Are you on a budget but still want to spruce up your home’s outdoor lighting? It doesn’t have to be expensive to make a big impact!
“But I can’t afford to replace all my outdoor lights!” You don’t have to. Yes. You can achieve a whole new look without spending a lot of money or time. Here are some ideas to get you started:
1. Go solar
Solar lights are the kind of low-cost, high-impact projects we love. You can find solar lights for as little as $10 a piece, and they require no wiring or electricity. Simply stake them into the ground, and you’re good to go! We particularly love solar lights for walkways and steps. They provide both safety and style.
One thing about solar lights, however, is that they require sunlight to work. So if you live in a shady area, they may not be the best solution for you. You can always supplement solar lights with other types of lighting to get the look you want.
2. Paint it!
If you have any old metal outdoor lights, give them new life with a coat of paint. This is such an easy and affordable way to update your outdoor lighting, and it can be done in an afternoon. Just make sure to use a rust-resistant paint, and be sure to sand down the lights first so the paint will adhere properly.
Are you thinking about painting your outdoor lights but not sure what color to choose? Black and bronze are always classic and chic choices. But you can also get creative and go for a bolder hue, like red or yellow. Just make sure the color you choose complements your home’s exterior.
If you want to get really creative, you can even use stencils to add patterns or designs to your painted outdoor lights.
3. Wrap it up
If you have any string lights, there are lots of fun ways to wrap them around trees, railings, or other objects in your yard. This is such an easy way to add a touch of magic to your outdoor space. And the best part is, you can use string lights that you already have indoors. Just make sure they’re rated for outdoor use.
If you don’t have any string lights, you can usually find them very cheaply at stores like Target or Walmart. Or, if you want something a little more high-end, you can find some really pretty LED string lights online. Blingle! lighting experts can install your new string lights for you. Talk about easy!
4. Add some lanterns
Lanterns are a great way to add both light and style to your outdoor space. You can find lanterns made from all sorts of materials, like metal, glass, or even wood. And they come in all kinds of sizes, so you can choose the perfect ones for your space.
If you want to save some money, you can even repurpose old mason jars into lanterns. Just add a candle, and you’re all set!
5. Go for globe lights
Globe lights are another great option for outdoor lighting. They come in both solar and electric varieties, so you can choose the ones that best fit your needs. And like lanterns, they come in all sorts of materials and sizes.
Globe lights look especially pretty when hung from trees or porches. But you can also use them to light up walkways or steps.
6. Get creative with DIY
There are endless possibilities when it comes to DIY outdoor lighting. If you’re feeling crafty, you can make your own lights out of just about anything. Mason jars, tin cans, even old wine bottles can be transformed into beautiful lights.
Not feeling particularly creative? No problem! There are tons of great tutorials online that will show you how to make DIY outdoor lights step by step.
One last thing to keep in mind when it comes to outdoor lighting is safety. Be sure to place lights in areas where they won’t be a trip hazard, and always use bulbs that are rated for outdoor use. Other than that, have fun experimenting with different looks until you find the perfect one for your home. You will love the results!