32 Stunning Patio Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Like it or not, lighting can make or break any patio or outdoor area. After all, often times, lighting is one of the biggest things you can do in order to give your patio atmosphere and functionality. Who wants to sit outside in the dark? Here are some stunning examples of patios that make it work with what they’ve got.

Spend a Sunday afternoon or starry evening on a dreamy outdoor patio. Outdoor patio lighting will enhance the experience while accentuating the night air. The sparkling twilight will add a sense of luxurious appeal. Designers use a variety of structural qualities to create an inviting outdoor setting. Patio furniture serves both a functional and decorative objective. There are many options you can infuse into your design. If you host many guests, you will want to have ample seating or you can have a private smaller setting with a personal seating. If you love to cook out, you can opt for standalone grills or you can encase a grill in the material of your choosing with built in amenities.

Your yard will become a peaceful paradise for your home. There is an array of lighting options you can use to highlight the space and offer adequate lighting in the night time hours. Your patio is an extension of your home and personalized style. You will find the charm brings a delightful design to your back yard.

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Image: CJ’s Home Decor & Fireplaces

String lighting adds an intimate atmosphere to this patio seating area, while a table side lamp and a fireplace add a warm glow and ensure this space is ready for any situation. An arched pavilion has intricate lighting overhead a lavish seating arrangement. Natural decorative accents are friendly alongside a fireplace that is set in stone offering a warm and inviting space.

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Image: GM Construction, Inc.

These two patios take advantage of the home’s own internal lighting, thanks to two wide windows. But if the home’s not lit, never fear. Ample lamp lighting ensures this patio is ready to go at any time of day. A divine patio space is detailed with spacious seating and framing. The elaborate roof has a strong structure and a decorative appeal.

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Image: Harold Leidner Landscape Architects

LED lighting installed under furniture gives this patio a cool, contemporary vibe. A luxurious balcony patio holds a view of the city. Cozy seating adds a modern style that is accentuated by an energetic blue glow that is cleverly infused in the space.

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Image: Exterior Worlds Landscaping & Design

Ample sky lighting and wall lamps flood this patio and kitchenette with light, ensuring that this patio space is ready to host. Traditional seating adorns this patio setting. The outdoor kitchenette is well lit and paired with a bricked fireplace. This space is a stylish addition to a home’s design.

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Warm internal lighting ensures that the patio outside not only manages to stay true to the outdoors but is cast in golden, warm lighting that keeps this patio feeling comfortable. A tree top view holds a rustic styled patio table. Outdoor vines and lighting sets the tone for the space in a serene setting that extends the home with charming French doors.

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With ample sky lighting and garden lighting, this yard and patio is ready to host and display this gorgeous, unique garden. A beautiful landscaping design creates the perfect setting for a warm fire and an inviting style. The patio denotes a sense of privacy under the night sky.

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Image: C.O.S Design

Projected lighting, with colored LEDs, is expertly paired with a cool, contemporary patio. A modern patio has bench seating and a chic style. The clever use of space is accented with red LED lights and a white surrounding giving a fresh perspective to a backyard style.

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Image: Clay Construction Inc.

Implanted LED lighting and a hanging chandelier ensures that there’s plenty of atmospheric lighting and guidance. A lighted stairway adds to the glowing surrounding of this charming patio. The concrete area is a pleasant addition to the homes style.

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Projected lighting keeps this patio feeling atmospheric and the yard’s unique landscaping is perfectly showcased through the yard’s lighting. A fenced in outdoor patio has illuminated trees that accent the night time air. The private patio is a delightful setting for the exterior of any home.

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Image: Sater Design Collection, Inc.

Sky lighting and wall mounted lamps ensure that there’s plenty of lighting and that this patio is ready to post gatherings of any size. A well-lit patio is graciously spacious. The open space is accented with traditional furnishings and a neutral color palate that adds warmth and depth to this patio design.

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Image: Donna Wax, Architect

A fire pit and wall lighting gives this rich patio an intimate feeling. Refined simplicity is grilling by the fire in a gorgeous tiled and stoned patio setting. The area is lavish with textiles and tones bringing a calm sense to an otherwise busy day.

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Image: Laara Copley-Smith Garden & Landscape Design

Floor lighting and garden lighting gives this patio plenty of charm. A beautiful garden is set alongside an inspirational patio. Twinkling lights and grand windows illuminate the area into a decadent style for private use or gatherings.

