25 Gorgeous Outdoor Patio Festoon Lighting Ideas

Patio festoon lighting is a great way to make your backyard feel like a world of its own. The right patio lighting can construct an ambiance that will draw your family and friends back again and again.

Here are 25 Patio Festoon Lighting Ideas that will help you design your space both indoors and outdoors this summer.

We at FLB are well-known specialists in the lighting industry in Brisbane. We sat down and gathered the best 25 ideas to light up your patio with brilliant festoon lighting.

Here are our 25 Patio Festoon Light Ideas on view. We also included frequently asked questions at the bottom of the article.

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#1 – Light up a fence to make an impact

The first on our garden lighting ideas list is to light up your fence! This will produce to a warm and inviting atmospheric light for you and your guests. You can use solar-powered festoon lights or LED lights to achieve this look outdoors. Just be sure to place them in strategic spots so that they illuminate your fence in the best way possible.

#2 – Create a romantic outdoor dining effect

It’s important to incorporate and design your outdoors with a lot of lights, greenery, flowers, and other natural elements into your home. It doesn’t have to be all flowers and plants, though! You can create a nice outdoor dining experience by adding in a few statues and fountains, as well. The most important thing is to make sure your outdoor space is filled with natural elements. 

You can collect pine cones, leaves, and sticks and scatter them throughout a garden! It’ll help keep your space looking just as nice as it did when you first planted it and is a great way to incorporate a lot of green into your home. Use your design skills to craft a romantic mood, finish the look with outdoor lighting.

#3 – Hang lights into bushes to create a magical setting

Design your outdoors and hang LED string lights into bushes to produce a magical setting for a party or gathering. The LED lights will add a touch of whimsy and romance to the event, and your guests will be enchanted. This is a simple way to transform your yard into an enchanted space, and it’s sure to be a hit with everyone who attends.

#4 – Go linear with a brick

There’s something about a brick wall that just screams “stability” – especially when combined with lights. Maybe it’s the straight lines, or the uniformity of the bricks. Either way, a brick wall is the perfect symbol of linearity.

It can be a very nice addition to homes or business and is often used as a backdrop for advertisements. It also provides a nice background for pictures, etg. for your family photo. Brick walls also tend to make a place feel more homey and comfortable, especially if illuminated by night.

#5 – Add fairy-tale magic to your patio deck

If you’re looking to add a touch of magic to your outdoor space, consider decking out your patio with fairy-tale-inspired decor lighting. Think along the lines of delicate lights, pretty flowers, and whimsical sculptures. You could even paint your furniture in pastel colours to really capture that ethereal look. Whatever you choose, be sure it brings a smile to your face every time you step outside.

#6 – Create a celebration scheme with paper lanterns

Paper lanterns are one of our favourite patio lighting ideas. They’re a great way to add a touch of whimsy and fun to any celebration. They come in a variety of colors and sizes, so you can invent a scheme that is perfect for a dining event with family and friends. Hang them from the ceiling or line them up along the edges of a dance floor to add a festive touch.

#7 – Consider solar-powered lighting for a green setting

There are many reasons to consider solar-powered lighting when creating a green setting. These LED lights are a renewable resource, meaning they won’t run out like traditional fossil fuels. They’re also much cheaper to operate since you’ll never have to pay for electricity to power them. And, of course, these lights are much better for the environment since they don’t produce any emissions.

So, if you’re looking for some new lighting ideas, consider these LED lights for a green setting. Not only will you save money and help the environment, but you’ll also be using a renewable resource that will never run out.

#8 – Decorate the pathway to guide through the darkness

When night falls and darkness engulfs the world, you want to be able to see clearly and be sure not to trip over obstacles on your way home. If you decorate the pathway with LED lights, it will be much easier to guide yourself through the darkness. You can use candles, or other lighting to light the way. Just be sure to place them in a way that is easy to follow. Then you’ll be able to find your way without any trouble.

