Lately, I’m loving the look of outdoor string lights as a way to create an inviting and cozy outdoor space! If you share my love for this look and are searching for exterior lighting ideas,  you’ll want to check out the options I have for you. Whether you are decorating for a wedding, a birthday party, or just need extra lighting outside,  one of these “brilliant” choices  is sure to hit the mark.

Looking for exterior lighting ideas? I' have a few options for you. Lately I've been loving the look of outdoor string lights. What a way to create an inviting cozy space outdoors! Whether you are planning to decorate for a wedding, a dinner party, or just need extra lighting outside, at least one of these brilliant ideas are sure to hit the mark (pun intended) Let the ambiance begin! 

9 stunning exterior lighting ideas you’ll want to copy

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1. Light of the Party

Jessica from the Vanderveen house did a beautiful job lining a covered patio space with string lights as part of this cute birthday part set up. Click here to see more and copy this look!

If you are looking for exterior lighting ideas I've got  a few options for you. I love the look of string lights. What a way to create an inviting cozy space outdoors! Whether you are planning to decorate for a wedding, a dinner party, or just need extra lighting outside, at least one of these brilliant ideas are sure to hit the mark (pun intended) Let the ambiance begin! 

2. Bright Forest Lights

Rhoda from Southern Hospitality added string lights around her outdoor deck. I love how she hung them from that beautiful corner post! Click here to get all of the details on this look!

If you are looking for exterior lighting ideas I've got  a few options for you. I love the look of string lights. What a way to create an inviting cozy space outdoors! Whether you are planning to decorate for a wedding, a dinner party, or just need extra lighting outside, at least one of these brilliant ideas are sure to hit the mark (pun intended) Let the ambiance begin! 

3. Cozy Outdoor Deck 

Jenna from Jenna Kate at Home features a cozy sitting area surrounded by gorgeous string lights. No need for a covered deck to get this look. Find all the details here!

If you are looking for exterior lighting ideas I've got  a few options for you. I love the look of string lights. What a way to create an inviting cozy space outdoors! Whether you are planning to decorate for a wedding, a dinner party, or just need extra lighting outside, at least one of these brilliant ideas are sure to hit the mark (pun intended) Let the ambiance begin! 

4. Bling in the Trees 

I am in LOVE with the idea of using tree branches to hang string lights. No need for hooks, nails, or posts. Allison from the House of Hepworths nailed it with this look! If you want to add  bling around your trees, you will want to see this post by clicking here!

5. Rest Easy Hammock Area

Brett and Kelly from North Country Nest created a stunning Lazy hammock area under string lights, right by the water. Can it get any better than this?  I submit that it cannot!. Just looking at this photo makes me feel calmer! Siesta anyone? Read more about this space here.

If you are looking for exterior lighting ideas I've got  a few options for you. I love the look of string lights. What a way to create an inviting cozy space outdoors! Whether you are planning to decorate for a wedding, a dinner party, or just need extra lighting outside, at least one of these brilliant ideas are sure to hit the mark (pun intended) Let the ambiance begin! 

6. Pleasantly Pretty Pergola

Emily from Small Stuff Counts lined up her entire pergola with solar string lights for a beautiful and affordable look! Click here to get more details.

If you are looking for exterior lighting ideas I've got  a few options for you. I love the look of string lights. What a way to create an inviting cozy space outdoors! Whether you are planning to decorate for a wedding, a dinner party, or just need extra lighting outside, at least one of these brilliant ideas are sure to hit the mark (pun intended) Let the ambiance begin! 

7. Reach New Heights

Rachel from Craving Some Creativity used really tall posts to hang string lights around her outdoor deck. How cool is that look? See how she did it by clicking here.

If you are looking for exterior lighting ideas I've got  a few options for you. I love the look of string lights. What a way to create an inviting cozy space outdoors! Whether you are planning to decorate for a wedding, a dinner party, or just need extra lighting outside, at least one of these brilliant ideas are sure to hit the mark (pun intended) Let the ambiance begin! 

8. Cutie Patootie Pergola

Bethany from Reality Day Dream created a beautiful, cozy space with string lights hanging between birch logs. Simply stunning. I picture an intimate dinner for two, a diamond ring, and a proposal? Click here to get the details!

If you are looking for exterior lighting ideas I've got  a few options for you. I love the look of string lights. What a way to create an inviting cozy space outdoors! Whether you are planning to decorate for a wedding, a dinner party, or just need extra lighting outside, at least one of these brilliant ideas are sure to hit the mark (pun intended) Let the ambiance begin! 

9. Four Corner Planters

Charlotte from At Charlotte’s House created gorgeous wooden planters as holders for the string lights surrounding her patio. What a creative idea! Click here for the full tutorial and copy this look!

Are you ready to copy these exterior lighting ideas? Tell me which of these is your favorite in the comments!

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Looking for exterior lighting ideas? I' have a few options for you. Lately I've been loving the look of outdoor string lights. What a way to create an inviting cozy space outdoors! Whether you are planning to decorate for a wedding, a dinner party, or just need extra lighting outside, at least one of these brilliant ideas are sure to hit the mark (pun intended) Let the ambiance begin! 


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Novice woodworker and serial Popcorn eater, Janice Thomas writes detailed tutorials that motivate others to "dare to try". Originally from Puerto Rico, Janice is fluent in Spanish and dreams of owning a beach house on the island someday! Janice currently lives in Utah with her husband and children, where she works as a university professor.

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