Affordable (and completely adorable), string lights enhance the atmosphere of outdoor spaces big and small. Here are just a few of our favorite ideas.

Nothing says “summer” like warm nights spent in your backyard, and you can easily up the ambience by adding string lights. Summer will never be the same.

In the Trees

Is there anything more soothing than a hammock gently swinging under string lights? This easy-to-pull-off setup is guaranteed to be your favorite spot to relax.

Above a Porch

String lights are an easy, affordable way to turn your porch into an enchanting oasis. Let them drape from the ceiling or a railing, or hang them from a wall.

On a Garden Pergola

Use three vintage ladders to construct this sweet mini pergola, a perfect place to hang lights or use as a backdrop for photos.


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