#9 – Attach your lighting to a fence in a zigzag-pattern

Attaching lights in a zigzag pattern is another one of our favourite lighting ideas. This is a great way to decorate a fence, and attaching lighting in a zigzag pattern is a great option to add visual interest. To bring outdoor lighting into your exterior, simply start at one end of the fence and attach the festoons in a zigzag pattern, alternating between the left and right sides of the fence. This will create a fun and festive ambiance that is sure to get noticed.

#10 – Hang them over a pool for a holiday feel

What’s more festive than a pool party with waterproof lighting? Your pool will be the life of the party by hanging LED lights over it. This will produce a lovely, holiday atmosphere that your guests are sure to enjoy. Plus, the LED lights will make your pool seem even more inviting, so you’re sure to get plenty of use out of them.

Pro Tip: Be sure to get a set of low-voltage LED lights to guarantee safety in your space.

#11 – Set them up easily with poles to draw attention to a specific area

Setting up LED lights is easy when you have poles to draw attention to a specific area. By using poles, you can erect stable fixtures and a focal point that will highlight your decor. Plus, setting up the lights is quick and easy, so you can enjoy your party or event without having to worry about the hassle of putting up and taking down the lights.

#12 – Combine festoon lighting with green for a natural feature 

Lighting design is a great way to add some extra light to your outdoor space, and combining it with green elements is a great way to construct a natural look. They will look great against a green background, such as a hedge or a tree, and can really help to brighten up your exterior area. For a more dramatic look, you could try using white festoon light bulbs against a green background.

#13 – Combine different string lights to create a mesmerizing atmosphere

Lights are the perfect way to add a touch of magic to any setting. Whether you’re looking to set a romantic ambiance or simply add a bit of whimsy to your décor, combining different lighting options can help you achieve the perfect atmosphere.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to combining lights. One popular option is to mix and match different colors and sizes for a truly unique display. Another option is to use lights of different lengths or even different types for an interesting visual effect.

#14 – Add a playful touch to your umbrellas 

Adding lights to your umbrellas is a great way to add a touch of playfulness to your outdoor space. Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply enjoying a quiet evening at home, the bright lights will add a touch of magic to your evening. Plus, they’re easy to install and require very little maintenance, so you can enjoy them for years to come.

#15 – Design your garden tree with shining lights 

If you want to add a touch of magic, why not adorn your tree with some shining lights? You can find durable outdoor lights in our shop, and they come in a variety of colors and sizes. String them up around the tree trunk and let them twinkle in the night. You can even add some battery-operated lights or even lamps for a truly enchanting look.

#16 – Decorate mature trees with lights for dramatic landscaping 

Mature trees are the perfect backdrop for dramatic landscaping. By decorating them with hanging lights, you will set a stunning visual display that is sure to impress. This is a great way to add some extra flair to your outdoor space, and it will also make it more inviting for guests who are sure to love it.

#17 – Create a multicoloured glow with vines

Use colourful festoon globes to set a multicoloured glow in your outdoor space. By stringing them up with vines, you can design a truly stunning display that is sure to impress your guests.

Festoons are also relatively easy to set up. Simply find a suitable location to hang them from and then start stringing them up. You can use any type of vine or plant that you like, and you can even add in some fairy lighting for an extra touch of magic.

#18 – Lead the way with arches

Arches are a classic architectural element that can be used to add style and character to any building. They are also a great way to add structural support and stability. Whether you are looking to add a decorative touch to your home or you need a more substantial support system, decorating your arches with some fun lights are a great option.

#19 – Create a cozy, warm-white glowing wall of lights

There’s something magical about a wall of lights. It’s like a blank canvas that you can fill with your own personal touch. Whether you want to add a touch of romance with some LED lights or set a festive atmosphere, a wall of lights is the perfect way to add some extra light and warmth to your home.

To set a cozy, warm-white glow, start with fairy lights. These delicate lights will add a touch of whimsy and romance to any room. If you want to add a bit more light, try adding some LED lights to the mix. You can find LED lights in a variety of colors, so you can really customize your wall of lights to match your style.

