When the sun sets and it's time to fire up the barbecue, we often turn on our outdoor lights. But did you know there are many different ways to add light to your yard? And if you're looking for ways to make your yard more inviting, lighting up is a simple way to accomplish this goal.
Use lighting to divide and conquer your outdoor space.
Lighting is one of the best ways to divide and conquer your outdoor space. It can be used to create a feeling of privacy, intimacy, and security—and yes, fun!
Place lights to create décor features.
- Use lighting to create a focal point.
- Use lighting to create a sense of movement.
- Use lighting to create drama.
- Use lighting to create mystery and intrigue.
- Use it for romance!
Put some light on your plants and flowers.
If you want to add some high-end touches to your outdoor space, consider adding LED lights. These lights come in a wide variety of styles and offer the perfect opportunity to highlight specific plants or flowers in your garden. LED lights are also available in a variety of colors and can be used to create a soft glow or vivid illumination depending on the look you are going for.
You can use solar powered spotlights as well. These are great for illuminating portions of your landscape that might not receive enough natural sunlight during certain times of day or year (such as under shade trees). Some spots may require more light than others; take note of where these areas are located so that when choosing which ones need extra lighting focus, they'll get just enough!
Entice guests with LED pathway lights.
You can also make your home more inviting by installing pathway lighting. This is a great way to add some ambience and create a sense of elegance, while keeping it low-key enough that you can enjoy the outdoors with friends and family.
Pathway lights are available in several different forms, but we recommend LED lights because they’re more efficient than incandescent bulbs, brighter than incandescent bulbs, last longer than incandescent bulbs and are less expensive than incandescent bulbs.
Put a soft glow on the water in your pond or fountain with underwater lights.
Underwater lights are a great way to illuminate your water feature. They can be used to create a romantic atmosphere, and they’re super easy to install. You can find underwater lights in a variety of colors and styles, so you’re sure to find one that fits your home and preferences perfectly.
Underwater lights are also inexpensive, which is always nice!
Solar lights are a great alternative to traditional outdoor lighting. Solar lights are much more cost-effective than other options, and they're also easy to install. Plus, you don't have to worry about turning them on and off: many solar lights come with motion detectors that will automatically turn the light on when someone walks by them, and then shut off after a set amount of time (usually 30 seconds).
Solar bulbs also last longer than incandescent bulbs because they're not hot enough to burn out or break easily from being bumped into things (which happens often in an open area like your backyard). And if you get ones that are weatherproof, then you won't have any issues with rain or snow affecting their performance either!
Solar lights are one of the best choices for creating ambiance outdoors because they're so versatile—you can find them in many different styles from glass globes to stringed lamps. If there's something specific you'd like added into your landscape design then look no further than this guide for tips on finding it!
We hope that we’ve inspired you to light up your outdoor space. Whether you’re planning a party, trying to make your yard feel more secure or simply want to create an oasis of relaxation, there are many ways you can use lighting to enhance your backyard. A few tips: make sure that any lights you choose can withstand the elements; make sure they aren’t too bright so as not to disrupt the neighbors; and most importantly, have fun!