Choosing Outdoor Lighting
There are a variety of reasons for adding lights to the exterior of your home and to your landscaping design. Exterior lighting options have increased dramatically. Choosing lighting options that meet your specific needs has never been easier.
Exterior Lighting For Safety
Adding lighting to your outdoor space can increase your safety in several ways. Motion sensor lights at the garage can make the walk to your door safer. An illuminated walkway leading to the front door can reduce the risks of falls. A well-lit walkway is both a safety feature and convenience for evening visitors.
Front porch lights are available in styles that will complement any exterior decor. You can easily find ceiling mount, sconce or hanging pendant style porch lights in a wide variety of designs.
Deck lights and step lights can also be considered a form of safety light. These are available in simple, basic designs and in styles that are both functional and decorative.
Exterior Lighting For Patios
There are many types of exterior lighting for your outdoor entertainment area. If you are designing an outdoor living room, you can find outdoor lighting for that space that is as beautiful as the lighting you have indoors. Hanging lights, floor lamps and table lamps are available that are safe for outdoor use. There are outdoor lamps available in designs that will complement decors ranging from sophisticated modern to cozy casual.
You may have an outdoor entertainment area where posts lighting is your best option. A privacy fence provides an ideal place for adding sconce lights. Solar lights can be used to provide subtle lighting around a patio or pool area.
People notice the curb appeal of your home as they drive by during the day. By adding decorative lighting to your landscape design, your front lawn can become an object of beauty after dark. Decorative lighting can be placed in strategic locations throughout your landscape.
Spot lights can be used to highlight a spectacular shrub, flower or piece of garden art. A spot light directed toward an outdoor fountain is very impressive. If you have a bistro set, garden bench or small sitting area incorporated into your landscape, illuminating this area makes it more functional and more noticeable.
Miscellaneous Exterior Lighting
In addition to the previously mentioned form of exterior lighting, there are a few other options to consider incorporating into your outdoor design. String lights are a popular choice of exterior lighting. They can be used to provide soft illumination to an area or by choosing colorful string lights, you can add a festive or seasonal atmosphere to your outdoor space.
Illuminating your house number makes it easier for visitors or emergency responders to locate your home at night. Driveway lights elevate the beauty of your home. They lead everyone’s eyes toward your front door. Used in conjunction with a beautiful porch light, they make your home appear quite impressive.
You can use exterior lighting in a variety of ways to make your outdoor space safer, more functional and certainly more beautiful. With the many design options available, you should be able to find whatever you need to add the finishing touches to your outdoor landscape and your outdoor living and entertaining area.