Take It Outdoors: 3 Ways to Use Your Lights!

With the school holidays and summer in full swing, our focus shifts to finding ways to enjoy valuable family time without breaking the bank! 

Utilising your garden space is a simple and cost-effective solution to the usual family days out. Why not create your own cosy camping space reminiscent of glamping at festivals, indulge in a long lunchtime picnic or create a DIY movie night for entertainment all night long? Join us as we give you inspiration for creating the ultimate summer entertainment space. 

DIY Movie Night

Create the perfect space to enjoy your favourite films on summer evenings. Fashion a makeshift outdoor screen by draping a white bedsheet or tablecloth over a washing line or string and secure each corner with string against a wall. Or like the image below, use some pots to secure your posts. Position a projector on a small table at an optimal distance from your DIY screen to achieve the ideal image.

For a cosy seating area, opt for deck chairs, camping chairs, bean bags, or simply arrange comfy cushions and blankets on the floor. Enhance the nighttime ambience by adorning warm white festoon lights above the screen, while adding a touch of drama with lanterns hung from the trees, casting a gentle and enchanting glow over your home cinema setup. Or line them up around your outdoor picnic rug and create an inviting glow!

outdoor movie night
You can also use solar festoon lights to light up the food and drinks table. Festoon lights will be all the decor you need to make your table shine!
outdoor festoon lights

Cosy Camping

Create a weekend retreat right in your own garden. The kids will be thrilled with the exciting change of scenery and the sense of adventure it brings. Create a cosy camping ambience by enveloping your outdoor space in the glow of various warm white lights, including festoon lights, garden lanterns and seed fairy lights. Complete the look with an assortment of plush furnishings, perfect for creating a snug and inviting setup, ideal for spending a delightful evening under the stars. 

camping lights

Or take it to the beach and create your own magical oasis seaside with solar lighting

solar lights

Summer Picnic

Picnics are a family favourite and the perfect choice of entertainment on sunny summer days. Venture outdoors armed with cosy blankets, an assortment of charmingly mismatched crockery, and whatever culinary delights you can gather from your kitchen.

As the evening approaches, adorn your surroundings with enchanting fairy lights, creating a captivating ambience. 

outdoor string lights

Or add a pop of colour and give your afternoon some vibrancy with our colourful festoon lights! Pour yourself a glass of something sparkling and relish the joyous return of the summer sun.

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