15 Totally Fun String Lights That'll Get Your Backyard Ready For Summer

Three words: Bluetooth speaker lights.

Pool movie night party.
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You've got your patio furniture ready, your grill is just waiting to be used, but your outdoor space can always use a little more fun, right? The easiest way to make that happen without spending a ton of money is to add a set of string lights or two. Whether you go for lights that are a little more kitschy, or decorative lights that will add a touch more style to your yard, you really can't go wrong. Not only can these string lights up your backyard's chic factor, they're also totally functional (because let's be honest: Your party is not ending before daylight does.)

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1 Outdoor Bistro String Lights
amazon.com
$49.99
$33.99 (32% off)
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Make your patio look like a hip cafe with these bistro lights—, they're heavy-duty and commercial grade, if you need something that will really hold up to the elements.

2 String Lights with Bluetooth Speakers
amazon.com
$21.62
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String lights that double as Bluetooth speakers? Nothing screams "summer party" more than that—just add a fun playlist. 

3 Multicolored String Lights
Anthropologie
anthropologie.com
$24.95
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Because you're more fun than basic white light, and these multicolored lights are perfect for a pool party

4 Champagne-Dipped Edison Bulb String Lights
pier1.com
$39.95
$23.97 (40% off)
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Yes, you read that correctly—these lights are "champagne-dipped." AKA a fun, metallic take on your standard Edison bulb. 

5 Solar LED String Lights
target.com
$25.99
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These copper string lights will give your yard an antique, rustic-chic feel, but on a small budget. Plus, they're solar-powered!

6 Diamond Shaped String Lights
HomeStylish etsy.com
$39.00
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Add some metallic geometric flair with these copper diamond-shaped string lights.

7 Metallic Solar String Lights
westelm.com
$49.00
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Speaking of metallic, the punched-metal detail on these Moroccan-inspired string lights will give your outdoor space an ultra-chic flair. 

8 Pineapple String Lights
walmart.com
$22.99
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If kitschy is what you seek, you can't go wrong with a good pineapple—these adorable string lights are proof.  

9 Multi-Colored Teardrop String Lights
target.com
$12.34
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These colorful, iridescent teardrop lights look a little like stained glass, but they're plastic (harder to break!) and definitely budget-friendly. 

10 Soji Solar String Lights
westelm.com
$39.00
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Go for a classic paper lantern-look with these solar powered string lights made with weather-resistant nylon. 

11 Cactus String Lights
walmart.com
$16.95
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Pineapples aren't your thing? Then channel your inner green thumb instead with these fun cacti lights. 

12 Flamingo String Lights
target.com
$8.99
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Or, go with flamingos—perfect for matching your lights to your pool float

13 Blue & Green Seaside String Lights
worldmarket.com
$24.98
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Give your yard a sea-inspired makeover with these green and blue glass string lights that set a totally cool mood. 

14 Mason Jar Solar String Lights
target.com
$23.74
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Perfect for your farmhouse—or wannabe farmhouse–backyard, these mason jar-inspired lights add a fun touch. 

15 Mini String Lights Garland
target.com
$11.04
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These lights will turn your yard into a dreamy Tuscan escape. All that's missing? Your favorite bottle of wine. 

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