Outdoor Lighting Ideas
So just because the days are getting darker, doesn’t mean that your outdoor activities around the house need to be cut short. For instance – are you swimming late at night? Or trying to cook those hamburgers on the grill before the sun goes down? Wanting to gain some light by the fire pit? Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered. In other words, I’ve found the best outdoor lighting ideas for your outdoor living space!
Table of Contents
Benefits of Exterior Lighting
Therefore, before we get to the actual products, let’s review some key points as to why exterior lighting is just THAT important. Besides making that landscaping pop, of course!
Firstly, safety. We all know you want to be able to see after it gets dark outside. That’s just a given!
Secondly, outdoor lighting can really add a personal touch to your home. Through choosing the right outdoor lighting, you can enhance architectural features on your house.
Thirdly, exterior lighting near your front door creates a welcoming experience for guests. And we know you want guests to remember your house fondly…
In conclusion, if you ever decide to sell your house – your lighting design can actually have a lot of curb appeal. You want your front yard to have that warm and inviting ambiance.
So…here are some outdoor lighting ideas
Here are some great lighting options for ALLLL your exterior lighting needs!
Path lighting is essential for navigating walkways in the dark. In addition, path lighting is often available in low-voltage and solar LED options, path lighting is also a great decorative addition to your yard!
If you’ve been following up with the latest trends, you know that string lighting is all the rage. It provides a warm and comforting atmosphere – often times strung throughout the backyard – near an outdoor kitchen or pergola – wherever you see fit. Above all, it’s great because these lights are often energy efficient AND create a retro style kind of vibe. For instance, movie night under the stars – need I say more!?
In addition, people need to be able to safely navigate up and down your deck. Therefore, install lights around the perimeter of the deck surface or in between the individual stairs and you’re set.
Also known as spot lighting, landscape lighting is used to shine beams upward – usually onto shrubs, trees or specific feature (such as a waterfall in the pool).
Above all – these lights are SO COOL! Therefore – try them out in your backyard 🙂
Outdoor Wall Lighting
Eeeek…shadows can be SCARY late at night! However, that’s why you need outdoor wall lighting – just mount them on any vertical surface, pool (I loooove water features), seating area, really any low laying spot and ta da! We’ve found that wall sconces are the best options for casting a lot of light into small areas (accent lighting). They’re great for uplighting. Check out these great outdoor lighting ideas…
Other Great Landscape Lighting Ideas
In addition, let’s look at some other great light sources to really make your lighting schemes pop. Above all – there are so many lighting options to choose from. However, I feel like I’ve put together a pretty cohesive list of options for you to choose from. For instance – you have pool lights, wall sconces, deck lights…allll the ideas!
In conclusion, we hope you’ve found some eye-catching exterior lights. Being a homeowner with an outdoor space can be challenging. For instance, I know the feeling of being conflicted on what kind of entryway light fixtures you want to put in…or which garden lights would look best in the backyard. Hopefully, you’ve been able to find some great outdoor lighting ideas (and great lighting fixtures!!) through this post :). Above all – drop your comments on this blog in the section below! Similarly, check out our similar posts below.
If you like this post, check out these…