The transition from summer to fall doesn’t mean that you have to retreat indoors. There are still plenty of comfortable evenings left, begging for you to enjoy them. Creative landscape lighting has the potential to transform any outdoor space into an outdoor living space. Learn how below.
Start With a Plan
Before you start finding the ladders and buying the equipment, do a little planning. The best way to ensure your backyard is adequately and attractively lit is by having a plan! Start by asking yourself why you are adding landscape lighting to your backyard. Is it to illuminate a gazebo, water feature, or patio area? Or is it to light pathways for safe travel and keep shadowy corners safe? Whatever your motivation, a little planning goes a long way. Begin with a rough diagram of your backyard. Sketch in what lights already exist, and where all the buildings, and large trees, shrubs, water features, and decorations are located.
Depending on your motivations for adding landscape lighting to your backyard, you are going to select lights of different intensities and hues. Always make sure that pathways, and especially steps, have adequate lighting. Short stake lights along a path’s border is a great way to ensure safe stepping. On the other hand, soft lighting around the perimeter of a water feature creates a romantic, relaxing setting.
Choose a Lighting Style
Your design decisions don’t stop at the front door. Landscape lighting comes in a remarkable array of styles and designs. From traditional, to whimsical, to modern and everything in between your backyard landscape lighting should be a reflection on your personal style! For more modern spaces, LED pot lights, or LED rope integrated into pathways promises a sophisticated effect. On the other hand, lantern lights and outdoor chandeliers create an effortlessly whimsical effect. Regardless of your style, the lighting experts at Nite Time Decor will design a lighting plan that uses a variety of different lights to achieve the look you desire.
Environmentally Conscious Landscape Lighting
At Nite Time Decor, we work hard to offer our clients environmentally friendly landscape lighting options. One of our most common lighting choices is the LED light. Not only do these incredibly versatile lights offer remarkable savings, but they also last forever, and do not cause harm to the environment. LED lights, or “light emitting diodes” are proven to be more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs. They also emit significantly less heat, thereby reducing pollution. You can count on your LED landscape lights to last as long as 20 years, while still providing the same versatility you would expect of an incandescent bulb.
At Nite Time Decor, we provide the Halton, Hamilton, and the surrounding areas with residential and commercial landscape lighting. Transforming your space into a safe, sophisticated oasis is not only our profession, but our passion.
If you would like to learn more about the services offered by Nite Time Decor, contact us today!