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Lighting Design Ideas for Your Garden

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

These days, having a home not only requires a sound building structure and an aesthetic interior design and décor. We are captivated by tangible characteristics of people and how they throw off their personalities. The way they dress and present themselves, their demeanor and such. On this note, homes have taken on the same ideals of having that certain appeal.

That era when garden gnomes inhabited your garden is now a thing of the past. These days, even the littlest square footage available for a potted garden is turned into a perfectly designed outdoor getaway for a homeowner. Whether it be a small Zen garden situated in a corner of a squeezed in balcony of a high rise apartment or a home out in the suburbs, lawns and patios are now put together into something more elegant and multifunctional.

Gardens are now landscaped to add more value to a home. More thought is put into architectural components to blend with the lay out and composition of plants, its texture and even its aromatic effects. The right mix of trees, bush, flowers, and grass are carefully chosen to suit the total style or theme of the garden. However, in the dark of night , everything just seems like it's been cloaked in a veil of black space.

If you're partial to entertaining guests outdoors, it leaves your beautiful garden totally unappreciated. This is when you wish you agreed to landscape lighting while you were in the whole shebang of your landscape project.

Garden lights used to make up of merely a porch light and maybe a lighting fixture or two around the back or along a pathway. These days, there is so much more for you to play around with and beautify your outdoor living space. Gobble up on some worthy lighting tips and bright ideas to accentuate all your hard work. An unlit garden, however beautifully landscaped, looks like a beautiful painting hanging on a wall in the dark.

Design a plan to figure out which elements you would like to punch up around your garden. The right placement of lights helps showcase architectural structures of your garden . An exotic plant, a fountain or a small Koi pond, a topiary or even just a simple flower pot can have dramatic impact with the proper lighting. Lighting up your walk way or a path doesn't mean simply putting a row of lights. Strategic placements of lights will serve both lighting needs and highlighting as well.

If you enjoy barbeque nights with friends and if you proud yourself with a pretty pimp outdoor grill, you might want to install some low voltage lights in the eaves to show off your cooking area. Outdoor seating areas do need to be illuminated but need some ambiance. Opt for some soft lights that you can strategically place around converging areas of guests such as behind a garden bench, or you can even have them hang on trees or posts.

Your garden can have that cozy atmosphere with the many different types of landscape lighting fixtures. Before heading out to shop for anything, acquaint yourself with choices available in the market nowadays. Choose the ones that you can benefit from most especially if you need them to run all night as this means a good amount reflecting on your power bills. It is always best to plan ahead or at least consult a professional if you are not so familiar with electrical wiring requirements. Lastly, remember that these garden lights are not only for decorative purposes but they also provide you with a safe outdoor area at night.



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