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How To Decorate A Patio with Lights

how to decorate a patio with lights

A patio offers a blank canvas to work with, which is great if you know exactly what kind of look you hope to achieve, but not so great if you’re stuck for design ideas. 

You can go in any direction with patio decoration; you can create the perfect space for entertaining, a great family area for your children or grandchildren to play, or a relaxing spot to sit back and watch the stars with a good glass of wine. 

No matter what kind of space you want to achieve with your patio, just like when deciding what to put in other rooms, at some point or other you’re going to have to pick a lighting style. 

Thankfully, we have you covered with five excellent options for decorating a patio with lights, so that you can create your dream patio space a little easier...

Option One: Take Inspiration from the Sky with Roof Lighting

Where better to take your patio lighting inspiration from than the night sky above? Whilst most patios don’t have walls, with some creative design they can very easily have a roof.

An open roof design with hanging fairy lights will create a wonderfully subtle lighting style that’ll look magical, whether you just want to relax in your garden or hosting a party on a special occasion. 

how to decorate a patio with lights

Solar lights on stakes that can be pushed into the ground are a brilliant way to make a patio border and perfectly – and safely - light up the space

Option Two: Harness Free Energy with Solar Lights

Outdoor lighting can be expensive, so why not save some money and cut down on your energy use by investing in solar lights? 

There are some amazing solar light styles on the market that are designed specifically to handle weather exposure-the only limits are your imagination! 

how to decorate a patio with lights

Picket fencing or trellis fencing are great options to create a boundary around your patio and are strong and durable enough to hold all manner of lighting. Fairy lights, lanterns, or spotlights - with a garden fence, you can easily and stylishly light up your patio

Option Three: Wrap Your Patio with Fence Lights

For a slightly more durable patio border, that also happens to be the ideal place to decorate your patio with lights, consider investing in a high-quality patio fence. 

Picket fencing or trellis fencing are great options to create a boundary around your patio and are strong and durable enough to hold all manner of lighting. Fairy lights, lanterns, or spotlights - with a garden fence, you can easily and stylishly light up your patio.

Option Four: Light Up Your Seating Area with LED Lighting

If you regularly entertain, then LED lighting is a wonderful option that will definitely impress your guests.

Installing vibrant LED lights underneath your patio furniture will create an eye-catching look and provide your patio with plenty of light without completely overwhelming the space. 

how to decorate a patio with lights

Not only can you hone your cooking skills with some fire pit recipes, but as soon as you light your fire pit, your patio will be filled with warm and natural flickering light!

Option Five: Practical Yet Beautiful Fire Pit Lighting 

Lighting doesn’t come any more practical than in the form of a fire pit. With a fire pit you get light, heat, and a surprisingly good outdoor cooking space!

Not only can you hone your cooking skills with some fire pit recipes, but as soon as you light your fire pit, your patio will be filled with warm and natural flickering light. 

Start Your Patio Project with the Best Patio Surface

The best patio décor starts with the best patio surface. If you want to create the kind of patio space that is amazing to relax in and ideal for large and small gatherings, then you need a patio surface that is beautiful, strong, and low maintenance. 

One patio material that fits the brief perfectly is resin. 

A resin bound patio surface is incredibly strong and durable, with a stunning range of finishes to choose from. From the modern ‘Grey Slate’ finish to the classic ‘Meadow’ finish, with resin, you can get the patio of your dreams. 

how to decorate a patio with lights

Resin bound is a durable, long-lasting material, resistant to common surface problems like weeds and cracks, and has excellent drainage, so your patio isn’t going to be ruined by puddles. On top of the highly beneficial design of a resin patio, the surface also looks great with a range of different lighting styles!

Home Logic: The Home of Garden Transformations

Patios are a popular garden addition for good reason.  With a modern surface and fantastic lighting, you can turn a simple garden enhancement into a true garden feature. 

If you would like to revamp and revitalise your patio today, then look no further than the team at Home Logic. Our stunning range of garden products and our professional resin bound surfacing service can turn your patio into the highlight of your garden. Simply call 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to get the ball rolling today!