Houzz is the new way to design your home.
These are reminiscent of Ballard Designs' Cafe String Lights, with each bulb's light reflected off a petal-shape galvanized shade
Hung directly above an outdoor dining table, twinkle lights can illuminate an evening meal.
Take advantage of trees on your property to attach the light strings to. Designer Richard Hughes intelligently utilized both the home's exterior and a large tree in the yard.
The team at Risinger Homes combined outdoor string lights with a shade sail to create dramatic overhead patio details in Austin, Texas.
When paired with modern materials, string lighting takes on a newfangled edge. Trina Turk's Super Paradise Print in Driftwood combines beautifully with globe string lights.
String lights are attached directly to this arbor's rafters, while a built-in fire pit offers additional night lighting.