When properly designed, your landscape lighting will enhance both the look and functionality of your outdoor spaces after dark. A good design will consider your personal needs and activities as well as leave flexibility for special events and gatherings. When the sun goes down and you are ready to relax in your outdoor oasis, a well-designed lighting system will not only be safe and functional, but beautiful as well. A system that is designed around your needs and customized for your outdoor space could be the most important part of your own personal retreat in the evenings.
It is important to visualize your space at night and think about how it will be used. It can be challenging to design lighting for an outdoor space without imagining what it looks like after dark. It’s more than just guessing what kind of fixture is needed and where it will be placed, it is seeing what kind of light should be provided in each space and selecting appropriate fixtures based on those needs. A good lighting design is one that has been designed with light, not one that has been designed with fixtures.
Not only are the best lighting designs done based on the light, the light is customized to meet your needs. Areas for entertaining will have different lighting needs than areas where your gardens and architecture are the focus. Walkways, stairs and steep slopes may also have some additional safety concerns that should be considered in your lighting design. If you’re looking forlighting to help you relax and enjoy your outdoor living space, you’ll want light that is nuanced, warm, and inviting. Areas that have multiple uses should have lighting options to suit each function without compromising the ambiance and appeal. Outdoor lighting design should take into consideration how you will use each space.
The Final Design
Perhaps the most important aspect of the lighting design is how all of these needs are combined and coordinated into an overall plan. Landscape lighting done well will take all of these considerations and areas into account and create a blended, textured lighting scheme that will meet all of these needs. It will give you an integrated system that provides the proper amount of light for each activity. It will provide flexible (perhaps even move-able) lighting options that are long-lasting and energy efficient. It will provide safety for you and your guests, and it will enhance, not detract from the beauty of your outdoor space.
It can be a little overwhelming when you are looking at your space and trying to imagine what kind of lighting you will need and which of the thousands of fixtures you would want to provide that lighting. There is help available! We have a team of experts that has the right blend of experience and knowledge to help you design a system that will enhance your space and be customized to meet your specific needs. Contact our team at Nite Time Décor Oakville to get started today!