String lights aren’t just for Christmas. Consider using them to bring fun and illumination wherever you want–especially outdoors!
Zigzag the lights across an open area to create a more dynamic, exciting atmosphere. You’re not just lighting up the outlines of your home, you’re creating a space .
Remember to get enough lights (measure and buy a little more than you need, just in case) (no, really), because not having enough will look half-hearted (and half-lit). Grab a friend and a ladder, and have a plan about how you’re going to hang up the lights (on tree limbs, with staples, with nails?).
When it comes to design, lighting is that secret agent making sure everything goes right. What we see isn’t as important as how we see it, when we’re talking about the emotional impact of a space.
Will it be magic?