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5 Creative Backyard Lighting Ideas

Keep your parties going late into the night with these styling tricks

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We've said it countless times before—having the right lighting is one of the easiest and most budget-friendly way to spruce up an outdoor space. You can use it to create a distinct mood, highlight certain design elements and it's a treat for the eyes overall. If you're currently dressing up your own backyard, we've listed down some landscape lighting ideas that you can try in your lanai: 

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To keep your garden lively, even at night, consider investing in proper landscape lighting. Adding concealed, ambient light encourages a feeling of warmth and brings depth to an otherwise flat backyard. 

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If you aren't into artificial lighting, you can utilize candles placed in mason jars instead. They provide the same warm-toned glow with its amber-colored flames without having to pay for extra electricity costs. 

RL Tip: Don't forget to put out the candles after use to keep your DIY lighting from being a fire hazard. 

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Thinking of taking mason jar lighting to the next level? Build your own chandelier that will surely provide unexpected elegance to your outdoor space. Click here for a step-by-step guide. 

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Create your own starlit space with string lights! However, instead of simply hanging it overhead, try wrapping them around tree trunks or garden posts for a unique touch. Make it even more flattering by adding another source of light such as a fire pit or a set of lamps. 

If you want to achieve a Bohemian feel, lamps are your best bets. Don't forget to mix and match different designs for an eclectic display. 

RL Tip: Shop similar items at H&M Home or make your own with this tutorial via Family Circle

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