How to Brainstorm Ideas for Your Oakville Lighting Design

Brainstorming can be such a pain, especially if you’re trying to come up with new ideas for your Oakville landscape lighting. At Nite Time Décor, we get it. It can be hard trying to picture your ideal landscape lighting design. If you’re like most people, you’ll probably keep drawing a blank or discarding your ideas. However, it’s always a good idea to have some concepts in mind before you consult with your landscape lighting service. Here are some tips to get the creative juices flowing when it comes time to create your lighting design.

Get Ideas from Magazines or Books

Home and garden magazines or books can be a godsend for coming up with ideas for your outdoor lighting. Not only are they a source of good information on all topics related to your property thanks to their helpful articles, but the accompanying pictures can be an excellent source of inspiration. Visit your local bookstore, home improvement store, or nursery for books with ideas on how to brighten up your outdoor landscape.

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Think of Features to Highlight with Your Oakville Landscape Lighting

You may have some fantastic features in your yard that currently come across as “blah” in daylight, or fade into the darkness come nighttime. Think of what your landscape lighting service could do to enhance these items with dazzling hues of colour and light. Here are just a few of the possibilities:

Highlight your garden with our mini wash light.

Illuminate tall features such as trees, statues or walls with our spotlight.

Shed some light on a pathway with a little help from our area lights.

This is just an overview of what can benefit from a little landscape lighting!

Try Simulating Lighting Effects with a Flashlight

Once it gets dark out, put fresh batteries in a bright flashlight for maximum brightness and take a walk outside. Your mission? Use the flashlight to simulate the effects of landscape lighting in your yard.

Point the flashlight at objects you would like to illuminate, and observe the different effects. Point the light on objects you wouldn’t think to light up, and observe the effects as well. You may be surprised at what dazzles and what distracts. Make note of what looks good, as well as the positioning and angles that look the best. This information will come in handy when you contact your Oakville landscape lighting service.

Visualize the Effects of Your Landscape Lighting Service On Your Yard

Take the time to visualize the effects of our different products on your landscape lighting on your yard. Some common effects are:

Wall wash lighting

Shadow lighting






All of the above, when put in place correctly, can make your yard come to life once the sun has set. Don’t get stuck in the dark with your creativity! Contact us at Nite Time Décor for all of your outdoor lighting needs.