We use our outdoor living spaces for many things; parties, relaxing, barbeque, turning it into a playground for our children or grandchildren, etc. You could have an amazing swimming pool with a beautiful landscape plan designed around it to your convenience with a sitting area and even an outside grill, but there is only so much natural light during the day for you to enjoy these outdoor amenities. So, why let sun end your fun when it goes down? With a stylish, modern, and strategically placed lighting system, the fun never has to end!
There are so many different ways, materials, and styles you can adapt when you’re installing a lighting system. In this post, we’re going to look into some lighting system installations, aesthetics, and how it can improve your outdoor living.
Lanterns are one of the most used outdoor light sources because of their convenience of movement and wide variety of styles to choose from. From Asian-inspired gardens to a rustic looking backyard, they can complete any look. You will have many different options depending on what style you’re going for or how bright or dim you want them, and you can either get LED ones that work with electricity or candle ones for a more natural light and an old school look.
String lights can be very stylish, easy to install, and fairly cheap if you want to keep it simple in your backyard. All you have to do is install hooks wherever you want them, set them up, and then plug them in. They can give your outdoor living area a very cozy and rustic look.
Orbs and Spheres
Orbs and spheres installed throughout your outdoor area can give it a mystical look with their “floating” look. They are modern-looking light sources that give out soft light to not strain your eyes. If you’d rather have them on the floor, you can create a cute little bundle of lights with them in the middle of your patio and surround it with seats for your friends and family.
Investing in light-up furniture can tackle two issues at once: lack of light and lack of seats. You will have so many style and size options. Almost every landscape plan includes potted plants; by choosing pots and planters with light installations, you can give them one more purpose. It can feel like natural, soft light since it’s going to be surrounded by green, and you have many different sizes and styles to choose from.
Hidden LED Lighting
Hidden LED strips not only provide light in your backyard, it can also turn your furniture or grill or boring looking pots and plants into chic pieces and zhuzh up your backyard in a subtle way.
Uplighting is a dramatic and beautiful way of lighting up your backyard and making a statement. It can be installed underneath any furniture or plan in your backyard, or just up against the wall to provide light and a stylish look.