Creative lifestyles have made residential gardens a truly vital home feature for many.
This outdoor space offers an abundance of possibilities for inspiration, fun, and relaxation. In fact, most people who live in a property with a big garden talk fondly of warm nights playing in the lawn, dining under the stars, and even cuddling with family members around a fire pit.
So, if you desire a more joyful life, it helps to pay attention to your garden and see how you can make it the perfect hub of activities for your family.
One of the upgrades that you should consider for it is illumination. The right lighting treatments can improve the ambiance of this outdoor space. At the same time, they can increase your garden’s functionality and make it more visually delightful. Here are some of the lovely options for garden illumination that can produce such an impact:
1. Flexible LED lights to line walkways.
If you go on Pinterest, this is one of the most popular lighting options for decks and gardens. Flexible LED strip lights can be used to outline stairs and paths so even on a dark night, people will have no trouble seeing where they should walk.
It is worth noting as well that lining walkways with LED lights clearly defines the different sections of the garden, which is rather nice to see especially during those seasons when nothing is abloom.
2. String lights for countless decorative possibilities.
When it comes to string lights, you really are only limited by your imagination.
You can use them to wrap around trees. Certain string light designs can also hang from branches to make any tree look like a magical willow tree.
Most people also like to use such lights as some sort of “enchanted canopy” over their garden. String light canopies brighten up outdoor spaces on a dark night and make the garden a pretty venue for celebrations or other gatherings.
3. LED neon flex for a party atmosphere.
Beautifully landscaped properties are often used as venues for fun. It can be the perfect setting for celebrations and other important gatherings. You can make it an even more festive location by using LED neon flex lights to make your outdoor space features pop.
These lights can line fountains, pools, and show off the shape of your lawn. Likewise, you can make them go around your pots of ornamental flowers and topiaries.
Now, for something artistic with these lights, they can be used to create seasonal garden art. During Halloween, for instance, some homeowners place tomato cage or chicken wire ghosts over these lights to create spooky garden décor. Or, they shape them into eerie creatures.
Similar to strip lights, there truly is no shortage of things that you can do with LED neon flex lights to make your garden the “lit” location for a fun event.
4. Luminaries for a touch of whimsy.
These are charming lighting solutions for gardens, and they come in a huge range of designs. Luminaries can use candlelight and battery operated lights to provide a comforting warm glow to your garden.
Similar to string lights, there is no shortage of creative possibilities for luminaries. You can place them in different areas of your garden. You can hang them, line walkways with them, use them to decorate your garden table, and so much more.
5. Floodlights for increased safety and security.
These lights can really brighten up your garden and, if placed in strategic locations (such as the bushes near your windows), may even prevent untoward activities such as break-ins from taking place in your property.
Properly lit outdoor spaces can actually deter burglars from carrying out their plans because good illumination can make their activities quite visible.
LED flood lights, however, are not only intended for safety and security. They can have an aesthetic contribution to your garden space as well. If you have a deck and other structures in your garden, you can use floodlights to highlight those outdoor features.
Lighting can truly make a whole world of difference to your garden.
So, if you are hoping to get more use out of your property’s outdoor space, think of different creative ways to use lighting for beauty and utility, and invest in the best lighting products.
Ajay Awtaney is the co-founder of Nakashi General Trading LLC, an electrical lighting company in Dubai catering to the needs of clients and projects requiring quality lighting products and solutions. Nakashi General Trading LLC today is an approved vendor of reputable organisations (Jumeirah, Engineering Office, Meraas, Musanadah, and Thumbay, to name a few) for supplying lighting products.