Your outdoor space is an extension of your indoor living space, so it needs to be equally comfortable as your house. With the barbeque season upon us, illuminating your patio or porch with a beautiful lighting system is a great way to make your outdoor space more functional and inviting.
The right kind of light can set the mood and bring your outdoor space to life when the sun goes down.
Whether you are hosting an extravagant dinner party or just want to enjoy the long summer days and warmer temperatures, you can design your outdoor space to feel more welcoming and functional with the right set of lights. Lighting is of utmost importance and an integral part of any sophisticated design scheme.
If you are trying to design your patio or porch, read on to find useful tips and ideas to make your outdoor space a perfect space for relaxing, entertaining, and spending time with loved ones, well, using lighting.
Adding chandeliers, lanterns, lamps, and other fancy lights to your home exterior creates an atmosphere that sparks conversation while making a statement that speaks to your personality. These attention-drawing choices create a cozy, romantic feel and a focal point in spaces with neutral or muted decor.
If you want to make your porch feel more relaxing, lamps and lanterns provide an easy way to illuminate it. These lighting choices will not only initiate intimate conversations but are also sure to add a feeling of sophistication and elegance, encouraging you to spend time outside even when the nights are chilly.
String lights are a popular option to create a warm, intimate ambiance in outdoor spaces. They come in overwhelmingly many different options, so you are sure to find an option for your landscape.
The best thing about string lights is probably their versatility. You can wrap them around arches and trellis, suspend them above a dining area, or use them on a low edge to create a secluded and well-lit spot next to your barbeque.
No matter the size of your outdoor space, whether you are preparing a romantic dinner or a big late-night party, strands of string lights can tie the desired together and create a soothing, ambient glow.
A bohemian charm featuring candles and lanterns
If you are on a budget, it doesn’t mean you can’t illuminate your space. You can brighten up your patio without spending a dime on installation.
Both candles and lanterns are cheap and offer a perfect way to illuminate small spaces. They are an excellent choice for creating a welcoming outdoor environment and blend well with most decor. Without overwhelming even small patios, these temporary lightings help enhance design details and every art in your space.
If you opt for candles and lanterns, you can play around with different shapes, sizes, and colors to give your space an enchanting glow.
Over the last few years, spotlighting has enjoyed a huge resurgence thanks to its ability to make gardens look larger with a few cleverly placed spotlights. Landscape lighting offers an excellent way to accentuate your driveways, walkways, shrubs, and the entire garden, creating a cozy feel throughout your outdoor opening. The warm glow of bulbs in the night air instantly creates a welcoming environment while defining outdoor seating and dining areas.
One of the ways to beautify your landscape is by hiding spotlights behind small bushes and branches. This way, the light will reflect off the branches creating an illusion of space.
Besides transforming your pathways, landscape lighting also helps keep all areas with frequent foot traffic well lit, ensuring the safety of your guests as they traverse your landscape when the sun goes down.
Of significance, if you are using LEDs, consider down-turning them, so you don’t create an unpleasant glare.
Spotlighting provides a great way to transition your outdoor living area into a truly functional space. It could be used by homeowners who want to beautify their home exterior but do not have a porch or patio to light up.
Outdoor spaces are perfect for relaxing and spending time with family and friends. Adding the proper lighting to your outdoor space is a great way to give it a character and relaxing feel while creating an entertainment center. To add more style and comfort, consider Universal MotionScreen. These motorized retractable screens are sure to reflect your personality while adding to the elegance of your patio or porch.