Tuesday, June 18, 2013

patio lighting...

I don't think it gets any better than al fresco dining in the summer time,
of course, friends or family are a must,
oh, and one more necessity...ambiance!
Here are some pretty ideas to give your patio a warm glow,
 and a simple one I did for our deck. 

Strands of miniature white lights...

chiccoles.com

Grapevine lighting...


Robin @ All Things Heart and Home
Check out her easy diy.


Lanterns placed in the garden...

blackcountrymetalworks.co.uk

I loved the idea of lanterns hanging on shepherds hooks, this one is too tall,  but I think
 it would look great inserted into a pot of flowers on the patio. I found the lanterns at 
TJ Maxx. Unfortunately, I didn't notice when I got them but the glass candle holders inside
 aren't removable, so they will be going back. They would be a nightmare to clean,
 but you get the idea. :)



Do you have lighting on your patio? 



22 comments:

Nita Stacy said...

Oh...I love your pillows! I have been collecting lanterns on sale last year and this year and have several for both the front and back of the house. I'll be showing soon. I bought some at TJ Maxx and Marshalls last year.

Kim said...

Love your pillows and the lanterns. I am so yearning to get outside and just enjoy the outside space!! I think we are coming out of the rain!! xo

Julia Konya said...

I love all the lighting. I also bought some solar lighting from Ikea for under the bushes and I'm also a tiki torch girl.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

What a bummer that you have to bring them back. I have always wanted to wrap a tree with white lights (trunk and branches). I am not sure how to do this because the tree will grow and the truck will get thicker? Wouldn't the strands break?

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I love the dual lantern you got - too bad they're not going to work. I'm sure you'll find something else! I have been ogling some solar lights for my back garden where my path is. I love the idea of little lights illuminating the way to the deck.

Andrea said...

Love your lanterns and I hope you can find something similar that will work for you. I'm going to check out that orb DIY. I think that might work for my back porch. Once again, thanks for the inspiration.

stephanie said...

Wish I could hang a light on my deck but need to install a pergola first! Right now I use battery-operated incoor?outdoor candles in lanterns. But I love all of your DIY!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I have lanterns, and solar lanterns which I love. I think little white strand lights are just about the cure for everything! LOVE love.
Have a great day!

Calypso In The Country said...

Sometimes I light candles when we eat dinner on my deck but I love the idea of the little lights on the boxwood!
-Shelley

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love these...I have a pergola and I really need to take advantage of the lattice work above to hang some of these great outdoor lighting items...love the lights in the boxwoods...

Unknown said...

Oh, I love the lighted boxwoods. What a glowing sanctuary you've created. Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

So pretty Pam. Love the lanterns.. I agree, this set would be tough to clean. I've broken glass lanterns trying to clean them so I'm careful what I buy. Al Fresco is the way to go in the summertime.

Mrs. DeVore said...

We are sprucing up our patio this week and I can't wait to get some lighting out there, makes such a huge difference!

Vel Criste said...

love all the ideas Pam! I saw something interesting on pinterest the other day - glow-in the dark spray paint on some rocks and planters and viola, uniqe 'ighting' for you back yard! I'm seriously considering trying it out! :-)

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

We hung a lantern where "regular" folks instal fans! That's me............not NORMAL!

Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

And now I have the 'patio lanterns' song running through my head :) I so wish it would stop raining here so we could spend some time outside...at this point I'd be happy sitting in the glow from the kitchen window.

Fletcher @ High Cotton Style said...

I just put some up...temporarily! I plan to do a post once it's completely finished!

Susan Giunta said...

Your patio looks beautiful. Love the colors you've chosen! I'm fairly new to blogging (5 months) and really enjoy reading yours. Thanks for the inspiration!

Susan
http://simplymodernhome.com

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Sadly I don't even have a patio - yet! These are wonderful lighting ideas - hope to steal a few some day!!!

Allison Shallenberger said...

These lighting ideas could really brighten up everyone's day, Pam. Especially those lanterns. But the big winner for me is your first photo. They are strategically crafted to enhance the look of your patio.

#Allison@OutDoorLights.com

erica said...

My backyard is a complete mess. When I moved into the house the previous owners had the house is good shape, but the yard is a pit. I'm currently working on "cheering up" small sections and will definitely be taking some of these light ideas into consideration. xx

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