Backyard lighting ideas span the gamut from shabby chic to modern sophistication. Whatever your exterior lighting needs may be, there is a perfect DIY outdoor lighting idea to meet that need. Look over these 25 outdoor lighting ideas and you may just find the one that is perfect for illuminating your outdoor space.
Hanging Mason Jar Candles
Easy to make and stylish to use. Suspend these mason jar candles from a fence of tree limbs.
Outside lighting ideas for placing lights overhead for decorative illumination for those outdoor dining experiences.
Garden Pond Lighting
This garden pond lighting idea will create a beautiful landscape focal point after dark.
Add Value With Lighting
Light up the pool, landscape and surrounding deck for those after-dark swims with these value-adding ideas.
Outdoor Bar Lighting
Lead guests where you want them to sit and enjoy a cold beverage by lighting up the outdoor bar with these contemporary lighting ideas.
Use lighting as part of your garden theme so it will look as beautiful in the dark as it does in the daylight.
7. Beauty and Safety
The best outdoor lights combine beauty with function to keep people safe, such as this lovely way to illuminate outside steps.
Decorative Outdoor Garden Lights
Use these unique ideas to light up your garden so you can enjoy it after dark.
Colorful Pool Lights
Add a little color to your nightly dip in the pool with this outdoor lighting idea.
You’ll be seeing blue, but not feeling blue with this colorful lighting idea.
Attractive glass bottles can be recycled to create candle holders and flower vases that will light up an outdoor space in style.
Hurricane Candle Holders
Create inexpensive and attractive DIY outdoor lighting with the use of hurricane candle holders strategically placed in your outdoor space.
Organic Garden Lights
Use organic shaped holders to create standing garden lights that will illuminate and compliment your garden.
Outdoor Hanging Lights
Use this idea for outdoor hanging lights that will provide just enough light for an intimate seating area.
Tin Can Design
Recycled tin cans are used to create decorative illuminaries for outdoor use with this unique idea.
Use this awesome DIY idea to create lighting that fits into the pathway and literally lights the way for your every step.
Create these hanging sphere lights to use in a tree to illuminate an outdoor seating area.
Hula Hoop Chandelier
Use these step by step instructions to create unique hula hoop chandeliers that provide plenty of light and ambiance for an after-dark outdoor dinner party.
Light up the night and get high praises by creating these DIY umbrella lights. Great for illuminating a large outdoor space.
Use solar lights in a non-traditional way to illuminate your backyard space. A grouping of solar lights tucked neatly into a flower pot places your flowers in the spot light while lighting up your garden area.
Colorful Mason Jars
Colorful and illuminating, these mason jars lights will brighten your outdoor space with a unique color-filled decorative touch.
Hanging Mason Jar Lights
String the lights across the yard in style by adding a touch of whimsy inside of mason jars with this DIY lighting idea.
This outdoor lighting idea makes the backyard deck look like it’s decked out with sparkling diamonds that light up the night.
This simple DIY overhead lighting idea will provide enough table lighting so you and guests can ejoy a midnight buffet under the stars.
Use this idea to place outdoor lights in strategic locations so they will create up-lighting that will illuminate your home, walkways and garden plantings with minimal light fixtures.