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.)
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.
For some boho flair, hang these delicate, bold lanterns that look like they were crocheted.
Because you can never go wrong with fun, fruit-inspired decor for summer decorating.
This affordable tiki torch is the answer to all of your backyard oasis dreams.
Tiki Metal Genie Torch, Target, $9.99
If real fire is too much for you, these solar powered tiki torches are the next best option.
Newhouse Lighting Solar Powered Tiki Torch, Wayfair, $38.99
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.
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.
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
Teal Ombre Medallion Glass Lanterns, Pier 1 Imports, $9.95-$19.95
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.
IREALIST Mult-Color Lantern Ball Lights, Amazon, $24.24
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
These solar-powered industrial cage-style lights will gracefully adorn wooden surfaces, trees, shrubs, and gardens.
SmartSolar Cornelius Solar String Lights, Jet.com, $27.11
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
These vintage garden lanterns are the perfect combination of country charm and rustic character.
Rustic Garden Lantern, Rustic Three, $22
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.