Add twinkle and ambiance to your summer nights with these fun and functional indoor and outdoor lighting options.
Wine bottle tiki torches
Globe string lights
String up these clear globe lights (Target, $15) and your patio will be party-ready all summer long.
Iron petals pendant lamps
Bring the outdoors in with these gorgeous iron petals lamps. (Anthropologie, $148-$348)
Mason jar lanterns
It doesn’t get much easier than adding wire hangers (Etsy, $37) to Mason jars and popping in tea lights. Voila — instant lanterns.
Tin can lanterns
Photo credit: Grow Creative
These gorgeous, colorful lanterns are made from recycled tin cans. Get a step-by-step tutorial on the blog Grow Creative.
Photo credit: Illumene
Light up paper lanterns (Save-on-crafts, prices vary) with battery-operated LED lights and turn your backyard into a magical wonderland.
Rechargeable outdoor lights
These Moonlight rechargeable outdoor patio lights ($825 and up) are nearly indestructible. Made from waterproof polyethylene, these remote-controlled glowing orbs are built to take the extreme heat of summer and the freezing cold of winter.
Paper bag luminarias
Welcome guests with a walkway lined with paper bag luminarias. Make your own with lunch sacks, sand and tea lights (preferably battery-operated ones, for safety) or buy a luminaria kit. (Target, $20-$60)
Floating pool lights
Bring gorgeous ambiance to a backyard barbecue by floating these water lanterns (Amazon, $4) in the swimming pool.
Indoor twinkle lights
Summer nights are perfect for snuggling up in a cozy fort or teepee strung with white twinkle lights. (Banana J Creations, $199)