Outdoor Lighting Ideas: How to Use Outdoor String Lights to Decorate Your Yard
If you’ve ever been to a party, most likely you remember the outdoor lighting. Outdoor string lights were usually hung around the perimeter of the house or patio and added a magical touch to any event. The beauty of string lights is that they can be used in so many ways such as outlining your walkway for an evening stroll, adding ambiance at your next dinner party or creating interest on your fence line by highlighting certain plants. There are several different styles and sizes available and it’s easy enough to create your own custom design with just a few simple tools (and some inspiration!). This article will show you how!
String lights, also known as fairy lights, are lights that are attached to a thin wire. They usually come in a set of 50 or 100 lights, and the wire is typically around 12 feet long. String lights can be used indoors or outdoors, and they come in a variety of colors including white, blue, green, pink and yellow. They can be used to light up any area you want, and they’re a cheap alternative to expensive outdoor lighting!
String or rope lights can also be used to decorate your back yard or garden. You can outline the edges of your walkway with string lights for an evening stroll, you can use them to create a magical area in your backyard for kids, and they make great accents when hung up around your patio. String lights are very versatile; you use them anywhere you want a touch of light.
They come in a variety of different styles, including icicle lights and globe lights. Globe lights are best for areas that need a lot of light such as entryways and pathways, while icicle lights cast an even glow and work well as accents to your patio or backyard. They also come in many different lengths and can be used indoors or outdoors.
String lights by themselves aren’t actually bright enough to light up an entire area, but they provide just enough lighting to see where you’re going. The wire is usually white or green, so if you choose to hang your string lights on a white or light-colored wall, the wire won’t be too obvious. String lights are perfect for creating ambiance at your next dinner party, or if you have a garden or backyard with trees or bushes, they can be used to highlight certain plants.
There are several different types of string lights available, and each one has its own unique features.
Here are the most common types of string lights:
- LED String Lights: LED string lights are the most popular type of string light because they’re energy-efficient and long-lasting. They come in a variety of colors, and some even have a timer so they can be turned on and off automatically.
- Incandescent String Lights: Incandescent string lights are the traditional type of string light, and they use a small amount of electricity to create a warm, inviting glow.
- Solar String Lights: Solar string lights are perfect for outdoor use, because they run on solar power. They come in a variety of colors and don’t require any wiring. Plus, there’s no need to worry about turning them off in the morning because they come on automatically at dusk!
String lights are a great way to add ambiance and atmosphere to any backyard, garden or patio. They come in a variety of colors, styles and sizes, and they’re a cheap alternative to expensive outdoor lighting!
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