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28 Ways to Light Up Your Next Outdoor Event

July 02, 2019

Illuminate summer soirees with lighting solutions that are sure to stun.

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Photo: LGB Interiors. From: LGB Interiors.

Sparkling String Lights

Set the scene for your summer soiree with sparkling bistro lights. This stately backyard is illuminated by string lights draped across the pool from a second-story balcony. Hot tip: Choose bistro lights that mirror the style of your home to create a seamless outdoor or event design. The round glass bulbs pictured above pair seamlessly with the home’s classic, colonial exterior.

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Photo: Julie Soefer Photography. From: Marie Flanigan Interiors.

Elegant Ambiance

Take notes from this understated, illuminated outdoor dining table for your next al fresco dinner party. A collection of sleek, glass hurricanes with white pillar candles line the length of the table to create a glowing centerpiece.

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Photo: Matt Vacca. From: BOXHILL.

Twinkle Trees

Take your lights to new heights by wrapping tree trunks and branches in twinkle lights. This modern oasis is set for a fête with two, twinkle-clad trees looming above a roaring fire pit and outdoor lounge area.

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Photo: Matt Vacca. From: BOXHILL.

Layered Lighting

Illuminate your outdoor entertaining area with multiple layers of light. This contemporary outdoor kitchen and dining space shines with bistro lights overhead, a glowing fireplace by the table and cool-toned, LED globes on the ground. Mixing different light fixtures and tones creates a one-of-a-kind ambiance for your space that you can easily customize or adjust throughout the night.

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