FindItMore | Nothing beats the twinkle of outdoor lights on a summer night. Now that summer is approaching, it’s essential to prepare your outdoor space for the long nights. This is the time to throw parties outdoors, spend an evening outside with your family and enjoy time with friends in the backyard. Here are breathtaking outdoor lighting ideas you can suggest to your landscaper to take your backyard to the next level.
- Go low voltage
Installing low voltage lighting is a suitable way to illuminate your garden, walkway, and dark spots in the yard. Other than offering security, the soft glowing result will be a fantastic way of adding ambiance to your yard’s best features.
- Floating candles
When these are candles reflected onto a shimmering surface of liquid, a candle’s flame flickers always appear radiant and very beautiful. You can add floating candles to get an instant atmosphere to your casual summer table.
- Paper lanterns
Paper lanterns are an excellent way of creating ambiance on outdoor event spaces. You can choose to go solo with a light in them or use smaller lanterns to create long chains on your light strands.
- Build in lights
Built-in illumination is another way to add custom details and create moonlighting to your deck. A professional will help you to ensure the deck lighting is installed and functions safely.
- Hanging lanterns
You can also cast a warm glow from above particularly under tall trees. This way you will enjoy your night meals under trees that are strung with lanterns. Whether large or small, the strong branches of the tree will hold them safely.
Moonlighting is a perfect way to illuminate your outdoor space –you won’t require path fixtures. Place lights in high trees and they will give an effect of real moonlight. To give a natural look, the fixtures must be hidden from view so you want them to be 30-40 feet high.
- Rope lights
You can get various colors to customize your outdoor lighting to fit your personal taste or party theme. Rope lights can be wrapped around trees, plants, tables, patio furniture, banisters, etc. You can even use multiple ropes of light to line a certain focal point like a central shrub to create a catchy piece of natural art.
- Get the LED out
Nowadays there are many inventive outdoor lighting options and it’s easier to find solutions that match your unique style. To add some magic to your outdoor space consider getting solar-powered LED lights. For instance, you may place remote-controlled LED globes on your lawn.
- Make them float
Do you have a water feature or a pool in your outdoor space? If so, you can make it glow by adding an element of surprise with floating lights. You can even flex some more by getting custom mini-pallets that can not only house the lighting but flowers or any other item you would like to add to boost the theme of your party.
- Go tropical
Even though this lighting idea is often overlooked, tiki torches are a suitable multi-functional way for adding a tropical vibe in your backyard, especially for your next barbecue. Your family or guest will get an opportunity to dance along the torch flames to create a memorable night. The torches can also be filled with citronella oil to ensure the environment is bug-free.
Try out all these ideas this summer and you, your friends and family will have exceptional summer nights to remember.
Author – Caryl Anne Crowne is a contributing writer and media specialist for Mr. Electric. She regularly produces content for a variety of lifestyle and home blogs, based around the transitional obstacles that come with purchasing, inspecting, and making a house feel like a home.