It’s always nice to have friends over and entertain in the backyard, especially when the weather is nice. However, when the sun goes down, it becomes difficult to keep the party going if there isn’t good lighting. Instead of sending everyone home, try some of these awesome backyard lighting ideas that you’re sure to love!
There are tons of ways to use mason jars as lighting for your backyard. You can put candles in them, string them up, fill them with glow in the dark liquid, etc. Choose a style and method you like and then go for it!
Paper lanterns add a chic and sophisticated touch to your backyard without much work at all. Not only that, but you can make your own for relatively cheap. Paper lanterns give light without blowing out the whole yard.
This is such a cute idea! Use adorable cupcake holders as shades for the lights you decide to string up! The cupcake holders not only add color but also add style as well!
Hula Hoop Orb
This may take a while to make, but this fantastic hula-hoop orb chandelier is wonderful! You can follow the online tutorial, or go your own creative way, just make it look great!
Don’t just throw away your empty bottles. Upcycle them to make some great backyard lighting! You can string them up together in clumps or spread them out across the yard to get unique and colorful lighting.
These basket lights are wonderful! You can just hang an empty wicker basket upside and put a light inside of it, or you can actually make (or buy) these light baskets. They can in all sorts of shapes and sizes, too.
If you’re outside, you might as well go for a nature theme to your lighting. Take thick branches and wrap lights around them. Have fun and get creative with how you decorate the branches.
With a little bit of paint and cutting, you can get some fantastic tin can lights without spending much money at all. The lights can be strung together or you can set them across the wall, adding some great scene lighting.
Everybody loves tiki torches, right? Torches are great for patio lighting and also along pathways. Choose stands that go with the theme of your home and backyard and that look good!
These fire bowls are, for sure, to be a conversation starter! You can make them rather easily and they can go on tabletops to both warm the guests and brighten up the yard.
Tea lights are a classic outdoor lighting idea. You can put them on trays around tables, hang them from strings, or even surround chairs and other furniture with them. Put them in bottles, candleholders, or whatever other objects you have that can act as decorations.
Don’t just slap any light holder on the wall and call it good. Find a stylish sconce that you can use to surround and support the lights. This will give your yard a sophisticated look and draw attention away from the lights.
Strings of Lights
The classic and traditional way to light a backyard is by stringing lights above the guests’ heads. It’s easy, cheap, and doesn’t require much work.
Water features are always great to have in the backyard, and adding lights to them is even better. Try submerging the lights in the pools or around the edges of the water.
These things are awesome! They’re rechargeable rocks that act as decorations and lights! Get as many as you need to keep your yard lit without overdoing it.
Tube lights are a chic and fancy way to light the party up. They can go in corners or between plants and give enough light without attracting much attention at all.
Glow in the Dark Pebbles
If you want to light your garden or yard but don’t want it to be overwhelming, then consider glow in the dark pebbles. These look natural in the daylight, but give off enough light at night to let you and your guests from knowing where you’re walking.
To make your lights more inconspicuous, surround them with small potted plants and other objects. You can do this with electric lighting or candles, but just be careful that its protected enough to not catch anything on fire.