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How to Use Festoon Lights to Light up Your Garden

How to UseFestoon Lights to Light up Your Garden

All of us have been there, we spend hours in our garden planting, weeding, running in and out of the house N number of times to take care of our children or pets, and just we think about letting our hair down and sipping a well-deserved cold beer, it gets dark. Well, installing festoon lights to your garden space will not only transform it but also allow you to spend quality time outdoors after the sun sets down.

If you really want to transfer the garden space or make the most of it, adding festoon lights is a great choice. Besides providing light, festoons help create a relaxing and great atmosphere (a well-lit garden space is exactly what many of us want in the evening to help us relax and unwind after a busy day).

How to Decide Which Festoon Lights to buy?

When it come to festoons, needs are rarely one-size-fits-all. So, the answer to the question depends largely on why are you using festoons in the first place and your personal preferences. Here are a few tips that will help you pick the right festoons for you.

Bright White

If you are looking to light up the patio or use festoons under your pergola, bright white bulbs are perfect for you.

Warm Glow

Want to give your garden a romantic glow? Perhaps you should go with these lights then. Instead of making your garden look like a cricket stadium under floodlights it will give it a romantic and relaxing ambience. Whether you want to light up the back of your garden or your newly revamped garden, warm glow lights are a great option.


For sure, this is one option that is not for everyone or for every occasion. However, it you want to settle for something that’s fun and a little crazy, rainbow-coloured lights might just be what you need.

Tips to Hang Festoon Lights

Not sure what’s the best way to hang festoons? Well, the best way depends on what you want to achieve. Depending on your preference, you can pick any of the options discussed next.

Hang festoons from walls/trees/shed

The simplest way to hang festoons from walls or trees is to wrap them around and drape them over your patio area. As a matter of fact, you can use anything that is fixed in your backyard or garden to hang festoon lights. You can also hang festoons up on the garden shed and hang the lights over to adjoining fence or trees.

Use the Garden Parasol or Pergola

Draping festoon lights under a parasol or pergola is another cool way to display them. In this manner you will be able to create a stunning cascade effect and light up the outdoor space in a perfect manner in the night or evenings.

Don’t have a fixed item in your garden?

Well, that’s nothing to worry about. There are several other creative ways to hang the festoon lights. For instance, you can put tall sticks into heavy pots in your garden and hang the lights on them. Another option is to create your very own light holders using a very large branch. Alternatively, you can also purchase festoon light holders online and use them in your garden to light it up.

Some other innovative options are:

  • Put poles at either end of your garden and drape festoon lights over them or hang festoon lights from them
  • Use tree branches in buckets filled with cement to hang your festoon lights from
  • Hang a ladder or two from a tree and drape your festoon lights over them to create a spectacular lighting solution

Some Final Words…

There’s no rule that says all festoon lights must be hung above in a garden. You can also use them to light up a patio or garden path. Another option is to hang festoons around flower beds if you want to light up floral displays and the greener in the evenings.