7 Outdoor Lights for the Ultimate Backyard Retreat

Shed some light on your outdoor oasis with fixtures that add to the ambience. From artistic lamps to mosquito-repelling lanterns, these lights will definitely help elevate your next patio party.

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Edison Bulb String Lights

For some industrial-modern flair, these Edison-inspired bulbs are the perfect touch. String them along your roofline, between trees, or wind them through your pergola for an attractive look. You can connect up to three strands to cover more space, and they look super stylish indoors, too.

Price: $15 (usually $20)

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Balfour Falls Lamp Post

Give your backyard charming appeal with a traditional lamp post. The classic design is available in single- or double-light options, both of which work with a variety of styles to complement any space. Note: This lamp is not hardwired and requires an outlet. Remember to pick up a 100-watt light bulb so you can set up the lamp post as soon as it arrives.

Price: $149 for single light

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Solar Lanterns with Fairy String Lights

Add a soft, warm glow around your patio to keep the party going when the sun sets. These little solar-powered lanterns are a great addition to any outdoor space. Leave them out during the day to charge and you can enjoy up to 12 hours of light in the evening. Place them on the ground or hang them up for a star-like glow.

Price: $19 each

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Solar Power Copper Path Lights

Illuminate walkways with these sleek path lights. Each solar-powered lamp is crafted from stainless steel with a copper finish, and they automatically turn on at dusk after charging all day. With a full charge, they'll last up to eight hours to brighten your walking paths, garden, and patio.

Price: $85 (usually $99) for 12

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Stainless Steel Pyramid Patio Heater

Enjoy your patio even when the temperature drops by adding a heat source outdoors. Perfect for cool summer nights or chilly fall days, this propane gas heater is a perfect example of functional decor. With a full 20-pound propane tank, it can run for up to 10 hours on the highest setting. It not only looks good, but it also has a safety feature that automatically shuts off the propane just in case the heater gets knocked over.

Price: $249

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Reed-inspired lamp with seven individual reed LED lights shooting up from the black base. photo

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Artemide Reeds Outdoor Floor Lamp

For an artistic display, try something like this unique lamp. This LED light has seven reeds that sprout from the base for a nature-inspired look. Secure the base with fasteners for a permanent fixture, or integrate it into your patio design by intertwining it with tall, leafy plants and other decor. You can even submerge the whole piece to elevate a fountain or backyard water feature.

Price: $900

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Small black lantern with fogged plastic lamp surround and bug repellant insert at the top. photo

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Thermacell Bristol Mosquito Repellent Patio Lantern

We love multitasking products, and this lamp both brightens and repels pests. It protects a 15-foot zone to keep annoying mosquitoes at bay. Lightweight and easy to carry, this lamp is perfect for camping or a backyard barbecue. The best part is the lamp uses a silent, odorless repellent, so you can spend less time fussing with the bugs and more time enjoying the outdoors.

Price: $17 (usually $20)

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