One of the major downsides to exterior lighting is typically the high cost associated with those lights that will enhance your home and backyard. Lucky for you, Holiday LEDs has a wide selection of sale and clearance strings year-round that will allow you to do all of the outdoor decorating you can imagine without breaking the bank. We’ve compiled a list of eight budget outdoor lighting ideas to keep your yard looking bright, inviting and enchanting.
Taking freestanding strands of bulbs and stringing them from existing structures around your home, garden, or backyard is an easy way to light a large area, as well as add some unique flair to the space. Don’t have an existing structure to hang outdoor string lights from? Try cementing poles to the bottom of planters anchored at each corner of your patio.
Taking string lights and lacing them through thick shrubs, bushes, and foliage can create a “glowing garden” effect all around your home. Glowing LED’s will shine through most bushes, allowing you to bury your wire deep to conceal it while keeping that magical look. Pachysandra, English ivy, and other dense, sturdy plants work best for adding lights to your garden landscape.
Let’s Gather ‘Round the Campfire
There’s nothing better than sitting around a fire pit with friends and family reminiscing and making s’mores. Can it get any better? Sure — string lights could make this moment even cozier while also keeping your fire pit well-lit even when the fire may dwindle. LED’s are the perfect tool for this job as they won’t add to the heat of a roaring fire but still add the same charm and illumination for those late summer nights.
Lounge Under the Lights
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. The illumination from the lights will let you read a book even as the sun sets without making you uncomfortable by the heat emitted by an incandescent bulb would.
Perfect Porch Lighting
Strings of lights are an easy, affordable way to transform your porch into an enchanting oasis. Drape the lights from the ceiling or a railing, or you can even hang them from a wall to turn your dark porch into an inviting hangout well past dusk. Using light white LED’s can help to not only illuminate your porch or patio but also put your visitors at ease when they enter your home.
Create a romantic ambiance by twisting a string of white lights around a cluster of trees in your backyard. Not only will this create a charming place to sit in the evenings, but it will be charming to look at from inside your home. If you are the adventurous type you can also try stringing lights high up in the branches to light an even larger area while simultaneously adding a delightful touch to your home and surroundings.
Add A Splash of Color
Many of our clearance and sale strings come in a wide variety of colors and bulb shapes which allows you to add a splash of color around your home. To add even more color around the area you want to illuminate, or if you just want to spice up the look of your home, mix string lights with colorful bunting to bring out the best of the colors in both.
Illuminate Your Borders
If you have a fence or border around your home, you may think that any lighting you add to your home will be wasted as it won’t be seen. However, by simply adding a string of lights to your fence, you create a glowing border that will make your backyard feel like its own private oasis. Brighter white LED’s will also allow you to illuminate the edges of your property for added safety and security while also looking fabulous.
Hopefully the combination of our high-quality budget and clearance lighting along with our list of easy DIY lighting ideas will finally push you to pursue your lighting dreams without the fear of breaking the bank. To shop all of our high-quality LED lights, please visit our site here.