Did you know that landscape lighting is one of the single most effective ways to increase the value of your home? It’s also one of the most effective at adding beauty and extending the functionality of your outdoor space.
Whether you’re lighting up a summer party or warming up a crisp autumn evening, there are many ways to use lighting to add interest, improve safety, set a mood, create ambiance, and help you enjoy your space long after the sun has set.
Today we’re sharing some of our popular blogs with lighting ideas from the practical to the spectacular. Learn something new, get inspired, and start imagining how lighting can create a unique and beautiful experience for you.
1. Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Create Your Own Personal Paradise
Designing outdoor lighting is far more than choosing a few fixtures or laying bulbs along your front walkway. It is a creative endeavor that takes into consideration how you want to use your space and how to create effects to maximize beauty.
From illuminating pathways, ponds, and water features, to creating moonlighting and playing with shadows, lighting design is all about imagining your best outdoor life and making it a reality. These ideas will give you something to daydream about as you imaging what your space can be.
2. LED Vs. Halogen Lighting: Which Is Best For Your Landscape?
While you’re busy dreaming up your ideal evening, take a moment to consider the practical. When it comes to lighting, there is no shortage of options! It can seem a bit overwhelming when it comes to fixtures and bulbs, with lots of strong opinions about which to choose.
One of the decisions you’ll need to make is whether to chose traditional halogen bulbs or LED lights. This guide will help you navigate the differences and make a better decision about your investment.
3. Landscape Lighting Tips And Ideas For Fall
With the sun setting earlier and earlier, you may find your outdoor time being cut short. But with good lighting, you can enjoy yourself long into the evening hours, no matter the season.
Fall is a great time of year to add or improve your landscape lighting. Not only will it extend your outdoor time, but it will add warmth and coziness that you can enjoy from your living room window, too. These ideas will give you some creative and practical ways to use lighting to enjoy the season.
4. Landscape Lighting Tips To Add Interest, Drama And Beauty
When it comes to lighting, a bulb is more than just a bulb! It can mimic moonlight, intensify shadows, highlight a focal point, and much more. It all comes down to design.
Whether you want to improve curb appeal or create a beautiful space that you and your family can use and enjoy through the evening, these ideas will help you create intriguing visual effects.
5. Landscape Lighting: DIY Or Go Pro? 5 Things To Know
Time to pause for the practical again! For the DIYers out there, installing landscape lighting might be right up your alley. If you’ve been reading along, you’ve probably got plenty of ideas, and there’s no shortage of tutorials everywhere from YouTube to home improvement websites to help with the rest.
The question is: should you? We’re partial toward hiring professionals for professional work, but here are some things to consider if you’re on the fence. Take these into consideration as you make a decision, whether you go pro, or ultimately decide to take it on yourself.
6. Landscape Lighting Ideas For Evening Outdoor Entertaining
If you enjoy evening entertaining outdoors, the one thing you can’t do without is lighting. Whether for cooking, serving cocktails, sitting and talking, playing games, or simply enjoying the company of family and friends, lighting serves both a practical and a sensory function.
These ideas will get you started thinking about how to light up your space so that you and your guests can enjoy it, whether you’re hosting a summer pool party or a spooky autumn evening over ghost stories.
Have any lightbulbs gone off for you while reading this? If you have ideas for your outdoor lighting, or if you’re not sure where to start and want recommendations and ideas for creating your perfect outdoor space, contact us for a consultation and let us know. Our lighting design pros will work with you to make your evenings shine.