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Eye Candy: 10 Clever Ways To Use Bistro Lights Outside

Eye Candy: 10 Clever Ways To Use Bistro Lights Outside

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Bistro lights, also known as globe or string lights, are hot these days... people are using them for weddings and parties, but they're also great for general everyday use. And you can do more than just drape them on a railing. Here are ten clever ways to use them.   

 

Eye Candy: 10 Clever Ways To Use Bistro Lights Outside

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1. Wrap bistro lights around tree branches to cast a pretty glow over your patio or backyard. [Photo: The Good Life]

 

Eye Candy: 10 Clever Ways To Use Bistro Lights Outside

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2. Neatly line the ceiling of your porch with them. [Photo: Family Savvy]

 

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Eye Candy: 10 Clever Ways To Use Bistro Lights Outside

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3. Create a wall of lights by hanging them vertically. [Photo: Lights For All Occasions]

 

Eye Candy: 10 Clever Ways To Use Bistro Lights Outside

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4. String bistro lights along a fence for a pretty addition to the perimeter of your yard. [Photo: Via The Odyssey

 

Eye Candy: 10 Clever Ways To Use Bistro Lights Outside

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5. If you have an urban space with walls on either side, string them back and forth to create a ceiling of lights. [Photo: Via Yard Envy]

 

Eye Candy: 10 Clever Ways To Use Bistro Lights Outside

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6. Cluster them to create a bright glow over your table. [Photo: Studio Impressions]

 

Eye Candy: 10 Clever Ways To Use Bistro Lights Outside

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7. String them over a pool - you'll get double the effect, thanks to the reflective surface of the water. [Photo: Breakfast At Yurman's]

 

Eye Candy: 10 Clever Ways To Use Bistro Lights Outside

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8. Combine lights with streamers or ribbons for a colorful look. [Photo: Via Decozilla]

 

Eye Candy: 10 Clever Ways To Use Bistro Lights Outside

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9. Hang them outward from one high center point (like a tree) to recreate this pretty idea. [Photo: Annie McElwain]

 

Eye Candy: 10 Clever Ways To Use Bistro Lights Outside

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10. Add posts around your deck specifically to hold your bistro lights. Get the tutorial here. [Photo: Bright July]

 

10 Clever Ways To Use Bistro Lights

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