Garden Lighting Ideas to Brighten Up Your Outdoor Space

Lighting your garden during the summer will give your home a brighter and livelier atmosphere. You can spend hours relaxing outdoors each evening and enjoy a fun, cozy, and unique aesthetic.

We partnered with lightning lovers and decor enthusiasts, and they shared some of the best garden and outdoor lighting ideas that worked for them. They made great use of outdoor LED lighting, naturescapes, furnishing, and decor.

Here are their lighting ideas that will inspire you and transform your garden into a vibrant oasis of peace and light.

1. Make the Most of the Natural Scenery

When planning your outdoor lighting, consider how you can use natural scenery to your advantage. Utilizing your environment will help you create a lighting design that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing.

Our partner @billings1921home used 240 LEDs solar outdoor string lights to partner well with the sunset—the lights appear like sparkling bright pearls!

2. Add a Perfect Touch to Your Trees

Placing lights in or around trees can create a dramatic effect that will take your garden’s ambiance to the next level. You can also use lights to accentuate the unique features of your garden with a lighting design that is both functional and inviting.

The right lighting can make your tree the centerpiece of the garden. Outdoor LED lights are a popular choice because they are affordable and easy to install.

@palletdecorandmore used these 200 LED string lights to give her memory garden the needed spark to encourage expressions of love.

3. Light up the Pool Fence

You can use the fence next to your pool to elevate your exterior decor. Putting up fairy lights on the edge of the fence will reflect beautifully on the pool and create an ethereal glow that you can enjoy each evening.

Our partner @sagarikas_ds used 240 LED solar string lights for their fence. The reflection of the moon and the fairy lights create a mesmerizing effect and make the outdoor pool look mesmerizing and whimsical.

4. Get Creative on Your Outdoor Setups

There are lots of ways to get creative when lighting your outdoor setups. Whether you have a pavilion or a lounge area, you can use LED lighting in many different ways to create a unique and stylish look.

Add lights to your tables, pergolas, and walls to create a whimsical ambiance. You can also use lanterns on your table to add a touch of elegance. A great example is how @the_retired_houswife used 240 LED outdoor solar lights to decorate her parasol umbrellas for those lively summer nights spent outdoors.

5. Use Wood Enclosures

When combined with LED lighting, wood furnishings and fences can create a soft, romantic mood. The gentle light of solar LED lighting will give it a beautiful glow, and it’s the perfect way to set a comfortable mood for a special evening outdoors.

Our friend @affordablestyle_gal used 300 LED solar string lights with green wire strings and warm white bulbs. She arranged the lights along the wooden fence, and they shine gorgeously at night.

6. Brighten up the Greenhouse

Jazz up your greenhouse with outdoor string lights of different shapes, sizes, and colors. You can use them to create a warm vibe alongside the plants and cultivate a magical atmosphere at night.

Greenhouse owner @1826farmhouse used solar fairy lights to create a cheerful atmosphere for plants and visitors. These 240 LED solar string lights with warm white bulbs were the perfect choice!


Decorating your garden and the rest of your exteriors can be creative and fun, and using outdoor solar lights opens up many possibilities. You can drape them on just about any surface to make it look whimsical and exciting at night.

If you want more ideas on what kind of LED string lights or fairy lights you can use, check out this article for more ideas and inspiration. 

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