Patio lighting may seem like the last thing on your mind these days with all of the pressures of life, but it can be an easy addition to your outdoor living space that is easy and affordable. With lights on your patio, safety and beautiful ambiance are just two bonuses for yourself and all of those who spend time there.
A couple of questions anyone might ask as they get started are where would I begin? What kind of patio lighting should I use? There are so many different lights you can use, but here are a number of ideas of how to use them.
If it is your deck you want to light up to highlight changes in elevations, drop-offs, or deck-edges, you may want to use patio lighting in white LED solar lights to map out the perimeter of the deck space. Solar is much more cost effective, weather resistant and long-lasting. Depending on how you place the lights, you can conceal them beneath railings, beneath benches, or on vertical posts. If there are steps on or around your patio, the concealed lights will help your guests and yourself navigate easily through the area safely.
Let’s say you have a fountain on your patio or elsewhere in your garden, you can bring it to life at night with a few easy lighting tips. Underwater lights add a spectacular effect to your fountain. You may choose colored lights for certain areas and white lights for others. If you want to enhance the mood of a particular season, party lights has a number of options to choose from to suit the holiday or mood you want to exude. For a mysterious, mirrored effect, try using lights beneath the surface of the water. Once you get started playing with patio lighting, you’ll be amazed at how quickly the appearance and feeling of any outdoor space can change.
To bring attention to shape and form that you may have in your garden, place lighting in front of what you want to shadow, and aim the light so that the item will cast its shadow on a surface like the wall of what is behind it. Or place the light so it casts a shadow in another area. The closer the light is to what you want to shadow, the larger the shadow will be. For an opposite effect or to create a silhouette, place a light behind the subject, and make sure the light is shining against vertical surfaces, like walls, or fences.
These are just a few types of patio lighting that you may want to try to bring a new appeal to your outdoor space. Deciding which type of patio lighting to use at your home will be easy once you get started and determine what you want to highlight in your garden or outdoor oasis. Patio lighting is not only great for the patio, but the lights can bring illumination to your whole yard and garden.