Nothing can create a more intimate atmosphere than string lights or as they are also called café lights, market lights or bistro lights suspended just over your head on a warm LA night. Not only is it beautiful but it’s completely functional as well, draped over tables and food stations and dancefloors to bring them out of the dark when the sun goes down. What a perfect way to dress up an outdoor courtyard or reinvent your backyard for that party you’ve been planning.

Combining string lights with paper lanterns or hanging crystal arrangements are great options as well.