as important outside as it is inside your home. Follow these simple tips to illuminate
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.
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
entertaining, combine candles, flares and fire bowls and drape strings of
lanterns across trees to create an atmospheric blanket of light.
tricks such as illuminating a tree at the end of the garden, can add a sense of
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.
with ground spikes offer versatility. You can move them as you change your
- 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
the lighting, work with a qualified electrician so that all connections are
properly sealed and waterproofed.