The yard should look fabulous both during the day and in the evening; the best way to illuminate the outdoor of your house is to invest in some inventive quality lighting. With the combination of ambient lighting and task lights, by incorporating accent lighting as spotlights and water-feature lighting you could create the ultimate outdoor setting.
Keeping It Safe
Every part of the yard in which you could walk off the path into the darkness, trip, or back the car off the driveway must be illuminated. If you cannot go from one point to another without tripping or falling down, it means that part of the lot must contain proper lighting. What’s more, it will affect the entire landscaping design and your overall impression of the ambience.
Path lights are perfect way to put light on the path, make it look fantastic and keep it safe at the same time. Fix the lighting along the edge of a driveway or a walkway and avoid tripping ever again. Staggering light can have an opposite effect, by putting too much light on the path and eventually making it look like a runway. Therefore, try to fix the lighting farther apart.
Build the lights into the staircase and on the deck to avoid injuries during the night. This is especially useful for people who have young children that can be careless during the night, and accidentally miss a step, fall down and get injured. Avoid these kinds of accidents and put some built-in lighting as well.
If you own a swimming pool, adding some lights around it, as well as inside the pool, is perfect. It will illuminate the area around it and make spending hot summer nights by the water, while enjoying your favorite drink a fantastic experience.
Set the Mood
If you are planning an evening event in your backyard, hanging a lighting fixture on the tree, or a trellis for illuminating a wide area is a great idea. This will provide the perfect ambient light that will both secure the perimeter and light it up gorgeously. If you want a little bit of shadow on the ground to imitate the moonlight, hang a low-intensity light in the tree. You can also create the feeling of moonlight on the path if you place downlights among tree branches. Furthermore, tall pines are perfect for placing the uplights that will add depth to the landscape.
The Type of the Lamp
Cold white and warm white outdoor lighting are the two choices choose from for your yard. Thanks to halogen lamps, which use incandescent bulbs, you will have a warm white light. However, they will consume the larger amount of electricity, so maybe you should consider energy saving lights. Furthermore, LEDs, and gas discharge are other options, and you can choose between those that produce warm or cold white color. Your yard will look fabulous if you decide to mix lamp colors, and create a unique effect outdoors.
If you’re thinking about adding style and improving the appearance of your home, but cannot decide how to do it, incorporating outdoor lighting into the design is the perfect option. Additional lighting will make the outdoors of your home especially attractive and stylish. Make sure you don’t overdo it and make the house look too flashy. The overall ambience and flair of the garden can easily be increased if you are moderate. Mix path lights with patio lights, doorway lights and tree lights for the ultimate stylish and comfortable atmosphere.
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