#20 – Open the doorway to a fairyland with dried branches

Dried branches can be used for a stunning and unique doorway into a fairyland. All you need to do is gather some branches and then decorate them with whatever you like. You could use paint, glitter, ribbon, and of course other strings of lighting. Once you’ve created your doorway, simply stand back, see and enjoy the enchanting view.

#21 – Illuminate a pergola to create an enchanting focal point

One way to add interest and focal point to your exterior living space is to Illuminate a pergola. This can be done in a number of ways, depending on the look you are trying to achieve. For a romantic, enchanting look, you could hang festoon party lights or lanterns from the beams of the pergola. If you want a more whimsical look, fairy lights would be a great option. You could also use spotlights to highlight the pergola and create a more dramatic look.

#22 – Keep it minimalistic

With minimalism, less is definitely more. This decorating style is all about keeping things clean, simple, and chic. And one of the best ways to achieve a minimalistic look is with lights.

Whether you put up some festoon globes or hang some other lighting accessory, lights are a great way to add a touch of holiday cheer without going overboard. Plus, they add a bit of cozy warmth to any space. So if you’re looking to keep your holiday decorating simple and stylish, don’t forget the lights!

#23 – Sit underneath the stars with fairy lights

Sit underneath the stars with fairy lights and enjoy the quiet beauty of the night sky in style. Let the soft light of the stars lull you into a peaceful sleep. Listen to the silence of the night and let the peace of the stars wash over you.

#24 – Go Mediterranean for a welcoming feel

The Mediterranean style is one of the most popular design styles for creating a warm and welcoming feel in a space. This style is inspired by the regions around the Mediterranean Sea, with influences from countries like Spain, Italy, Greece, and Morocco. The key features of this style include bright colors, a focus on outdoor living, and a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

#25 – Dine in an open-air setting for a summer soirée

If you’re looking for a summer soirée with a difference, why not try dining in an open-air setting? And where better to create such a setting than in your own backyard! Dining al fresco is a great way to enjoy the warm weather and good company. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to show off your culinary skills! So get a set of LED lights and transform summer nights into unforgettable events.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are festoon lights waterproof?

Yes, our festoon lights are waterproof. 

We offer our lights with an IP44 rating which makes them especially durable against rain, hail and shine – and other harsh conditions that the Australian climate has to offer. Our festoon globes are made of hard-wearing plastic which makes them shatter-proof and safe in case one is accidentally knocked over. 

Our fairy lights are IP67-rated which makes them equally durable and strong for every event and weather.

Can you dim festoon lights?

Yes, you can dim our festoon lights using a dimmer remote control that we offer separately in our shop. 

 A dimmer remote controller helps to create a softer, more ambient light and can be used to great effect in outdoor spaces. When dimming lights, it is important to remember that the lower the light intensity, the longer the bulbs will last.

Can you leave festoon lights out all year?

The answer is yes and no. Realistically, our commercial festoon lights are designed for long-term use – even in outdoor settings – and will withstand the elements if left outside. However, you should consider taking a few precautions to prolong their lifespan and enjoy them for many seasons to come.

To start, invest in high-quality lights. These will be made with weather-resistant materials and better quality bulbs, meaning they will be able to withstand more wear and tear. 

Secondly, be sure to store your festoon string lights properly when not in use. This means keeping them in a dry, safe place where they will not be exposed to extreme temperatures or moisture. 

Finally, be sure to inspect them before each use, and replace any damaged parts as necessary. With a little bit of care, you can enjoy your festoon lighting for many years to come.

In Summary

There’s nothing like outdoor lighting to create a magical ambiance in your backyard or on your patio. And with so many different styles to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect look to suit your space. All our outdoor lighting ideas can be either set up by yourself as a DIY project. However, if you’re looking for something more extravagant like a outdoor lights ceiling arrangement or a canopy, check out our hiring services in Brisbane.

Looking for something a little more subdued? Fairy lights are a great option. These delicate lights are perfect for winding around trees or draping across a pergola. And they come in a variety of colors, so you can find the perfect shade to suit your space.

No matter what your style, there’s a patio light option that’s perfect for you. So get creative and start brainstorming how you can incorporate these lights into your space.

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