» » » Home garden lighting

Home garden lighting

Home garden lighting

Lighting is as important outside as it is inside your home. Follow these simple tips to illuminate your garden.

  • Layer lighting in the garden as you would in the house. Use spotlights to draw attention to key features such as sculptures, and opt for floodlights to offer a broader wash of light across a path.
  • Consider how your set-up will look from all vantage points, especially from different levels in a house. It’s a good idea to use a dimmer switch to control lighting that is near your home, so that you can create a seamless indoor/outdoor transition.
  • When entertaining, combine candles, flares and fire bowls and drape strings of lanterns across trees to create an atmospheric blanket of light.
  • Simple tricks such as illuminating a tree at the end of the garden, can add a sense of perspective.
  • Freestanding lamps can transform outside seating areas into attractive ‘garden rooms’. There’s a huge variety of weatherproof designs available, from the traditional to the very modern.
  • A little light will go a long way at night, so you only need one-watt LED bulbs to pick out your favorite plants or other focal points.
  • In small spaces, try lighting a window box or placing a few spiked spotlights around the perimeter to make your garden feel larger.
  • Products with ground spikes offer versatility. You can move them as you change your space around.
  • Use green metal or dark fittings as they blend in with your plants, so are not easy to spot during the day. Copper fittings are also good as they develop a verdigris patina with time
  • Whatever the lighting, work with a qualified electrician so that all connections are properly sealed and waterproofed.

22-02-2016, 03:27
Autor: kastiel
Views: 1 572

Dear visitor, you entered the site as an unregistered user.
We recommend you to register or login to the website using your name.


Users of Guest are not allowed to comment this publication.