These gorgeous garden lighting ideas will get your outdoors winter-ready

These garden lighting ideas are just what you need to illuminate your outdoor space on long, dark evenings

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Our gardens get significantly less attention in winter, but these gorgeous garden lighting ideas will quickly inject some atmosphere into a bleak, wintery space. Plus, who doesn't appreciate a few fairy lights during the festive period?

We found plenty of inspiration over at Lights 4 Fun – the credit card may have seen a bit of action over the past couple of days – and we're here today to share some of our favourite garden lighting ideas from their collection. With Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas just around the corner, there's never been a better time to get your outdoor space winter ready. 

For more inspiration, browse our pick of the best garden lighting for every occasion. Then find more garden lighting ideas in our handy design guide. 

1. Thread some delicate lighting through an olive tree

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For a super pretty and understated look, try weaving some delicate fairy lights through your smaller plants and shrubs. We love the use of these 100 Warm White LED Outdoor Battery Fairy Lights On Clear Cable to gently illuminate an olive tree, which would look great on your doorstep, or to light up a patio.

2. String up some fairy lights

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If you're lacking a little in the creativity department, trust us when we say that you really can't go wrong with fairy lights. Simply string them up between two points, wait for the sun to go down and admire your handiwork.

These Murcia Rattan Fairy Lights are solar powered, so you won't have to worry about having an outdoor socket to set them up.

3. Make your garden feel magical

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We really love these super sweet Mini Mushroom Solar Stake Lights – they are guaranteed to give your garden a magical, winter woodland feel, without looking over the top. Got a kid who loves all things fairies? These lights are sure to excite them...

4. Mix and match your garden lighting ideas

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Remember what we said about fairy lights? And more specifically how you really can't go wrong with them..? Well, if you're ready to graduate from a single set of lights, why not consider mixing a few different sets together? Still super simple, but also guaranteed to make your space a little more interesting.

This combination is a mix of the gorgeous Lunar Fairy Light Lanterns and the super simple Traditional Warm White LED Connectable String Lights White Cable Pro Series.

5. Create a striking focal point

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Okay, so we're aware that not everyone has a whopping great tree in their front – or back – garden, but this one's here for those of you that do.

Stringing some simple fairy lights around it will not only create a striking focal point for your outside space, but is a great way to give a leafless tree a new lease of life.

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