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Why outdoor lighting is the perfect solution for your garden

In CategoryTim Whitcombe
ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

For many people buying a house with at least a small garden is a lifelong dream. There’s nothing better than spending a nice, relaxing evening outdoors after a hard day at work. But if you work long hours, you probably don’t get many opportunities to enjoy such moments. Once you come back home, it’s already dark and going outside doesn’t seem so appealing anymore. You’ve probably spent a lot of time working on your garden design and looking for ways to make it look even more inviting. It’d be a shame to let all that hard work go to waste by staying inside the house during your free time.

It’s summer, and your garden is now presenting itself in its most beautiful form. Green leaves are decorating the trees. The flowers are in full bloom. Everything is lively and full of energy. And you’re missing it because you’re busy with your daily life. When you finally have a moment for yourself, all of it will already be hidden in the dark. But is sun really the only lighting you can count on in an outdoor setting? Of course, it isn’t. There are many lighting solutions available on the market to choose from. You can implement them in your project, and transform your backyard into a unique, one-of-a-kind space.

Gain more space

Most people treat their gardens and houses as two separate things. There’s the interior of the house, and then there’s another area that you can spend time in, but they are not really connected. It’s a wasted opportunity. With a good plan, you can easily transform your patio into the building’s extension and gain additional space. By installing lamps around the sitting area, you can create something like a living room but in the fresh air. Having friends over for dinner will be even more enjoyable in such surroundings. Plus, there are many models of sun canopies for patios available on the market. If you find the right one for your house, you’ll be able to shield yourself from the scorching sun on hot summer days.

Make your garden visible

While the specific elements will depend on the location and weather conditions, a perfect garden is not just about plants and trees. It’s about decorations, pathways, and furniture as well. If you live near the beach, you can try to bring some of it to your backyard by utilising sand in your project. On the other hand, if you live in a rainy place, paving may be a better idea. When done right, a simple design can turn into a piece of art and, by installing outdoor lighting, you’ll be able to admire it at any time.

Enhance your project

When you want to showcase a certain element of your interior design, you use light to highlight the area. The same can be done in your garden. Proper lighting can bring out the beauty of any object, so it’s worth considering such a solution. Even a lamp you decide to install can in itself be a decorative element. Just look for models that will complement the rest of the project. However, if you’d rather have more subtle lighting, which will brighten up your evenings but go unnoticed during the day, go for in-ground lights.

Keep intruders at bay

Of course, you want your house and its surroundings to look great. That’s why you’re willing to spend your time and money on achieving this goal. But ensuring security is an equally important thing. After all, nothing in the world matters more than the safety of your family. Lighting up your backyard can become a solution to both of these issues. Keep in mind that most break-ins happen at night. It’s not a coincidence, darkness provides great cover. But it’ll be difficult to get to your house without being seen if there are lights all around.

There’s no denying that we all like to feel appreciated. We like to surprise people with our skills, and we like being praised for our work. Implementing various lighting options in your garden can give you incredible results. And you definitely won’t be the only one noticing it. Your friends and family will love coming over and spending time in your newly created seating area.

 

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