By Orquidia Quintana. Outdoor Lighting. Published at Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 - 18:17:03 PM.
The best bit about lighting up your patio or decking area is that it helps blur the line between indoors and outdoors. This not only makes your home feel larger, but also gives you and your family far more living space than in the colder months.
Whether it’s a snug corner around a firepit, a sunny poolhouse or a Mediterranean patio, entertaining alfresco is all about creating an area that is comfortable and inviting. It doesn’t matter what style or size garden you have, you don’t have to only use it in the summer months. Wave goodbye to lost lawns and forgotten terraces, the first step to achieving the look is the furniture. From there, it’s all about the lighting. The best living spaces are built with layers in mind. Combining different garden lights on a few levels keeps your display looking fabulous. Festoons, fairy lights and lanterns are ideal for your trees and shrubs, candles offering beautiful table top illumination.
Place the uplights behind the shrubs or plants. Ideally, if they’re nestled in mulch beds then hide the above-ground lights in these to make the display look neater. Place the outdoor pretty far apart too so that you get pools of light rather than a continuous flood of brightness.
Trees look terrific when lit from below since the light illuminates the trunk’s texture and adds softness to the foliage. Just make sure you do actually light up the trunk otherwise you get a bit of a ’UFO hovering effect’ when it’s just the foliage that’s lit up.
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