Lighting Ideas For Your Outdoor Area or Garden

September 28, 2016

Lighting Ideas For Your Outdoor Area or Garden

Is there any better feeling than sitting in your outdoor setting enjoying the night sky but also enjoying your wonderful garden. Especially if you have installed outdoor lighting to accentuate the special areas of your garden.

We are all drawn to the beautiful pictures of homes at night. Where the use of lighting around a home or garden adds a special feeling and character to the photo.

There must be something about the light and dark within the garden that draws us in and excites us. 

When you are sitting under the night skies enjoying the special effects the right lighting gives to your garden then that is a magical time. 

It is great to create a special ambience, mystery in your garden. 

The video below from B&Q gives you ideas on what to consider for your own outdoor lighting requirements.   

 

Ideas For Outdoor Lighting by B&Q 

1. Safety

Ideas for Improving your outdoor and garden lighting

  • Great for paths, decks, steps.
  • Bright and illuminating for an area.
  • Make sure they focus on the area that needs to be illuminated. 

 2. Security

Ideas for improving your outdoor and garden areas

  • Light up the front and rear of your home
  • Highlight driveways and the front porch.

3. Relaxation

Ideas for your outdoor lighting for your garden or home

  • Think about subtle lighting that gives a soft, mellow glow to your area. Lights that create an atmosphere for your entertaining or relaxing area. 

 4. Uplighting

 Lighting ideas for your outdoor area or garden

  • Highlight your favourite feature in your garden; trees, statue.
  • Use a spotlight to create that special feel. 

5. Lighting and Water

Ideas to improve your lighting for your outdoor area or garden

  • Spectacular when highlights moving water
  • Romantic reflections

 

6. Party Lights

Ideas for Lighting your garden or outdoor area

  • Party lights are great for creating fun and flair when you are entertaining.
  • They really only should be used for your party as they are not waterproof.

Now you can for begin to plan your own outdoor lighting.

You can watch the full video below.

 




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