Backyard Entertaining with Outdoor Bistro String Lights


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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.



Patio String Lighting Project in Omaha

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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Why Outdoor Bistro String Lights?

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. Besides looking great, they can also provide task lighting for your functional needs.

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. We can also add a dimmer so you can set the mood for any occasion. 

Custom Landscape Lighting Design Omaha Nebraska

The precut outdoor strands at big box stores can limit your design choices and provide low-quality options. At McKay Landscape Lighting, we customize our outdoor bistro string lights to fit your space, so you end up with the perfect look, height, and spacing. Plus, we engineer our string lights using high-quality materials.

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

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We’ve been in the landscape industry since 1987, becoming a dedicated outdoor lighting firm in 1992. Our experienced lighting team provides the expertise and experience needed to light your outdoor space for both beauty and security. Our goal is to provide the highest quality, custom lighting services and products, to homes and businesses across the nation.

Located in Omaha, McKay Lighting services Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota areas, including Lincoln, Sioux Falls, Sioux City, Des Moines, Kearney, the surrounding areas and beyond.

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