It’s June and what means cozy to me this month is enjoying an outdoor summer evening. Finally the nights are warm enough to be outside well past sunset. And when you’re out past dark, you need a bit of lighting in the garden. Here are some great ideas for illuminating your nights. (This post contains affiliate links.)
Above are suspended glass jars with little tealights tucked inside. A few fairy lights are strung within the trees to create a magical effect.
Today is the first Saturday of the month which means it’s time to join my blogging friends for Cozy Living Saturday. You’ll find their inspiration at the end of this post.
You’ve probably seen these lighted patio umbrellas before. My daughter has one at her house and it’s such a great way to add a little light at night without making things too bright. It casts a nice ambiance, especially when paired with a small fire pit.
If your house is old like mine and you don’t have outdoor electric outlets for lights, consider something vintage and charming like a vintage kerosene lantern. One or two provides enough light for a small patio or deck.
String globe lights add fun to a summer evening picnic. String them from the lower branches of a tree and set your table underneath. Your guests will remember the setting with fond memories.
Add a large group of citronella candles to an outdoor patio table for evening entertaining (and warding off mosquitoes). A few nearby landscape lights also help to brighten the area.
Remember outdoor drive-in theaters? Create your own evening entertainment by setting up a makeshift screen framed in lights for easier viewing. What a fun, nostalgic night this would be.
Edison lights are all the rage when it comes to outdoor lighting. You can string these almost anywhere, like a deck or porch railing.
Japanese lanterns create interesting patterns across a garden path. I love this look!
An etched milk carafe creates a cute lantern with a tea light – you can also use a mason jar lantern or other vintage jar. Hang them from branches or shepherd’s hooks wherever you need to illuminate a garden space.
I hope these outdoor lighting ideas gave you some inspiration for creating cozy spaces in your yard and garden.
Be sure to visit my Cozy Living friends below to see what they’ve got going on this month.