Improving Your Outdoor Experience With Creative Lighting

The warm and cozy weather makes many homeowners want to spend more time outside than inside, so it’s only natural that they would want to decorate their outdoor living spaces to make them more appealing and comfortable. One simple and effective way to transform the space is through lighting. Handyman Connection® of Chicago NW shares some creative lighting ideas you can try:

Creative Lighting

String Lighting

String lights are an easy, fun, and fairly inexpensive way to illuminate your backyard. They come in varying lengths, sizes, and colors, allowing you to create any mood you prefer. They are also not limited to hanging overhead; you can wrap them around trees and furniture to highlight them. Simply string them up, and plug them in for a cozy night outside.

Orbs and Spheres

Not a fan of the boxy shape of lanterns? Transform your patio into an ethereal space with spheres and orbs. You can hang them individually to set a modern and futuristic feel, or cluster them on the ground for a mystical vibe.


Lanterns are another excellent outdoor lighting choice because they are mobile. If you’re not happy with where a lantern is positioned, simply lift them and move to a new location. Additionally, lanterns are highly versatile. They are available in a wide range of styles and colors, helping you set the mood. Depending on the aesthetic that you are going for and the amount of light you want, you can find lanterns that have LED lights or candles.

Hidden LED Lights

For a more muted and subtle lighting feature, you can try installing LED strips along the base of stairs or under furniture. This immediately brightens up your backyard and makes it safer for people to navigate their way through the space. It transforms your outdoor area into the perfect entertaining space day in and day out.

Ensure the safety of your family and guests by hiring a professional like Handyman Connection of Chicago NW to handle the electrical and technical aspects of the project. To learn more about our different home improvement services, contact us at (847) 202-3232.

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