoor Lighting Tips
- Weave string lights across a balcony or stair rails. If you need more light in your outdoor area but are lacking in space, weaving string lights on balcony railings or stair handrails is an easy way to add both light and character.
- Accessorize with light. Aside from string-up lights, consider bunching up a small strand and putting it in a vase, lantern, or mason jar (if you really want to go all out with the shabby-chic look). Another option: Wrap string lights around a piece of decor to add some unexpected sparkle.
- Use light as a space divider. If you have a large enough area, you can use string lights to create different “zones” of your space. String lights over a table to create an intimate entertaining area, or use them to transform a dark corner into a cozy nook. Feel free to do some experimenting to find a method that works for your space.