Ahh, summer — the time when your thoughts turn towards the outdoors and how to enjoy your space comfortably with friends and family. You've likely spent a fair bit of money pulling together just the right items for your space: chairs, tables and other outdoor furniture plus pools or decks and more. With all that investment, you want to be sure you can get the full enjoyment out of your space, and there's no better way to do that than with creative lighting! Check out these great ideas for brightening up your outdoor living space for the summer.
Fun and Funky DIY Lighting
With just a little creativity and a few dollars, you can create some truly memorable lighting options for your exterior. What about something fun like tin can lanterns? Fill an empty tin can with water, pop it in the freezer and then use a hammer and nail to add a creative design to the side. Give the ice a few hours to melt out of the can, then put a tea light inside once you've painted the exterior.
Perhaps something from the garden is a bit more your speed. In that case, hanging succulent chandeliers will be right up your alley. Create a small arrangement of succulent plants on a hanging rack and add some tea lights nestled in between to add a warm, light glow to your space.
Got an old hula hoop sitting around? If not, grab one of these inexpensive toys and use it to create an outdoor chandelier! Wrap the hoop with a ribbon and then with icicle lights and hang it up!
Finally, wine glass lights are in a class of their own. Grab some simple vellum sheets and create mini-lampshades that fit perfectly over a wine glass. Pop a tea light into the wine glass, and you'll have a subtle glow that your guests will love.
String Lights You'll Love
The options with string lights are limitless: from stringing them together in clumps to lining the ceilings of your deck. These inexpensive lighting options add whimsy to parties such as weddings and receptions or brighten up a relaxing evening with family and friends. Visit us at Northern Lighting for our Big Sale on Exterior Lighting.
Classy outdoor lighting helps set the mood, and the One Light Outdoor Pendant from Northern Lighting fits the bill. The teardrop shape ensures that the diffuse light will warm the area and your guests. Push back the shadows with a stunning Gas Wall Lantern, or you could add the relaxing sound of running water with an indoor/outdoor floor fountain.
At Northern Lighting, our professional lighting specialists can help you determine just what's right for your outdoor living space. Visit us during our Big Sale on Exterior Lighting through the end of July to receive at least 10% off your individual lighting selections. Contact us today to learn more.