Garden/ gardening/ In Season/ Sponsored Post

7 Ways to String Lights in your Backyard!

Make your backyard a twinkly retreat with some quick and simple ideas using string lights!

This post has been sponsored by Wayfair Canada!  But as always all thoughts, ideas, opinions and such are my own.

One of the nicest things about summer nights, is being able to sit out on the deck under all of our twinkly lights.  There’s just something so pretty about the light they cast…it almost feels as if we’re sitting in our own little fairy garden.

7 Ways to String Lights in your Backyard!

The best thing about using string lights for lighting is how easy they are to hang.  Pretty much anywhere you would like them, you can hang them.  My favourite though, is to drape them along sort of droopy looking, as opposed to a straight line.

7 Ways to String Lights in your Backyard!

Last summer I put together the easiest patio light project and I still love it SO much.  Above is a picture of the lights strung around our deck space, hung from wooden poles on each of the corners.  I used to just go out and sit there under all the lights.  Pretty pretty pretty.

7 Ways to String Lights in your Backyard

This year I’ve added more lights, but this time I have draped them all along our newly painted fence.  It feels like a magic garden out here now.  All.  The.  Lights.

There really isn’t an easier way to add such pretty ambient lighting to a yard!  I used the same hooks along the fence post, as I used for my project last year.  The hooks are great because you can put up and take down the strings when ever you need to.  So pretty.  You can find me here just chilling.

If you have been dreaming of stringing lights in your garden space, don’t wait another minute!  Just hang them.  You won’t regret all your lovely nights under their twinkle.  Here are more ideas of where you can hang string lights:

7 Ways to String Lights in your Backyard:

  • String lights along your fence.
  • Hang strings of lights from poles placed on the corners of your deck.
  • Run lights along your deck railing.
  • Hang lights back and forth along the inside your deck pergola or gazebo.
  • String lights in backyard trees.
  • String lights from a tree to your deck space, so your yard is lit up.
  • Hang lights on your patio umbrella.

Shot this Post:

There are so many different kinds of string lights to choose from.  Here are some fun examples from Wayfair (each of the picture squares are clickable):

Have an inspired day!

This post contains affiliate links.  Thank you for supporting ‘A Pretty Life’ blog!

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    May 25, 2017 at 12:18 PM

    I was in Austin recently and they have all these little bars that are basically houses with lights like these in the backyard and I am dying to bring that home with me. I just haven’t figured out how I am going to do it yet.

    • Reply
      [email protected]
      May 25, 2017 at 1:04 PM

      I LOVE lights like that…wooden poles and cup hooks are the easiest way to string lights across a deck space!

  • Reply
    May 25, 2017 at 1:49 PM

    Oh my gosh … so timely! We have some lights to string and have no idea how to do it! ;|

  • Reply
    May 29, 2017 at 2:27 PM

    Your lights look so pretty! We have similar ones along our back fence and they create a lovely ambience at night.

  • Reply
    Melissa Sansone
    December 15, 2019 at 7:13 AM

    How many feet between the poles? Considering doing this for my daughter’s reception that’s in a gym.

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna Rooney
      December 15, 2019 at 7:40 PM

      Hi Melissa! Our poles are 16 feet apart, and some lengths are 10 feet apart.

    Leave a Reply