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20 Crazy ways to light up your backyard


Organic blown-glass pendant

Organic Blown Glass Pendant

Image source: West Elm

Our first non-DIY feature, these blown-glass pendants are perfect to hang from front or backyard porches. The light fixtures create a luminous backdrop for your outdoor entertainment (West Elm, $149-$169).


Tribeca Collection bar chandelier

Tribeca Collection Bar Chandeleir

Image credit: Michael McHale Designs

A bit more on the expensive side, this Tribeca Collection bar chandelier is on our wish list. It provides a chic, industrial look for your outdoor decor and is the perfect lighting for entertaining year-round (Michael McHale Designs, $729).


Harlowe wire & glass pendant

Harlowe Wire & Glass Pendant

Image source: Pottery Barn

Made with chicken wire, the Harlowe pendant light is an excellent addition to a shabby-chic farm decor. This light fixture will light your way in the morning as you head off to milk the cows (Pottery Barn, $99).


Olivia star pendant

Olivia Star Pendant

Image source: Pottery Barn

An amazing backdrop for your stargazing nights, this Olivia star pendant is a beauty that will make you feel as if you pulled a star from the sky just to light up your porch (Pottery Barn, $149).


Charleston Harbor outdoor light

Charleston Harbor Outdoor Light

Image source: Shades of Light

This gorgeous outdoor light is as pretty as the city it’s named after. If you’re looking for a sophisticated and beachy vibe for your outdoor space, this fixture will make the perfect addition (Shades of Light, $519).


Allen + Roth gazebo chandelier

allen + roth Gazebo Chandelier

Image source: Lowe’s

As implied by its name, this outdoor chandelier makes a great addition to any gazebo. Add this Allen + Roth chandelier for a romantic and mid-century appeal to your outdoor landscape (Lowe’s, $50).


Plantation pineapple sconce

Plantation Pineapple Sconce

Image source: House of Antique Hardware

Bring Hawaii to your front porch with this Plantation pineapple sconce. This light fixture will make you feel like you’re off the coast of Maui as you enjoy the light beaming onto your outdoor landscape (House of Antique Hardware, $290).


Candle sconce

Candle Sconce

Image source: Neiman Marcus

Light up your bohemian landscape with this candle sconce. Made of crushed stone, this light fixture will look great with any backdrop (Neiman Marcus, $98).


The rock rechargeable outdoor light

The Rock Rechargable Outdoor Light

Image source: Home Infatuation

These rechargeable rocks are the perfect addition to any pool party. With the ability to stay lit for five to eight hours, you can keep your outdoor party going until the break of dawn (Home Infatuation, $125-$300).


19th century Salerno streetlight

19th C. Salerno Streetlight

Image source: Restoration Hardware

On our splurge list is Restoration Hardware’s 19th century Salerno streetlight, a fixture worth shining your light on. With antique beauty and modern charm, you may never want to leave the comfort of your backyard with this streetlight as outdoor decor (Restoration Hardware, $1,895-$2,595).

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