A string of twinkling lights will add a little something special to any outdoor space, but vintage-style lights with exposed filaments go the extra style mile. Edison String Lights, $39.95 from CB2, add a fun party attitude to decks and patios and look great wrapped around an outdoor umbrella.
“LED string lights can turn an outdoor wedding into something magical," says Audrey Isaac, of 100 Candles. "They provide enough light to illuminate tables, florals, and other décor, while still maintaining a whimsical atmosphere.” Florist: Weddings International.
Festive string lights can set a glow to nighttime parties and brighten up outdoor spaces during the day. The Soji™ Mod Tulip solar string light set has 10 bell-shaped nylon lanterns, stretching 33 feet in total length.
Nix the unsightly cord from your holiday lights by wrapping it with gorgeous dip dyed yarn. Choose a yarn color that coordinates with your bulb color to really knock it out of the park. Then leave them out all year long!
Little red wagons are a great way to bring a playful, farmhouse touch to your holiday decor. Consider wrapping classic wooden wagons with lights as a decorative accessory, or use the light-wrapped wagons to contain and display gifts.
String up lights and lanterns around your outdoor space to give an enchanting twinkle to any garden party. The soft glow will invite everyone to linger outside in the nighttime summer air. Line lanterns and smaller string lights around your seating area, and hang a few off tree branches for a touch of ambiance.