Best Backyard Ever

Whether you recently bought a home or are just looking for ways to bring life into a home you've lived in for years, string lights are fantastic DIY projects! With plenty of string-light ideas out there, there is something for everyone. There is at least one idea that will catch your eye.

When summer rolls around, nothing is more relaxing than enjoying the quiet space in your own backyard. And depending on where you live, summer might not be the only time of the year when you can enjoy the beautiful weather outdoors. If you have a backyard, you'll want to utilize it in any way possible.

Transform your backyard into a mesmerizing wonderland with the help of Elf Bros Christmas Lighting. By visiting the link, you'll discover a wide range of outdoor string light ideas to create the best backyard ever. Elf Bros Christmas Lighting specializes in providing high-quality and enchanting lighting solutions that will elevate the ambiance of your outdoor space. With their expertise in Christmas lighting and outdoor decorations, they can turn your backyard into a magical oasis that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

So, whether you kick your feet up in your hammock while reading your favorite book or are in the mood for a bit of company and have friends and family over for a backyard party, string lights are there to spruce up the area. Not only do they work as excellent light sources for the evening, but they also work wonderfully as outdoor decoration during the day.

For the best string light ideas for backyard space, continue reading!

1. Lighted Log Pathways 

If you have a pathway connecting your house to a seating area, fire pit, or other space in the backyard, then implementing lighted logs is a great way to give your pathway life. Take a couple of wooden logs and space them on the sides of the pathway that looks best to you. You can space them evenly or sporadically along the edges.

After putting the logs in their preferred places, wrap a good set of 12v LED strip lights around each record. You can wrap each piece of paper with its own light string rope, or have one bound, then lay the rope down along the edge of the path until reaching the following form and then wrap that one. Continue this pattern.

If you don't already have a designated pathway, wooden logs, and string lights are the perfect way to create one!

2. Lighted Fire Pit 

For those more relaxed states, a backyard fire pit is a must. But having some chairs around a fire pit could be more inviting. Add string lights around the seating to make the area feel more welcoming.

You can do this by placing the lights on a nearby fence or by hanging the lights from poles planted around the seating area. Don't worry about adding too many lights. Sometimes less is more; you can simply turn one row of string lights around the fire pit and chairs. 

3. Lighted Outdoor Seating Area 

Only some outdoor spaces require a fire pit to function. This is especially true in states where cold weather is not an issue. For this reason, we're offering the idea of having a lighted outdoor seating area (one that doesn't require a fire pit).

Place a small table in the middle of several chairs. You can also make a "U" shape with the chairs around the table and have the opening facing your house so guests can easily walk into the seating area. Then, take string lights and hang them around the room. You can place the string lights up high inside the pavilion if you have a gazebo.

They're the perfect touch in any seating area and are a good light source for the evening hours. Place several poles around the seats, have the lights criss-cross, and extend from pole to bar, reaching over the seating. 

4. Lighted Fence 

If your backyard is fenced in, consider placing the string lights on top of the fence the whole way around. The lights give your fence character and help light up the entire backyard. If more than one strand is needed, feel free to add multiple layers of lights.

This look goes great with bench seating pushed up against the fence.

5. Lighted Dinner Party Pergola 

Light up your dinner party pergola with string lights for the best dinner party! You can hang them along the open sides like icicles or drape them across the top inside. But a dinner party pergola doesn't have to be a built structure.

You can use trees overhead, branches that cross over, or even wiring to display the string lights. You'll want to use plenty of sunshine for this idea to ensure the dining area is well-lit.

6. Lighted Flower Pots 

Do you love to garden? Even if you're not a gardener, you might still have some flower pots here or there in your backyard, and working with the garden has some great benefits. And other than holding your beautiful plants in place, you can also use them to keep your string lights.

Take a flower pot and wrap string lights around it as you could with the wooden logs. You can decide to make a pathway with the flower pots rather than the records, or you can keep them where they are and light them up! It's also a good idea to move the banks around the seating areas.

7. Rustic and Minimal Lighting 

You don't need to use a lot of string lights to have the perfect lit-up space. A simple rustic, minimal lighting look is always appreciated. This is done by placing one single strand of sunlight between two wooden and rustic poles.

These poles can have a table at the end, be the end or start of a pathway or entrance to a seating area. The choice is yours! This is when less is better.

8. Lighted Gravel Pathway 

Some pathways are made from gravel and stones or gravel and cement, and although you might need wooden logs or flower pots to hold lights along the way, it can still be done. Lay the string lights on either side of the path next to the gravel. You can also purchase stone and lay it out in two parallel rows to create the course.

Using string lights to light up the edge looks great and helps you see where you're going during the nighttime. Be sure to have metal brackets to hold them down in place and prevent any tripping that may occur otherwise.

9. Lighted Flameless Fire Pit 

Do you live in an area that endures warm primary temperatures? If you do, that doesn't necessarily mean you have to give up on having a backyard fire pit. You can still have one, and a much easier one to manage.

Place a few logs into a fire pit, but instead of adding in liter fluid and flames, simply lay on some string lights. This means you won't have to purchase unique burning wood or worry about replacing the logs or cleaning the pit. It's aesthetically pleasing and quite charming. 

10. Lighted Tree Trunks 

An easy way to add a bit of flair to your outdoor space without needing to go out and purchase multiple items is to have lighted tree trunks. Take string lights and wrap them around the tree trunks of the trees in your backyard. If you have multiple trees, it will add a good amount of lighting.

Wrap the lights around the tree trunks at about eye level. This helps keep the light at the level you need. You can then place a chair or two around the lighted tree trunks. And remember to use colorful lights for different holidays or occasions!

11. Lighted Umbrella 

If you have a seating area with an umbrella in your backyard, why not take full advantage? Grab your string lights and place them up underneath the umbrella. This makes for the perfect lighting when sitting under it.

And it won't change your already established theme if you have one. 

12. Lighted Inside Lanterns 

Forget using dangerous candles or outdated lightbulbs in your outdoor lanterns. Bring life back into them by placing string lights inside the lanterns. Yes, we said "inside."

Taking string lights and placing them inside the lantern shows creativity and uniqueness. The best way to complete this idea is by adding other fun decorations, such as pinecones and greenery. You won't need to add too many lights inside the lantern for this simple idea.

Keep it simple but bright enough to be a functional light source.
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