Outdoor Lighting and Patios: A Perfect Combination for the Summer
If your family is the type that spends most of their time outdoors, you might want to consider designing your outdoor living space through landscape lighting. For those who are not familiar with landscape lighting, it is the art of incorporating lighting fixtures into architectural features of a specific structure such as the house. While it can always be designed by the entire family, it is always recommended to hire the services of landscape lighting experts for installation.
Here are the reasons why you need to incorporate landscape lighting at home:
- It makes your outdoor area safe from burglars.
- It gives your garden cozy feel.
- It serves as a warm welcome for your visitors.
- It gives people the light they need to navigate at the area.
- It gives your family the chance to relax outdoors even at night.
- You get to maximize your outdoor space.
- It serves as an eye candy for passersby at night.
Meanwhile, here are some pointers you can consider when doing landscape lighting for your beautiful home:
Install patio lights.
The patio lights can be as simple as down lights features or a simple but cozy fireplace that can illuminate the entire area. The fireplace should be a just a warm shade for the patio, not too bright and not too loud. Just position a bench or a couch near the fireplace and you already have a bonfire area for your family should you want to grill some s’mores while watching the moon and stars.
Soften lights around the pool.
While some families would want brighter lights for their swimming pool area, it would also be a lovely idea to install softer yellow to dim lights around the pool to create a gloomy but cozy effect. These soft shades will create a chill mood for your visitors and for the rest of the family. You can also install small lights with different colors on the trees surrounding the pool to contrast the warm lights. You can just a grill beside the pool, a hot tub, a pergola or a gazebo to accommodate and entertain more guests.
Create that Lake House treatment.
Not all houses have built-in ponds where the kids can relax at night but you can always design your own small pond or makeshift lake where you and the rest of the family can spend the night on. Just be sure to design it with softer shades of yellow to sustain the cozy effect. This lighting is perfect for wooden chairs and tables around the pond to complement the brown.
You don’t have to go directly to your bedrooms at night. Spend more time with your family and relax at your own garden! Create your own garden masterpiece with the guidance of our staff from Luxe Outdoor Environments. Our people can help you install beautiful lights in your gardens. They can even guide you in what type of landscape lighting is perfect for your property. Just contact us at (480) 634-8060 for more details.