The Complete Guide to Garden Fairy Lights

Date Published: April 19th, 2022

Garden fairy lights are a mystical addition to your outdoor space. These lights create a beautiful ambience that will take your garden to the next level. As we are heading towards light nights and summer months and you find yourself spending more time in your garden, it is important to upgrade your lights so that it is practical as well as fitting to the mood you want to achieve. If you are interested in finding out more about outdoor lighting for summer, check out our guide. Fairy lights are an excellent way of lighting up your garden, so we have put together a complete guide to help you out. 

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Types of Garden Fairy Lights

Below you will find some of the different types of garden fairy lights that will make an excellent addition to your garden. 

LED Lights

LED fairy lights are a fantastic way to add twinkling lights to your garden. This type of lighting is eco-friendly, durable and visually aesthetic. At a cost-effective price, you can upgrade your garden. There are endless creative options for LED lights, so whether you want to wrap lights around plants or stick them around your dining area, these fairy lights are a fantastic option! 

Pros 

  • Environmentally friendly

  • Durable 

  • Cost-effective

  • Visually aesthetic 

Cons 

  • More expensive than traditional fairy lights

  • Sensitive to temperature 

Light Curtains 

Outdoor light curtains are columns of fairy lights that are attached to create a ‘curtain’ of lights. This lighting option is beautiful and will create an ample amount of lighting, and provide your garden with an enchanted feeling. 

Pros 

  • Visually stunning 

  • Provides a great amount of light

Cons 

  • Limited options 

  • Can not be cut down to size 

  • Few colour options 

Solar Fairy Lights

Solar fairy lights are an environmentally friendly option that does not require electricity for power. These fairy lights will light up using solar power that they absorb during the day. This makes this option a very cheap and cost-effective way to add lighting to your garden. Are you interested in finding out more about how solar fairy lights work? Check out this blog post

Pros 

  • Environmentally friendly

  • Cosy lighting 

  • Visually pleasing

  • Cheap to run

Cons 

  • Will only work in the summer 

  • Low light provided 

  • Can’t turn them on and off

  • Relying on the sun for power

 
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Garden Fairy Light Ideas

There are so many creative ways to use garden fairy lights. Below we have listed some of our favourite ways to use lighting that will take your garden to the next level. If you are interested in finding out more about top garden light tips, then check out our list of 100 indoor and outdoor lighting tips. 

Create an Enchanted Scene Around Your Outdoor Dining Area 

Are you looking to impress your guests with your outdoor dining area this summer? Then garden fairy lights are essential. You can wrap the lights around the outdoor furniture, fill up mason jars with fairy lights to act as a centrepiece for your table or hang them from nearby trees. Fairy lights will create a cosy ambience that will provide your garden with a sense of enchantment, which will impress your guests. Prepare for your garden to be the envy of all your visitors! 

Wrap Around Plants To Create a Cosy Mood

Wrapping string garden fairy lights around trees, plants and bushes in your garden will create a cosy mood and provide a soft glow to your garden in the evenings. This is a simple way to upgrade your garden, but it will look as though you have put maximum effort into it. 

Fill Jars With Fairy Lights To Add A Magical Atmosphere To Your Garden 

Filling up jars or vases with fairy lights is a gorgeous way to add decor to your garden. Simply put some twinkling lights inside a jar, and dot them around your garden. These DIY creations look particularly great in the middle of your outdoor table or on garden shelving.

Add a Pop Of Colour To The Green

Adding a pop of colour to your luscious green garden will provide you with an outdoor space with a modern and fun feeling. You can add colour by purchasing colourful lanterns to place around your garden or on furniture. Alternatively, you could purchase RGB LED fairy lights, and experiment with various colours. Match the summer sunsets with a pink or orange or if you are looking for a warm ambience use a cool white shade. 

Fairy lights are a beautiful way to light up your garden and can serve both aesthetic and practical purposes. If you have taken inspiration from this blog post and you are planning to install fairy lights, check out our guide to installing outdoor lighting for top tips. Or, if you want to explore more options for outdoor fairy lights then there is no better place than Pinterest! Check out this Pinterest board to look at more beautiful options. 

Safety Tips 

It is important to take safety precautions when installing outdoor lighting. Follow the tips below and check out this blog post from The Spruce to find out more. 

  • Always check that the fairy lights you are planning to use are suitable for outdoor use. If you use indoor-use only fairy lights outdoors, then you are creating a health and safety hazard. For example, if it rains then the fairy lights could blow up and start a dangerous fire, or in less extreme cases the fairy lights could simply break and this would make them a waste of money. 

  • Before installing fairy lights, check that the wires are all intact and there are no splits. This will ensure that you will not hurt yourself in the process or cause damage to your surroundings. If any of these issues occur when you purchase lights from Light Supplier, we will always help you out! Just get in touch with us. 

  • If you are using extension cords, ensure that you purchase one that is suitable for outdoor usage.

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