Lovin’ Summer Livin’ with Patio String or Bistro Lighting

Summer is the perfect time to make the best out of your outdoor living area. The days are warm, the evenings are cooler and it’s the perfect time to entertain outside. Bistros, bars and cafes have lights strung over their outdoor areas because it’s more fun to sip under the stars than inside. The atmosphere is more relaxed; the space feels bigger than it is without a roof and four walls. You can watch the world go by, or soak up the quiet. The glowing warmth adds a great touch to outdoor weddings, and it’s easy to see why string lights are so popular for them.

Bistro lighting or patio string lights are strung above a home, a cafe, or a venue for a special event or to add aesthetic appeal to your property that is different from regular lighting. But string lights are not the same as Christmas lights! They have a different shape, style and appearance. They can be installed for an event, or for a more permanent purpose.

Designing and planning for bistro lighting requires lot more than just acquiring a couple of patio string lights and stringing them up around your property. Unlike Christmas lights, you can’t just wrap them around something or hook them to the gutters. Bistro lights are heavier than Christmas lights, and are hung in a particular style. In order to achieve that distinct style while still retaining the beautiful effect down below, it takes some design work, planning and careful measuring. Additionally, the lights must be mounted to something overhead. So to ensure it’s done properly and you get the desired look for your property, patio lighting requires some creative design. And this is exactly where we come in – to bring your dream outdoor living area under the stars to life. At Southern Lights, we work hand-in- hand with you to plan, design and install the lighting you so much desire.

Patio string lights can be hung from just about anywhere, but there are places in which they are best fit to bring about the best look on your property. Pergolas, above outdoor living space, over dining tables are all great places to start. Overhead string lights adds a cheerful festive atmosphere, whether you’re having friends over for dinner, an outdoor party or wedding, or just sitting having drinks at your home or favorite café.

When it comes to lighting, we generally advise our clients to go for LED lights, which is the better lighting option by a mile. And why? They offer a very warm, soft light, they are energy efficient and they also have a considerably longer lifespan when compared to other lighting options, which means less ladder climbing to replace bulbs.

Professionally installed patio string lights or bistro lights are an easy affordable way to add a festive touch to any outdoor gathering space. Let us show you how beautiful your space can be!


Located in Summerfield, NC Southern Lights- Architectural and Landscape Lighting serves properties and property management companies throughout the state of NC including Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown, Burlington, Reidsville, Oak Ridge, Brown Summit, Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Raleigh, Charlotte, Kannapolis, Salisbury, Gastonia, Matthews, etc.  Southern Lights has installed hundreds of outdoor landscape lighting systems and carries more certifications than anyone in the state. We specialize in lighting designs and service everything we install as well as lighting systems installed by others. With attention to detail and a solid knowledge of design, Southern Lights is the leading outdoor landscape lighting firm in the state of NC and beyond. See why our clients choose us. Contact us today by web (online form) or phone 336-451-4969