You have your patio furniture, flower pots, bird house and seeds, outdoor rug and a few other accessories – now what about lighting? One of the most modern ways to light up your backyard is to use patio string lights. Why not go with the traditional type of lighting like wall fixtures, fluorescent luminaries or bare light bulbs for your patio? The answer is because by using string lights, you will have endless flexibility. Here are some reasons why string lights may be what you want to choose next time you are out shopping for patio lighting:
They will not cost you an arm and a leg
If you shop sensibly, you can get some string lights very inexpensively, in fact, down-right cheap. The two best times of year to get the plain white with tiny bulb variety, are after Easter and after Christmas. Stock up on them and then as and when you need your string lights, you are prepared.
All you have to do is plug them in
Simply hang them where you want, either on the awning ledge, vertically on the spokes of a deck if you have one, wound around small trees or shrubs or even large flower pots with greenery. Anything and everything goes. Once you are done arranging them, simply plug them in. An added bonus is that these are usually safe for outdoor use. Be sure to confirm that you have the outdoor variety, so that the next time it rains or snows, you can rest assured. The next time it snows, turn your string lights on and your patio will light up like a magical winter wonderland!
Create ambiance and illuminate the patio
You can achieve both these things by installing these simple decorations. The next time you entertain, your patio will be the perfect place to step out for a drink or spend some time under the stars. The soft glow of your tiny white lights in the background will be appreciated by all.
Affordable, easy to install, simple to replace and rearrange – and most of all – a great way to subtly create an ambiance, outdoor string lights are an excellent way to finish the look of your patio.