Summer is here and there’s nothing better than spending a summer night outdoor in your garden or backyard alongside family and friends, enjoying a good meal or a glass of wine and great conversation. Decorating your garden is highly important, whether you decide to take this step towards throwing a party or simply creating your special relaxation corner hidden between greenery and fresh flowers. Adding light comes in as an essential element in the design scheme, one with the purpose of directing, emphasizing, contrasting and creating the proper atmosphere, romantic or fun and fresh. it is so easy to transform an ordinary mundane corner of your garden into a very romantic spot for a dinner for two. String lights, handmade luminaries, solar globes, every single piece can have a role to play and a certain atmosphere to create, depending on taste and occasion. To offer variety, we have selected 10 different beautiful ways to add light to your garden paths. Choose the one that fits you and your home best and leave your feedback in the comment section below.

string lights can recreate a fantasy world in your garden

These delicate lights can be simply thrown in a majestic tree and let to hang, infusing a pleasant cozy light into the atmosphere.

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the paths leading to your front door should not be neglected

Place the lights strategically to emphasize certain plants.

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choose tiki torches for a festive atmosphere

If you were looking for a Hawaiian inspired theme, you should go with tiki torches, the ones that provide light from a battery charged from daylight, not the ones with fire, although those might serve properly as well.

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have a fun family gathering and create tin can luminaries lit with small tea candles

Save up on tin cans and perforate them with a nail in a beautiful pattern that will allow candle light to be exuded through and illuminate your path.

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a creative method of keeping the party going

Light the pool at night and keep drinks cool and fresh.

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add SOLAR  LIGHTS to your garden paths

If placing lights through your garden the traditional way seems to much of a trouble, you can always go for solar path lights that require no digging. You do not need cabling for this particular solution and you can mold the lights to your path. The system comes with integrated sensors, allowing them to automatically switch over to recharging from the sun during daytime and provide light during the night.

 

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embed lights into logs for a bold unusual contrast

If you were searching for a delicate discreet lighting choice, this idea comes in to help you. Place the logs alongside the path or at random intervals in your garden, leading your guest through an unexplored area.

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use slices of log and solar lights as stepping stones

It is safe to step on these creations, just don’t forget to change the batteries from time to time.

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little solar solders will lead your guests through the garden

This type of garden lighting fixture exudes little discreet light so you are allowed to go overboard and place quite a few of these fellows.

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a rich combination of garden lighting fixture and flower pot

During the day, these solar charged rocks show no sign of the spectacle they are to offer at nighttime.

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Which of the above featured lighting ideas fits you best? Do they overcome their aesthetic appeal and serve a functional purpose as well? We invite you to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Codreanu Andreea