Look for multi-coloured string lights to add a touch of whimsy to your events, or go for paper lanterns that add flair (note that paper lanterns will need to be taken down when the gathering is done, and are not suited for damp weather). Coloured rope lights can be wrapped
LEDs offer lower power consumption than incandescent bulbs, and substantially higher light emission. However, because individual LEDs are very small, you need quite a few of them to equal the amount of light emitted from conventional lights. With that being said, there are many different styles of outdoor lighting that
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.
Adding lighting beyond the typical one or two lights can provide extra security as well, especially if they’re motion sensored or automatically light up when the sun goes down.
Buy lighting fixtures which are hooded so that you can be directional with the light and avoid ’washing’ over an unnecessarily large area. Get three lights and circle them around the tree, rather than have them all illuminating the front. Note too that placing uplighters in trees also adds more
Piers aren’t only placed near the front door, they can be placed in the walkway leading up to the front door, as well as the driveway. An illuminated walkway has the power to create a serene experience when walking towards the door.
So, you’ll no doubt have sussed out by now that a certain amount of creative thinking is involved in placing outdoor lighting. For this reason it’s really not a bad idea to call in a landscaping professional for advice.
Do you regularly host parties and other events at your home? Your garden area can be an ideal option for these gatherings during the warmer months of the year (and even during fall and early spring if you have a source of heat, such as a fire pit or outdoor
Remember too that by adding exterior lighting to your garden at night you’re not trying to emulate the beauty and colours of the garden as they appear in daylight. Instead, you’re attempting to bring into focus a ’different’ garden. By this we mean there will be far more contrasts and
From pontoons to private courtyards, you can add ambience even without a power point. Line paths with festoons and team with lanterns at floor level. For use night after night, plump for outdoor battery lights with a timer function for the ultimate in low maintenance. For warmer climates then it’s
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