Lighting can make or break a home’s design and mood. So it’s essential to assess the lighting in and around your house to make sure it still fits the ambiance you desire.
There are many reasons to light the outside of your home correctly. Strategic lighting can invoke strong emotion, and professionally installed lighting can increase the value of your home, which is a worthwhile investment for you as the homeowner.
If you’re looking to modernize your home and thinking if you need a mason, here are five creative ways you can update your landscape lighting in your garden with these landscape lighting ideas.
1. Create Exotic Shapes
Find and purchase lanterns with exciting patterns for your garden path. When you light them up at night, they will create exotic shadows over your walkways. Solar-powered or LED bulbs are even better, as they are energy-saving and have very little maintenance due to their long lifespan.
2. Utilize Rope Lighting
Rope lighting has been on the market for a long time and has a variety of uses. If you have spent a lot of time in your garden, planting it to perfection, then you will want to show it off, right? Utilize rope lighting along the border of your flowerbed to illuminate all your hard work (this can also help achieve a dramatic effect if so desired).
Check what lighting design is trending, so you can update your garden lighting in a flash if you want to get with the times. Try different bulbs in your fixtures. Caged hanging lights are a hot trend for patio lighting and make an edgy statement as well.
4. Opt for Uplights
Uplights are lights that are on the ground that shine up walls to make them glow. Strategically placing uplights in your garden can highlight features in unique ways. Nestle your uplights in your flowerbed, up alongside planter pots, and even at the base of your trees.
With the proper lighting, you can transform your garden into a magical place for you to relax or entertain guests. From your flowerbeds to your patio, there are great landscape lighting designs to work with. You can have fun with DIY projects or have lighting professionally installed by a landscape lighting company.
5. Go Linear
Contemporary wall lights positioned along a wall or boundary is an easy way to incorporate visual symmetry in your garden. Opt for clean lines and geometric shapes for a bold statement. Bespoke lighting fixtures paired with a bold accent wall can add intrigue to an area of your garden.
Landscape Lighting Ideas
There you have it—five excellent landscape lighting ideas to get you started on your next garden update.
Whether you opt for DIY or want to look into hiring a professional, there are so many ways you can incorporate interesting garden lighting into your home.
If you’ve enjoyed this post, have a look at our Gardening + Outdoor Living section for more great ideas.
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.