The night sky is full of stars, but if you live in a city or suburbia, it can be hard to see. In fact, many people don’t even realize that they can easily bring the stars into their own backyard. You don’t need fancy equipment or a lot of money—just some creativity and a little elbow grease! Here are ten ways to illuminate your space beautifully:
Install a landscape lighting system
This is one of the best ways to illuminate your space. A landscape lighting system consists of a number of lights that are placed along the perimeter of your property or on trees and other plants. You can choose from different styles and colors that will work with any theme or design you have in mind.
Use rope lights in various places throughout your yard
These are flexible strands of light that can be used in many different ways and come in many different colors and sizes. They’re especially good for lighting pathways or anywhere else where you want some ambient light without having something permanent installed like solar-powered lights or stake lights (which are also great).
Use string lights
String lights are a great way to illuminate your backyard. You can hang them from trees, fences or gazebos. They’re also portable, so they can be moved around easily.
String lights come in all shapes and sizes and are available at most hardware stores. If you have a large backyard, you might want to invest in some extra-long strands so that you can cover more ground without having to buy more than one set of lights. String lights come in different colors, too, so you can choose the one that best suits your tastes.
Lanterns come in so many shapes and sizes — they can be made out of glass, metal or even plastic — so you’re sure to find one that fits into your backyard space perfectly! Hang them from trees or poles, or use them as table centerpieces at parties!
Uplighting is a great way to add drama and style to your backyard. It’s a simple concept: install lights on the ground, along walls or under trees to light up the space in a specific area. If you have a pergola or gazebo, uplighting can make it look even more beautiful and romantic.
Uplighting can also be used to highlight your plants and flowers. This will help them stand out and make your landscape look amazing at night!
Use pathway lights
Lighting your patio or backyard is one of the easiest ways to add ambiance and style to your outdoor space. Pathway lights are a great way to do this, as they illuminate walkways, driveways and other spaces where people travel. You can choose from solar-powered motion activated lights, or those that are attached to stakes in the ground.
Light up trees with twinkle lights or strands of fairy lights
This is a great option if you want something simple and easy to install. Twinkle lights work well at night because they create an ambience that’s reminiscent of a winter wonderland or summer campfire. You can also put fairy lights around walkways and pathways for an illuminating touch that will make guests feel at home and welcome immediately upon entering your outdoor space.
Add candles to create romance outdoors! Nothing says romance like candlelight…or at least it should! Decorate your patio furniture with votive candles in glass holders and scatter them around the yard in strategic spots so guests don’t have to go far from their drinks (and food) to find a romantic spot under the stars!
Install solar lights
Solar lights are a great way to light up your backyard. They’re easy to install and use, and they come in a variety of styles.
If you don’t have much space for lighting, try installing solar lights along the edges of your driveway or walkways. You can also place them around trees or near the patio area to illuminate it at night.
If you want to create an intimate setting in your backyard then using lamps is the best option. You can use different types of lamps like hanging lanterns and candle holders to illuminate your backyard at night. You can place them on the table or hang them from the tree branches so that they don’t take up much space and still give you enough light to enjoy your evening with family members or friends.
Add a fire pit
A fire pit can be an affordable way to add ambiance to your backyard. Whether you have an existing fire pit or you’re building one yourself, you’ll need some kind of cover for it. A simple tarp will do the trick — just make sure it’s large enough so that it doesn’t blow away in the wind. In addition to providing protection from the elements, this covering will help keep sparks contained in one general area and out of other parts of your yard where they could cause damage.
From intimate lighting that makes your patio or living room pop, to floodlights for illuminating your garden or driveway. Use these ten ideas as a jumping off point for brainstorming the perfect lighting scheme for you!