Outdoor lighting can be both functional and aesthetic. A lot of focus usually goes into our inside home décor, gardens can be neglected – especially during winter. It isn’t always that we get such a brilliant summer, in fact, I can’t remember the last time it rained. With summer being a scorcher this year it becomes a necessity to spend more time outdoors, particularly in your unloved garden. I know for a fact mine was left in a state and needed some work at the start of summer.
Making the most of your garden during these hot months means garden and dinner parties. When they roll over into night time you might want to consider some lighting or it could become pretty hazardous.
Did you know that garden lighting:
- Can create atmosphere
- Helps expand outdoor space
- Improves general appeal of garden
- Increases security and safety of your home
- Can be easily installed
Here are some stylish and innovative lights for outdoors:
Are you tired of using your floodlights, hanging bulbs down to cascade across your garden can seem intricate, but it will add charm and character to your garden. These lights also provide a relaxed mood lighting – perfect for long summer nights in the garden, barbecues and dining.
Create intimacy and allure to your garden by using lanterns. You can put lanterns around your garden, or hang them down. As well as this, you can use either electric or wax candle lanterns, both work extremely well.
LED garden lighting
LEDs usually use low power consumption but can brighten up a whole garden (if you have enough of them). They’re perfect as they will not be too bright for alfresco dinning, and also will set the mood. They last longer than halogen bulbs and can be found in many formats.
Solar garden lighting
Solar garden lighting is eco-friendly and they are available in different styles. I am sure you’ve seen the stake lights that are used as a guide to outside paths. Solar garden lighting is the green alternative to lighting, it uses solar collectors to absorb lighting during the day. This in turn allows for an ambient light at night. Solar lighting can last up to several hours and is an inexpensive solution for smaller gardens.
If your garden has enough space for a gazebo, go get one! Gazebos provide shelter and shade and can be freestanding or attached. Gazebos do not have to be tacky – rather, gazebos include pavilions, kiosks and alhambras.
There are plenty of guides online on adding creative gazebo lighting, some of these include fairy lights, chandeliers, LED ribbons and even sparkle balls. These lights are perfect for your outdoor gazebo, gazebo lighting is ideal for eating out during those summer nights and can also be of use during winter!