9 Ways to Decorate With Patio Lights

Decorating with Patio LightsNow that the warm weather is finally here, our back patio feels like an extra room because we spend so much time out there. This year I want to add some mood lighting out there using patio lights for those long summer nights. I’ve always loved the globe-style lights, but that isn’t your only option!

A strand of regular Christmas lights looks beautiful around this rustic arbor.

arbor lightsvia Centsational Girl


How gorgeous is this patio with the pergola and globe lights?

outdoor lighting houzz Houzz


Dont’ overlook your side yard, it can be usable space. I love how they created a sitting area here in this space. The globe lights set the mood.

side patiotumblr


If the only outdoor space you have is a small balcony, make the most of it! Isn’t this one amazing?

balcony lightsHome My Design


Bring your patio lights indoors for ambient lighting.

indoor string lightsvia The Rustic Willow


If you have pretty landscaping, add some well-placed lights to highlight it.

landscape lightingThis Old House


The more lights the better.

Outdoor lightingPopSugar


Keep it simple and wrap a few lights around the gate.

garden gate lightingAcz7


Does your house back up to a wooded area? How cool are these?

tree lightsWorld Landscape Architect


As you can see, outdoor lighting can elevate most any space to the next level. Here are some of my favorite patio lights *,  click on any photo below for more details!


How do you decorate with lighting outdoors?

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  1. So pretty! I love using lights in my yard! They make everthing so festive and pretty! Thanks for sharing these ideas!

  2. Oh my! I loved this post and the pictures … I absolutely love lights … any kind:) Thank you so much for sharing! ~Sarah visiting from (Radical Femininity)

  3. I love outdoor lighting and just now got some for myself. I love the solar because we don’t have plug-in places. Thanks for these great, beautiful ideas.

  4. So many fun ideas! I would love to put some lights out on my patio – now I’m inspired to get moving on that project! Thank you so much for sharing at the Talented Tuesday Link Party! I’d love to see you back again this week! 🙂

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