At this point, your deck remodelers have already put in a brand-new deck in your backyard. It looks amazing and it goes all the way around the swimming pool. However something seems to be lacking and additional backyard tips might help. What you really need is to spruce up your lighting situation to make it brighter, more memorable, and certainly more enjoyable.
Some of us are under the impression that fixing our backyard lighting is going to cost a small fortune. Outdoor column lights, string lights, Texas lamp posts, and other options do not have to be too expensive. In fact, if you’re willing to do the work yourself – only if you’re qualified – you can put in new backyard lights relatively easily without having to spend big bucks in the process.
With that said, we’ll share four ways to easily spruce up your backyard lighting and have it look absolutely stunning in no time flat.
Texas Lamp Posts & String Lighting
Right now, many of us are jumping on this Lone Star State trend by adding Texas lamp posts to our backyard. Why? These lamp posts can easily be placed in gorgeous flower pots around the communal area in your backyard. You can then add string lighting from post to post and really illuminate the yard for very little cost.
Not only is this lighting efficient, as long as you have a power source nearby, you can move these Texas lamp posts to any area of the yard you choose. As an example, if you plan on having an outdoor party in your backyard, you can set up these lamp posts all throughout the yard and have string lighting run across them to illuminate the entire area very quickly and inexpensively.
Ping-Pong Ball Lights
This is another form of string lighting with more of a DIY feel to it. You can take your typical string lights and cover them with ping-pong balls – you’ll obviously have to cut a hole in each ball to have it fit around the light – and illuminate your backyard and make it very appealing at the same time.
Oddly enough, these ping-pong ball lights are a huge hit for some reason. Most don’t know why, but they really seem to like these lights in the backyard and they are a real crowd pleaser to say the least.
If you need to add additional lighting to your backyard and do so inexpensively, wrapping your trees with string lights is a great way to illuminate your yard and make it brighter for everyone in attendance. Indeed, make sure you purchase very bright white or yellow string lights so they can really brighten the space and provide much-needed lighting in a typically dark setting.
Remember, this is a temporary lighting solution. If you absolutely hate it for one reason or another, you can quickly take it down, store your string lights in the garage, and take them out the next time you need them. They do not need to become a permanent fixture in your backyard.
Glow stones look really pretty. There is no denying it. You can add them to the gravel path in your backyard and when the sun goes down and the moon comes up, these glowing stones will not only provide additional illumination, they’ll provide a gorgeous yet eerie color that will really make your backyard stand out and shine.
Illuminating your yard with backyard lighting doesn’t need to be an expensive proposition. On the contrary, if you use the suggestions we’ve shared today, you can quickly add additional lighting to your backyard for very little money indeed.