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.


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