Warm summer nights should be enjoyed outdoors. But to do that, you’ll need to incorporate lighting into your outdoor space. During our Patio Style Challenge this spring, our bloggers incorporated lighting in several different ways. Here are a few of their outdoor lighting ideas.
Hang string lights
In the photo above, Whitney of The Curtis Casa added custom iron posts to her deck so that she could easily string bistro lights, giving her deck a warm and romantic feel. We love the way they look next to the potted Weeping Yoshino Cherry Tree.
Dana of the blog House*Tweaking used top rail fencing with a looped end cap to support her string lights. Anchored in cement, these bases are portable, so they can be moved around Dana’s patio to accommodate a larger seating area or party!
Incorporate faux lighting
In some cases, your outdoor space may get plenty of light from inside, or even from existing flood lighting around your home. If that’s the case, don’t miss an opportunity to create a focal point outdoors. We love the way Kristin of The Hunted Interior hung a bright pink chandelier over the dining table in her outdoor room.
Because of existing lanterns on her covered front porch, Grace of A Storied Style didn’t need any additional lighting. Instead she used some statement-making tole chandeliers to bring drama to her outdoor dining spot.