14 Outdoor Party Lights
Soji Neon Solar Pods
Perfect for the summertime entertainer, these pod-shaped lanterns are nylon (so they can survive the morning dew) and solar powered (so there’s no need to dig out the old extension cord). Leave them hanging as decoration and let them light up the night.
To buy: $27 each, uncommongoods.com.
Read on for more stylish outdoor furniture picks, plus tips on how to keep your patio set sparkling all summer long.
Featured July 2011
Bring some old-world charm into your backyard garden or patio with this mercury glass lantern. Light a small candle inside to create a twinkly ambiance.
To buy: $58, anthropologie.com.
Soji Modern Solar Lantern
Surround your grilling station with light without adding excess wires. These uniquely designed lanterns are solar powered and will start shining at dusk.
To buy: $39 each, bambeco.com.
Who says a camping lantern can’t be chic? Adorn your picnic table with this porcelain lamp to add a summertime glow to your eating space.
To buy: $45, blueribbongeneralstore.net.
Punched Ceramic Lanterns
These terra-cotta lanterns are perfect for your indoor and outdoor tablescapes. Add a candle and the perforated design casts an elegant glow.
To buy: Starting at $39, potterybarn.com.
Big Sur Candleholder Lantern
Make a statement with these hand-woven hurricane lanterns. Place them individually around the yard or group them together for a more decorative effect.
To buy: Starting at $70, velocityartanddesign.com.
Cane Finial Lantern
Hang this 12 by 21 inch lantern from a tree over your outdoor table to add glamour to your open-air space. Sophisticated with the combination of metal and natural fibers.
To buy: $130, lazysusanusa.com.
Yellow and White Soji Solar Lantern
Suspend this sunny lantern for a few hours and it will cast its own necessary glow on your soiree.
To buy: $29, uncommongoods.com.
Beacon Solar Lights
Provide a well-lit path to your front door or back patio with these wireless lamps, which turn on and off by motion sensor.
To buy: $22 for two, chiasso.com.
Shop Terrain Mason Jar Lantern
Hang these old-school-style mason jars overhead to give your outdoor space a laid-back, rustic vibe.
To buy: $28, shopterrain.com.
Wisteria Square Glass Lanterns
The go-to outdoor lighting source gets a modern twist with a square shape and stainless steel finish. Available in two sizes.
To buy: Starting at $129, wisteria.com.
Kohl's Outdoor Wicker Pendant Light
Cast a charming glow on your outdoor dining space with the right material and style. This rattan hanging light has a curved shape, which provides an attractive and welcoming glow.
To buy: $157, kohls.com.
Design Within Reach Barn Lamp Gooseneck
This waterproof steel fixture is perfect for lighting along the exterior of your home or for hanging in a special spot out back. Plus, it’ll an unexpected shot of color to a bare and rustic setting. Available in three colors.
To buy: $315, dwr.com.
Restoration Hardware Street Fair Light String
If string lights shot so-last-summer, then it’s time to reinvent them with a fresh new attitude. This strand is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and is reminiscent of the Italian countryside. Ten lanterns per string of lights.
To buy: $59, restorationhardware.com.
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