Outdoor lighting is an important accent to your landscape design, and it can help set the mood for gatherings such as summer barbecues or evening cocktail parties in the garden. Of course, outdoor lighting is also functional, helping you navigate your yard in the evening.
Here are some of the hottest trends in outdoor lighting to help you get the best look for your landscape and balance it with your practical needs:
These energy-efficient lights create discrete orbs of light that illuminate a pathway while also creating ambience. They can be placed along garden pathways or at strategic locations to highlight areas of your landscape. They create just enough light to see, but they are dim enough to set a dreamy or romantic tone.
You don't have to shine a giant bat light at your house. However, you can use small spotlights to strategically highlight aspects of your home's architecture or landscape with simple outdoor lighting. The lights are placed along the ground and are shined directly into the house or the landscape, creating a nice focus on those areas.
Strings of Twinkle Lights
Create a secluded, garden party vibe in your backyard by simply placing strings of twinkle lights like a canopy over the spot where you will gather will guests. You'll create a romantic and whimsical feel for your backyard -- whether you have a garden or not. The setting will be perfect for parties and intimate gatherings no matter what time of year it is.The lighting you choose for your home doesn't just help you see your way -- it also helps to highlight the best features of your home and to create an atmosphere. These trends in outdoor lighting can help you create the design you want for your backyard gatherings or to highlight your landscape or home design.