Backyard Entertaining with Outdoor Bistro String Lights

05/17/19

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These warmer months are wonderful for hosting backyard BBQs, wine nights with the gals, and other outdoor events. But, once it gets dark you are left with two options -- either move inside or end the night.

Outdoor bistro string lights create a unique ambiance perfect for entertaining into the evening.

Outdoor Bistro String Lights

Sometimes referred to as festoon, café, or globe lights -- decorative string lights can be used to add ambiance to any outdoor space.

Often used at weddings and other nighttime events; however, outdoor dining and gathering areas are also popular choices. Bistro lights are a great option for decks, patios, pergolas, among other outdoor areas.

The short video below takes you behind the scenes of a patio outdoor string lighting installation in Omaha. It shows a time-lapse version of the installation process, what the patio looks like after, and more outdoor bistro string lighting ideas.

Omaha Patio String Lighting Project 

The homeowners wanted a semi-temporary option added to their landscape lighting design for backyard entertaining purposes during the spring and summer months. Outdoor bistro lights are a great seasonal option.

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Creating the Landscape Lighting Design

Since the homeowners wanted a seasonal option for their patio, we had to make it possible to set up and take down. Our team made the bistro string lights and removable pole. The bulb watt to cable length ratio has to be correct not to overload your system. A “patio light zone' was set up” that allows the homeowners to control their bistro lights from their phone without disturbing the rest of their lighting design.

The string lights extend across the patio area from the deck to where they join at the pole. A large tree could be used to create a similar effect.

Now, the homeowners can turn on the patio string lights anytime they want the perfect nighttime ambiance. Once the season is over, we’ll come to take it down, store it, and then put it up again next season.

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Whether you are hosting a special event or simply enjoying the evening view, bistro string lights provide a nice soft ambiance for your outdoor areas. They are adaptable to endless design patterns or configurations, making them ideal for various types of decks, patios, pergolas, and other outdoor spaces. Edison-style bulbs are also available for those that prefer more of a traditional, vintage look.

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Ready to transform your outdoor space? Schedule a free consultation online to discuss outdoor bistro lights for your outdoor areas with a designer.


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