Any home and garden looks at its best when it is bathed in a soft warm glow. Plus, lighting up your outdoor spaces is a sure-fire way to encourage everyone to spend more time outside.
Where to buy the lights you need for the job
You can buy some really great LED garden lights from LED Hut and other retailers that sell in your country and area. Taking the time to go online and see what is available is a fantastic way to get inspiration. Use Pocket to save the URL of any items that you really like. This will provide you with a good reference point when you finally sit down to plan out your lighting. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Trees and bushes decked in fairy light
Fairy lights look lovely wherever you use them. They are certainly not just for Christmas anymore. You can easily drape them over large bushes and hang them from your trees. If you have a pergola, fairy lights can be wrapped around the frame or hung from the roof.
Chinese style lanterns
Now that you can buy nylon Chinese lanterns they are practical for use on your terrace or balcony. The ideal approach is to run a wire between posts high above the area to be lit. This allows you to be able to place the lanterns exactly where you need them. For example, concentrating them over the eating area, so that they cast a bright enough light for you to be able to eat by. While other areas can be more dimly lit for the sake of privacy or to provide a quiet, softly lit spot to chill out and relax in.
Up-lights and spotlights
If you have water features, striking plants etc, you can easily highlight them by using up-lights and spotlights. You will be surprised by how stunning your pond or pool will look if you light it at night. Plus, if you will get more use out of it. For some reason, a nighttime swim always feels better than a daytime one does.
When installing lighting outdoors it is very important to think about safety. No matter where you live, at some point it is going to rain. So, your lighting fixtures are going to get wet. The combination of electricity and water is not a good one. Outdoor lights that are connected to mains electric need to be properly installed. That is why it makes sense to hire an electrician to do this job for you. Before you do so, make sure that you know exactly what you want. Plan everything out well in advance. You can find out how to map out your lighting, by going to this page.
As you can see, lighting up your garden is really easy and need not cost a lot of money to do. It brings many benefits, so is something that is really worth doing. Spending time outside as a family is fun, as well as being good for everyone´s emotional, physical and mental health.
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