Whether you are planning a get-together with your friends & family – or want to add that magical, positive and glowy effect to your outdoor space – the festoon lights can do the job! These decorative lights are a perfect match to light-up any outdoor place – be it’s your backyard, porch or even balcony!
You can enjoy your evening tea or have a romantic dinner with your loved one sitting under the glow of festoon lights – giving you a warm and serene feeling.
Well, if you are scratching your head how to use these lights to decorate your outdoor space, but couldn’t reach on a conclusion – this article is what you need to read! In this article, we have shared some amazing ways to hang festoon lights in your outdoor spaces.
A Misconception About Festoon Lights!
One of the most common misconceptions about ‘Festoon Lights’ is that people think of them as either ‘Fairy Lights’ or ‘Christmas Decoration Lights.’ Both of the assumptions are wrong and if someone is selling you fairy/Christmas lights in the name of Festoon lights – DONT buy from them! Festoon lights aka ‘Party Lights’ or ‘Cafe Lights’ – are the long traditional bulb garlands. These lights produce warm light usually brighter than ‘FairyLights’ & ‘Christmas Lights.’
Why Use Festoon Lights Anyways?
Unlike other decorative lights, Festoon lights are perfect for both indoor and outdoor decoration. They produce bright and glowy lights that lit-up the whole area. With their bright & warm light – Festoon lights add a cheery and festive vibe around the place.
Be it a party, dinner or wedding ceremony – these lights are perfect for every occasion. Because even if it’s raining outside – these lights shine bright without any problem. On top of everything, these lights are very cost-effective and easy to use. You can purchase outdoor festoon lights at reasonable to make your spring and summer evenings perfect & serene!
Outdoor Festoon Light Decoration Idea!
Festoon Lights are the perfect ‘Decoration’ choice for any special occasion -, especially weddings! People prefer to hang these decorative lights to make their outdoor gathering more magical and beautiful. Here are a few ideas to give you a headstart on how to use these lights to decorate your outdoor to make your evenings ‘PERFECT’!
–Create A Ceiling Of Lights:
The most popular way to decorate your backyard using Festoon lights is to make a ceiling of them. This style not only adds more charm to the place but provides enough bright light.
This decoration is ideal for wedding after-party, barbeque evenings, dinner with friends and family, and for celebrating festivals etc. You can use cup hooks & attach them to the walls or posts to hang the light bulb garlands.
To make it more exciting, you can align them in a zig-zag pattern.
–Hung Along with The Awning:
The most common and simple way to give your backyard a different look is to use your backyard roof awning as a border to hang the festoon bulb strings. With this simple idea, your garden will not only look festive but have the perfect extra lighting to make your evenings bright and cheery. You can use purpose-made-clips to hang the lights if want to decorate temporarily.
–Strung On The Trees:
Want to surprise your partner on your anniversary or their birthday? Don’t go for an expensive option. Simply just buy some festoon lights and strung them from one tree to another tree – throughout the garden. You can also wrap the festoon bulb strings around the tree trunks.
–Wrap Around In The Balcony:
You can use festoon lights to turn your dull and boring balcony – into a sanctuary! Wrap the strings of the bulbs around your balcony grill. Add some comfortable chairs and cushions, a small table and some plants. And you can relax and enjoy your coffee after a long, tiring day!
–Hang Vertically On The Wall:
As they say ‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.’ True! You don’t always have to think out of the box! You can make your backyard/garden/porch interesting, cheery and stimulating – by simply hanging the strings of light bulb garlands vertically on the wall. With the change of view, you can easily have a corner to snap some nice photographs!
–Pair With Fairy Lights:
Speaking of ‘thinking out of the box’ you can pair the festoon light with fairy lights to add a twinkling effect!
Follow Your Heart!
There are hundreds of way, you can use festoon light garlands to decorate your outdoor space. It depends on your choice and preference! Use your ideas, follow your heart and get creative with these bright light strings to add charm to your outdoor space! And if you don’t have an outdoor space to hang these lights – then don’t lose your heart! Because you can always hang them inside the house as well!