Whisper it quietly, but I think fairy lights might be a little bit over. They do add atmosphere but you need hundreds of them to make a great effect. I know this because we installed in them in our last garden, which would, frankly, have made a pocket handkerchief look large. We put them along one, small, wall and even with 150, they rather disappeared. So, moving on, what about these festoon lights?
I posted this picture a few days ago in a piece on outdoor diningÂ and thought at the time that these were the perfect lights for an al fresco dinner. But I didn’t know where to find them. Part of the problem, I’m sure you’ll agree, is that I didn’t know what they were called. Well, now I do, and therefore, so do you.
Bigger than a fairy light and therefore a little bolder, these festoon lights make more of a statement. What do you think?
And if you need more inspiration here is a picture of the garden belonging to @jessicazoobart who sent this over on twitter and gave me permission to add it to this post. I love it!