The days of sitting out in the garden in daylight at 10pm might seem like a distant memory already, but with these Wayfair garden lights you can still make the most of being outdoors on late summer evenings. From on-trend festoon lights and LED lanterns to fairy lights and even garden wall lights, there's plenty of stylish outdoor lighting to choose from.
So if you're looking for an easy update to take your outdoor space from summer through to autumn, check out our favourite buys below. The best bit? They're all currently on sale so you'll make great savings, too. Find more ways to light up your outside space with our garden lighting ideas.
1. Decorative LED string lights
Fitts 10-Light LED String Lights | Was £21.99, now £14.99
Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, these pretty string lights feature LED bulbs and are battery operated so you can use them anywhere. Each of the 10 lights feature a decorative cotton cover that will cast pretty patterns on surfaces when in use. Wind them through a tree or along an outdoor dining table for some added atmosphere.
2. Solar-powered lantern
Clea Solar Powered Outdoor Rattan Solar Lantern with Electric Candle | Was £27.99, now £22.99
This decorative lantern has a built-in solar panel so it charges up the electric pillar candle in the centre during the day and will automatically come on at dusk. The candle has a realistic flicker effect for added ambience, and the lantern's rattan finish is ideal for a modern, on-trend look. The large handle means you can hang this from a tree branch or it would work just as well as a centrepiece for your garden table.
3. Paper lantern-style lights
Hackford 10-Light LED String Lights | Was £38.99, now £30.99
We're loving the decorative effect of these paper-style lanterns and think they'd look great in amongst the trees. The LED lights are solar powered so no power supply is needed, and they give off a lovely warm white glow. A stylish update for any space.
4. On-trend festoon lights
Beer Garden Party 10-Light LED Festoon Light | Was £46.99, now £34.99
There's something about festoon lights that gives any outdoor space an instant holiday feel, so put these great-value buys on your shopping list for an end-of-summer staycation vibe. Featuring 10 LED lights and a black cable, this design needs to be plugged in so you will need access to an electrical supply.
5. Smart outdoor wall light
Strothers Swan Neck Outdoor Fisherman Light | Was £49.99, now £36.99
This elegant wall light is IP44 rated, which means it's suitable for outdoor use. Made from metal and featuring an attractive decorative bulb, it needs to be hardwired to a power source. Ideal for use in a porch, to light a pathway down the side of the house or for a patio seating area.
More outdoor living ideas:
- Best solar lights: easy to use in any space
- Best patio heaters: stay warm after dark
- Best fire pits for every style and budget
For the past 18 years, Beth has worked for and contributed to a number of leading magazines in the UK, including Real Homes, Ideal Home, Period Living, Grand Designs and Good Homes amongst others. Now the editor of Gardeningetc.com, Beth's attention is firmly outdoors. Her own garden is a really important part of her family's home, and she loves spending time tending to the veg patch or entertaining friends and family at a summer BBQ or alfresco pizza night.
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