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Sky lighting ensures that this patio is ready for any time of day. This patio has an artistic approach. The bended white chairs are paired with an overhead surrounding a pipe stove fire. Natural plants are intricately placed with upward lighting that directs the space into a cherished patio.

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Image: Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes

Lighting set throughout the foliage and dotted through the patio roof ensures that this patio is ready to showcase the surrounding landscape and host small gatherings. A modern luxury sets the pace with a trail leading to a well- designed fire pit. Wooden chairs circle around the fire for famous night time chats.

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Image: McKay Landscape Lighting

Garden lighting displays the unique architecture of the garden, all while displaying the patio’s attributes. Clever and cozy is ideal in a private setting. The fireplace and fashionable accents make this patio the highlight of the evening’s activities.

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Image: Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects

Roof lighting and ground lighting ensure that this patio is ideal for any hosting situation. With pleasant year round weather comes an evening swim and an elegant patio that is set to entertain. The area is well-lit with all of the amenities that create an unforgettable evening.

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Image: Debbie R. Gualco

Wall and ground lighting give this spacious patio not only amble lighting but a certain, contemporary charm all its own. Marble and stone are glamorous in this refined patio style. The dimensional space is charming and vindicated with a keen sense of design.

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Sky lighting and a fireplace help keep this patio ready for entertaining at any time. A stone inspiration is covered with wooden patio slats and fashionable lighting that highlights the area. An array of seating and views lend a refreshed style.

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Image: Hidden Creek Landscaping, Inc.

Hanging lighting, plus ground lighting, ensure that this yard is ready for entertaining. Stone columns hold a medieval style. The circular chandeliers and low setting seating are comfortable and full of ambience. The patio overlooks a luminous view of the pool.

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Image: Ron Neal Lightning Design

Chandeliers and intimate table lamps keep this patio ready for entertaining. A cottage inspired surrounding is delightfully surrounded with rustic touches and ample lighting. The seating arrangements create cozy conversations under the moonlit sky.

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Image: Hursthouse Landscape Architects and Contractors

Lighting looped through the rafters and end table lamps add a charming, rustic feeling to this European style patio area.

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Image: Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

Sky lighting is an easy way to not only ensure that a room’s got plenty of lighting but is ready for any situation, regardless of weather, sky conditions or time of year.

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Image: C.O.S Design

This modern living room is given the perfect lighting system- wall and ceiling mounted LED lighting. Candles on each table give an intimate, bistro style feeling to each place setting.

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Image: Barbara Page Interiors

This elegant Cabana is elevated to the next level with lighting installed on each pillar, filling the area with ample lighting and complimenting the room’s vibrant color scheme.

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Image: Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch

This patio, with paneled flooring, works well with ample sky lighting, which ensures no spot of the patio is a bad one.

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Image: Charlie Barnett Associates

Hanging, orb lighting casts plenty of light on this patio, but spacious windows ensure that there’s a clear flow between the interior and outside.

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String lighting doesn’t have to be reserved for Christmas. As you can see right here, string lighting not only fills this room with light but gives this patio plenty of charm and character.

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Ceiling installed lighting works perfectly in this spacious patio, allowing for this patio to spread out and ensures that no spot in this backyard is a bad spot. Whether sky or string lighting, the right type and amount of lighting can do a lot to set the scene and give your patio its own character and atmosphere.

In the above images, we have seen outdoor spaces transform into elegant outdoor patios. Whether you have a spacious patio area or a cozy corner yard, you will be able to use lighting to highlight the space. An array of hanging lights or grounded upward lighting accessorizes the style in bright white or colorful hues. The artistic additions to your design include stone work surrounding grills and fires that add charming effects. The outdoor patio serves as a personal space for yourself, family and friends. Providing an overhead ceiling for your patio will add a decorative value as well as functionalism the style. We have seen stone and brick collaborate to make grilling spaces and fireplaces. The seating used is traditional and offers creative solutions to entertaining guests or enjoying a more private view.

Inspiring to extend the beauty of your home into a backyard treasure will bring you a peaceful end to a long day and a fresh perspective by the fire. A brilliant grill side meal by the chic patio lighting brings a sense of charm to your day along with a breath of fresh air. Your personal style will grace your patio with lighting and a delightful ambience. Whether you opt for bright colors or a neutral tone, you will have a backyard patio that is in true fashion of your own design.

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