When we first saw this house, one of the big selling features was the back yard. Not only did I love the pool (of course!) but the house also had a giant covered patio that I immediately envisioned hanging string lights on and enjoying year ’round. The first thing I bought for the house? String lights.
It did, however, take us four months to get them hung. But I played a handful of pity cards after I had surgery and Scott was kind enough to hang them for me, as well as rearrange the furniture. Here’s what we started with:
We used the six boxes of frosted bulb string lights from World Market to get the job done.
Scott screwed in small eye hooks into the ceiling to hold the lights up.
Ta da! 3 rows of string lights and some re-arranged furniture and it looks so much better! Since the patio is long we divided it into two areas—dining and relaxing. The doors by the dining area go into the living room and the door on the right goes into our bedroom. It’s so fun having the lights on at night and getting to see them from two parts of the house. I foresee lots of dinner parties here in the very near future!
Of course, when you add in the view from across the pool…it’s even better. Everything is better with string lights and a pool in your backyard! 🙂