Outdoor String Lights to Spruce up Your Backyard

Spending time outside in the warmer months is a must, so why not make your backyard even more welcoming? The secret ingredient? String lights. Despite the variety of colors and styles, one thing’s for sure, these budget-friendly additions will help you get that perfect outdoor glow.

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May 07, 2018

Rattan Orbs

Whether you’re looking for a rustic or nautical feel, these natural lights will help you pull off your desired vision flawlessly. These little orbs are made up of rattan fibers to give the most laid-back lighting we’ve seen yet. Arrange these to blend in with the natural backdrop or leave them as a statement at the dining table, either way, these will become a favorite. BUY IT: World Market, $30

Edison Style

Rather than using standard bulbs when it comes to your outdoor lighting setup, elevate the overall design by opting for Edison-style choices instead. With the exposed inner filaments and warm glow that these produce, they will certainly upgrade your space into one that can’t be missed. BUY IT: Wayfair, $24

Modern Frosted

Tired of rustic options when it comes to the backyard? We’ve got you covered with contemporary alternatives. Bring in some modern elements by taking advantage of the cool factor of this outdoor option. With the wood base and frosted oversized bulb, this trendy upgrade is a must-have if you’re looking for a revamp. BUY IT: Target, $17

Round Multicolored

Incorporate some playful elements by working in something that’s full of summer-ready personality. These multicolored, vintage-inspired bulbs will add the perfect pop of color all season long. Even better? They’re solar-powered, so they’ll automatically turn on when the sun sets. BUY IT: World Market, $40

Metallic Gold Leaves

Add in some leafy favorites by grabbing a set of these strung gold leaves. Thanks to their color and sheen, these lights will surely create a contrast that adds the glowing twinkle you’re searching for. With their metallic finish, trendy shape and ability to produce the perfect warm glow, this string option will spruce up any patio that needs a little upgrade. BUY IT: Target, $13

Mason Jars

If you’re tired of the standard bulbs, it’s time to grab an option that will warm your space to perfection while simultaneously adding a touch of charm. These LED bulbs bunched in miniature hanging mason jars are guaranteed to transform any outdoor space into a favorite hangout spot this season. BUY IT: Pottery Barn, $50

Galvanized Moroccan-Inspired

Looking to perfect that boho-chic design you’ve been swooning over? Aside from floor poufs and boldly colored outdoor rugs, these Moroccan-inspired lights are a must. With their galvanized metal make and intricate cut outs that allow the light to shine through, this hanging addition is sure to wow. BUY IT: Crate and Barrel, $40

Miniature Lanterns

Turn al fresco dining into something special by taking your string lights one step further. Rather than leaving the bulbs exposed, outfit them with little lanterns to achieve yourideal ambiance while also adding undeniable style. Whether these are strung around a tree or left as a runner on the table, they’ll certainly up your backyard style. BUY IT: IKEA, $5

Black Geo Cages

No matter what your overall aesthetic is, a set of string lights will help you take your backyard to the next level. Whether you’re looking for some classic camping vibes or a more safari-esque feel, these caged lanterns will do the trick. BUY IT: Crate and Barrel, $50

Woven String Lights

If you don’t love the look of exposed bulbs, there are countless ways to incorporate some string lights in the chicest of ways. For starters? These woven boxes that keep the light source itself under wraps. From tree to tree or around the deck, this textured set will bring a classic outdoor feel to your home. BUY IT: Pier1, $24

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