Now that we’re in prime BBQ and outdoor-gathering season, you might be thinking of ways to zhuzh your backyard to impress the friends and family you haven’t seen much of the past year. And whether you’ve got a humble fire escape or a full pool set-up, some extra lights will go far (and come in handy if the party goes straight into the night). On sale now for a mere $20 are these simple yet very attractive modern string lights from West Elm. Each garland is about 11 feet long with ten frosted bulbs on silver hardware, which should be more than enough to jazz up your outdoor area. Or pick up a couple to really brighten things up. (If you want to get these up before the Fourth of July, you’ll have to choose express shipping. But with how much you’re saving on the lights themselves, spending a touch more on shipping may just be worth it after all.)
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