The importance of outdoor lighting is likely often underrated. While it is undeniable that outdoor spaces are more used during the warmer seasons and daytime in general, porches and backyards can still serve as the ideal location for a night event, even in the colder months, and unless you’re hosting a candlelit dinner, you definitely need some light.
Adding some light to the outdoors is as much of a creative project as doing so indoors, if not more. You can light up a path to your front or back door, place spotlights on the floors or even light up your furniture and plants.
The best thing about outdoor lighting and the creative process of finding your ideal solution is that you have full control over every detail, from what kinds of lights you’re using, to where you’re placing them and, perhaps more importantly, your budget.
Lighting up your outdoor spaces isn’t a problem to solve – it is an opportunity to make the space your own, as you will see here. Enjoy these Cool DIY Backyard Lighting Ideas for Outdoor.
Build a fire pit to warm up your patio or yard in an evening
Build a super frugal pergola decorated with string lights
Use led walkway lighting to create cute patterns in your front yard
Cover a backyard tree trunk with fairy lights
Create a faux fire with fairy lights loosely draped over a pile of wooden logs
Wrap decorative ribbon and icicle lights around a hula hoop to create so cool chandelier
Candles in a galvanized tub
Decorate your garden fence with these DIY hanging mason jar lights
Place a baker抯 rack in your balcony as a mini garden
Floating candles bucket can be a simple and romantic backyard decoration
Hang these mason jar luminaries on the railing
Go for an easy and cheap tabletop fire bowl
Reuse some old glass shades and old string lights to make these glowing outdoor orbs to improve your landscapes in summer evenings
Installing lights under benches
Recycled wine bottle lighting
Your garden flowers can enjoy lighting drops from this repurposed watering can
Build a wooden post topped with a solar powered post cap, and then hanging up a large lantern to decorate it
Wood and mason jars lighting are perfect for this cool backyard pergola
String up some outdoor lights by using a cement base with tree poles added into the cement
Install rope light as walkway illumination and landscape lights
Hang a string of fairy lights and enjoy them every evening