Transform your outdoor space with patio lights!
Nothing says summer like an outdoor gathering, but what if you want to take your hosting skills up a notch? The answer… patio lights! Whether you know them as patio lights, string lights, or simply outdoor lighting, you’ve definitely heard of this growing trend. It’s growing quickly because patio lights automatically transform an outdoor space and give off a certain ambience that’s sure to make your space envy-worthy.
Before you get started, there are a few things to consider when you hang your lights including:
- Where to hang patio lights
- Types of patio lights
- Patio lights that don’t attract bugs
- How to hang patio lights
Where to Hang Patio Lights
First, it’s best to decide where you want your patio lights. You’ll want lights in areas that are already dark, and you’ll want to avoid putting lights that break up the flow of traffic throughout your gathering area. In addition, deciding where you want your lights will help you determine the brightness of the bulb. You don’t want your brightest bulbs at eye-level blinding everyone at your party. That will definitely get your guests talking about your outdoor space, but not in the way that you want.
If you remember only one thing about where to position your patio lights, remember this! Low-voltage lights should be positioned lower than two feet above the ground and standard-voltage lights higher than seven feet. Also, try to position lights downward to light up walking areas.