How to Style: Garden String Lights

Written by: Octavia Robinson

String lights are a simple and effective solution to lighting up any garden space, big or small. Enjoy relaxing evenings spent under a canopy of fairy lights, reminiscent of the twinkling night sky or create your own summer festival with colourful festoon lights swagged across garden fences. Add a touch of sparkle to smaller areas of your garden with micro lights and watch as they sparkle throughout the night. Read on to discover the perfect string lights to use for your outdoor space.

Festoon Lights

Festoon lights are ideal for making a trendy statement in your outdoor space. For a subtle evening glow, opt for warm white festoon lights, they’re a staple choice which will effortlessly complement the other lights in your space. Swag above your outdoor seating area, or along your garden with festoon poles. The height of the festoons will help to create an illusion of a larger space. If you wish to create a whimsical feel in your outdoor space, choose multi-coloured festoons. They’ll help to add the perfect touch of colour to your outdoor space, casting vibrant shadows as the sun begins to set. Drape along fences or hang them high above an outdoor seating area and create an outdoor party space to envy!

Fairy Lights

Fairy lights are a great option if you wish to turn your garden into a glimmering oasis. They’re extremely versatile and can be used all year round, whether that be for summer garden parties, spooky Halloween porches or snowy wonderlands at Christmas. One of our favourite ways to style fairy lights is to create a canopy above outdoor seating spaces. The soft twinkle of the lights creates the most relaxing feel, ideal for summer soirees with family and friends. String fairy lights back and forth across your seating area and watch as they create a magical summer scene. For a warming glow throughout your garden, wrap around tree branches and bushes, infusing your entire garden with a mesmerising radiance.

Micro Lights

Micro lights are a delightful addition to any garden, emanating an aura that transforms your outdoor space into a magical wonderland. They are generally smaller than other string lights and perfect for styling in smaller nooks of your garden. For a classic, fuss-free look, opt for warm white micro lights on a green cable. Delicately nestle these lights into the lush foliage of bushes and hedgerows, creating an ethereal sparkle that gracefully illuminates your surroundings. For a unique, whimsy look, embrace the charm of nature with bee or flower micro lights. Entwining these endearing and creative designs among your plants and bushes will add a touch of enchantment to your garden.