5 Outdoor Patio Lighting Ideas

G50 Patio Lights

Creating a beautiful patio is easier than you think. Along with just a few pieces of furniture, outdoor lighting is the winning ingredient. Whether you entertain friends, family or simply love to have a great outdoor space to enjoy day or night, outdoor patio lighting will set whatever mood you desire.

1. Fun Novelty Party Lights

Starting with the basics, novelty lights are an easy addition to a backyard or party theme. From beer mugs to soccer balls, add these fun lights to dress up a party or hang around the bar area or patio railing. Most novelty patio lights are listed for indoor or outdoor use, but keep in mind that extreme climates may shorten their life span.

Pineapple Party Lights
Pineapple Party Lights from PartyLights.com

2. Globe Patio Lights

C7 globe patio lights also offer an inexpensive, quick solution for patio string lighting. Choose from the main options of cord color, bulb color, bulb size and lengths so you can find the perfect lighting for your space. It is understandable why these simple string light sets are so popular!

Globe Patio String Lights
Globe Patio String Lights from PartyLights.com

3. Commercial Grade Outdoor String Lighting

Conversely, if you’re looking for a permanent option, consider commercial grade string lights. These heavy duty, high quality light strands are intended for permanent installation and long-term use. Many cord lengths and colors are available to fit your needs, or custom cut lengths are available to exactly fit your space. European cafe patio lights provide an upscale, more decorative alternative to the standard commercial cord and bulb look, but still has all the high end qualities of commercial grade string lights.

European Cafe Patio Lights
European Cafe Patio Lights from PartyLights.com

4. Flexible Awning Lights

Another decorative alternative is awning lights. These are typically known for hanging from RV awnings, but they are just as decorative to hang from a pergola, overhang, gazebo or party tent. The cords are coiled to allow for stretching to the length and bulb spacing you need. You can choose from several lengths and globe colors … even red, white and blue for all those patriotic holidays!

Awning Patio Lights
Etched Bronze Awning Lights from PartyLights.com

5. Battery Operated Candles

To balance out your outdoor patio lighting, add table accent lighting as well. Battery-operated candles have greatly improved. Pillars specifically designed for the outdoors create the perfect mood with the mess and hazard of real wax candles. Weather-resistant resin allows you to leave them outdoors, convenient programmable timer automatically turns them on/off at the same time each night, and miniature drain holes in the top are a key feature.

Battery Operated Candles
Outdoor Battery Operated Candles from PartyLights.com

Create a theme, decorate for a party or maintain a wonderful outdoor oasis for your friends and family. Outdoor patio lighting is easy, fun, functional and the options to build and expand are infinite.

Need more inspiration?  Check out our Patio Lights Pinterest board.

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