Every home needs lighting. Whether it is a large lamp in a study or small bedside table lamp in the bedroom, light provides us with an ambient glow that makes our lives a lot easier! As well as providing us with a regular source of light, different lighting can actually add more than just a simple glow to a space, it can add a whole host of effects. Lighting is not just reserved for the indoor spaces either, as lighting has a wonderful way of making an outdoor space seem more inviting and relaxing.
The first place to use outdoor lighting is in the back garden, as this is often once of those spaces that gets used throughout the day as well as the night, especially when entertaining guests around a barbecue! This extra lighting, enables the party to go on and allows people to identify their own drinks, without stumbling around in the dark! One of the most popular forms of light for a patio or decking space is a heater and light combination, where single beams of light come from a heating element, which also helps to keep people warm in the colder days of the year. Another one of the most popular lighting sources is small LED lights that are fitted to a roof directly above, or a parasol or awning. This allows a direct beam of light of shine over the patio or decking area and provide the guests with a nice flood of clean, bright light. Spotlights and other direct light sources can also work wonderfully well in an outdoor space, and can provide ample lighting for garden parties and barbecues.Read more
Some forms of lighting are predominately used for decorative purposes, as their light source is too weak to brighten up a whole garden. This type of lighting often comes in the form of patio spike lights that sit into the mud, fairy lights that are often wrapped around trees, awnings or fences and glass orbs that usually sit in the grass and change colour. Alongside a main light source, decorative lights can look absolutely stunning and can really provide an extra depth to a garden or patio.
Small gardens often don’t need as much intense light, so they can sometimes get away with small LED lights or even decorative lights. Patio spike lights work wonderfully well in both large and small gardens, as they allow people to see where pathways and edges of decking spaces are. Large gardens often need more than one intense light source to cover the whole garden, but this can be finished off with some twinkling fairly lights in the nearby trees!
Outdoor lighting is an amazing addition to a garden, so why not brighten up your decking or patio space with some fairy lights and LED’s! Have a look at some of the images in this section to give you more inspiration! If there is something you like, why not share it to your Facebook or Twitter profile, so you can find the things you love easier and faster!