Published on July 18, 2017

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Photography by Whitney Leigh Morris

Nothing says summer like a relaxing evening spent on a cozy, outdoor patio with a cold beverage in hand and/or next-level ice cream sandwiches to go around. But the perfect outdoor space isn’t complete without the right lighting to show off your personal style and add some more personality to your space.

Ahead, discover our favorite outdoor lights, ranging from  playful pineapple string lights to Hawaiian-style tiki torches for the perfect outdoor paradise. (And check out Whitney Leigh Morris’s dreamy patio space, pictured here, for more inspiration.)

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Photography by Seletti

Pair Seletti’s three different colored string lights together for a lively, fun aesthetic, or choose to decorate with just one color for a more classic look.

Seletti Bella Vista Lights, Domino, $149.99
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Photography by Allsop Home & Garden

For some boho flair, hang these delicate, bold lanterns that look like they were crocheted.

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Photography by Waiting on Martha

Because you can never go wrong with fun, fruit-inspired decor for summer decorating.

Pineapple String Lights, Waiting on Martha, $29
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Photography by Target

This affordable tiki torch is the answer to all of your backyard oasis dreams.

Tiki Metal Genie Torch, Target, $9.99 

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Photography by Wayfair

If real fire is too much for you, these solar powered tiki torches are the next best option.

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Photography by Nuvo Lighting

A white hanging lantern with glass panels like this one will transform your outdoor space from bleak to chic. Perfect for stringing up in your gazebo or on your back porch. 

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Photography by LTROP

These warm, decorative globe lights will make your outdoor space look dreamier and more romantic than ever before. They are waterproof and solar-powered, with an eight-hour working time.

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Photography by Soji

Designed in six different patterns, the Soji solar lantern is an exciting addition to your backyard. Hang it alone, or in combination with different styles. They’re made from weather-resistant fabric and can hang outside year round.

Soji Printed Black and White Stripe Solar Lantern, Allsop Home & Garden, $29.99

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Photography by Pier 1 Imports

These teal, ombre medallion glass lanterns will pair beautifully with other sizes and colors for a peaceful, zen-like paradise.

Teal Ombre Medallion Glass Lanterns, Pier 1 Imports, $9.95-$19.95

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Photography by IREALIST

These waterproof, solar-powered multi-color lantern globe lights are the perfect pop of color to add to a deck, fence, or empty backyard space.

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Photography by Vintage Marquee Lights

Doubling as wall-art and outdoor lighting, this battery-powered vintage star will surely add a statement to your space. Check out more shapes that better show off your style, here.

Vintage Marquee Lights Star, Domino, $228

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Photography by SmartSolar

These solar-powered industrial cage-style lights will gracefully adorn wooden surfaces, trees, shrubs, and gardens.

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Photography by Gardener’s Supply Company

Meet the most magical planters you’ve ever seen. Choose color-changing mode or select a single color to illuminate your space.

Solar Illuminated Planter, Gardener’s Supply Company, $74.89

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Photography by LAVISH THREE

These vintage garden lanterns are the perfect combination of country charm and rustic character.

Rustic Garden Lantern, Rustic Three, $22 

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Photography by Y Lighting

This sleek, copper wall light brightly illuminates the area below the mounting surface. Choose between size small and large, depending on your needs and style.


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