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Picture it: You’re enjoying a lovely summer evening on your patio with great friends, lots of laughs, and bottomless frosés. Nights like that are what summer’s all about, right? Well, before you start texting you invite your pod to come over for cocktails, there’s one must-have piece of decor that you need ASAP: string lights! String lights are the perfect way to elevate your outdoor space after dark with minimal effort. They add warmth (but not the kind that makes you sweat) and ambiance, leaving you wondering where the hours went after said late-night summer hangout. And if you think you have to pack away these charming accessories when the season ends, think again! Instead, opt for lights that are meant for use both outside and inside.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good set of fairy lights or a stately string of Edison bulbs, but with indoor/outdoor lights, you have the flexibility to use them to illuminate wherever (and whenever) you prefer — and you don’t even have to figure out where to store them! As an added bonus, these lights are also more durable and tend to provide a little bit more brightness than outdoor-only lights. So even if you don’t have an outdoor space, they’re a good investment. Whether you’re going for a vibe that’s festive, elegant, or serene, we’ve found the most unique indoor/outdoor string lights that are sure to stand out and set the perfect mood.