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The Lights Lighting up Love Island

Love Island fever has seemingly swept the nation over the past few summers. Well, the Festive Lights head office is no exception. You’ll be hard pressed to wander across the office in the morning without overhearing heated discussions about Anton and Amber, that Hawaiian shirt, or who we think will find themselves in the hideaway first. There’s something else on the smash hit ITV2 show that’s got tongues wagging. The real star of the show, you might say –

the Love Island festoon lights.


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When the whole squad is colour co-ordinated. 😍 #LoveIsland

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Very cute plan. Very cute couple. Yay for Gabby and Marcel 💛😊 #LoveIsland

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In between all of the arguments, “I’ve got a text”s, and *ahem* enthusiastic cuddling, the show’s producers often cut to close up shots of the festoon lighting that adorns the Love Island villa. I should point out that Festive Lights has not provided these lights, as far as we’re aware. But we are one of the foremost providers of festoon lighting in the UK and across Europe. As such, we can appreciate the beauty of these lights as much as the next group of singles going in the famous villa looking for love.

In fact, since the show started we’ve noticed that we’re getting a lot of phone calls from people asking for ‘the Love Island look’ for their gardens. What is this look, then, and how do you achieve it? Really it’s quite simple. Festoon lights generally come on a string or belt, and this can be fixed to hang across the garden (or villa) to create a canopy effect. You can even get connectable festoon lights so that you can cover larger distances.

The fixing of your festoons is really the only tricky part. It depends upon your own garden layout as to how you achieve this. Below we’ve put together some of our best Festoon imagery to give you an idea of the type of scene you can create.

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What do you think of the festoon lights in Love Island? Let us know in the comments below. If you’re trying to recreate the Love Island look and need any help, give us a call on 01257 792111 or contact us and we’ll be happy to advise further.