Backyard lighting is trending in HRM. The right backyard lighting can transform your patio into an outdoor oasis that sparkles in the night.
Backyard lights can range from wall lights to string lights. Depending on which outdoor space your lighting up will help you make your selection in lighting style and design.
Some tips to keep in mind when designing your lighting layout are:
- Take your home’s architectural style into account when choosing your fixtures
- Don’t undersize your lighting
- Think about the bigger picture
- Outdoor elements like weather can impact the condition of your lights
Wall Lighting: Outdoor wall lighting emphasizes your front and back door, warmly welcoming friends and family. Wall lighting provides a warm ambiance, highlighting your homes details. When choosing your wall fixture, look around your outdoor living room, pay attention to your style of your doors, decide what style you are looking for. Are you looking for traditional, antique or contemporary and always keep your lighting style in sync with the overall architectural style of your space.
Post Lighting: Outdoor lighting is a dynamic way to turn your outdoor living space in to a nighttime vision. Post lighting provides elegance to walkways, gardens, stone paths and outdoor areas that have beautiful landscaping that loose their appearance once the sun sets. Path lights are a pragmatic way to create ambiance outdoors, lighting the way to the fire or to the gazebo. Also providing functional lighting for accessibility
String Lighting-This style of outdoor lighting gives new meaning to the word ‘multi-use’. String lighting works with every season and every occasion! String lighting is a great way to unleash your imagination, personalizing your backyard space. This is an inexpensive way to add creativity to any outdoor space and can be installed with little hassle.
Homeowners have the choice between using solar or electrical backyard lights. Either choice offers you an abundance of options for beautiful lighting décor. One thought to think about when choosing between solar-lighting and low voltage lighting is how bright you want your light and how comfortable you are installing your lighting if you are installing yourself.
Watch this video to give you an idea of the difference in brightness when with a solar-powered light:
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