How to Style Your Outdoor Patio

Written by: Emily Rayner

Enjoying bright glowing spaces isn’t just restricted to homes with large gardens this season, no matter the size of your outdoor space, gather your loved ones together and embrace evenings spent alfresco, relishing the art of slow living. Read on to discover the best ways to decorate your patio with garden lights and welcome an oasis of illumination this summer.

Light at 3 Levels

The best way to open up your outdoor patio space is by ensuring to add light at all 3 levels, overhead, eye level and floor level. Adding a glow to each section gives the illusion of a bigger space as it utilises more areas in your garden. Begin to uplift your garden patio with traditional festoons lights swagged overhead, adorning the perimeter of your pergola or home and securing in place with cable ties, to thread a cosy warm ambience throughout your outdoor living space. You can also add hanging solar lanterns to your space as they charge throughout the day and automatically light up at night, creating a magical and enchanting ambience as night falls each evening.

Sparkle with Solar

Adding light at eye level can be done in so many ways; place LED candles on tables and stools or nestle delicate micro lights and solar stake lights in amongst surrounding flower beds to weave an enchanting glow across your garden. With ethereal mushroom and toadstool motifs trending for SS23, solar stake lights are the perfect, simple addition to your summer garden décor. Simply position in the sunny lower-level nooks of your garden, to soak up the sun rays during the day and magically illuminate as dusk begins to fall.

Add a Candlelit Glow

Finally, add a comforting glow at ground level by incorporating garden lanterns upon your patio or deck, placing beside outdoor seating to create a relaxed atmosphere as the evening settles in. The minimalistic silhouette of black metal lanterns paired with LED candles will be a timeless addition to your garden décor and transcend the seasons. With a choice of solar or battery powered options there is something to suit every outdoor space as the gentle flicker of candlelight brings a touch of magic for idyllic summer evenings at home.