Now here's a bright idea: lighting that not only illuminates your space but also adds plenty of decorative flourish. Check out these brilliant how-tos.

Turn a gazebo into an after-dark lounge with strands of twinkle lights, diaphanous drapes, and sturdy glass hurricanes.

Tip: Camouflage the setup by using a white outdoor extension cord rather than more obtrusive orange or dark green.

Hurricanes, from $105 each, Abigails. Pillar candles, from $4 each, Design Ideas. Rental banquette, AFR Event Furnishings. Sheer custom panels, Circle Visual.

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