The outdoor season is in full swing, and we tend to spend more and more time outdoors having a drink, a meal, reading, talking to friends and making a barbecue. Choosing décor, furniture and other stuff is very important to make your staying there much more comfy and to make your spaces more inviting. Lighting up your spaces is one of the points, especially if you like spending time outdoors at night. Let’s consider some ideas how to illuminate your terrace or patio.
Consider Your Space
Look what you need to illuminate – a barbeque zone, an outdoor kitchen, a pool, an outdoor bedroom or living space or a bathroom even. The lighting for all these spaces, its intensity and functionality will be totally different. Also consider if you need to light up paths and steps or windows, for example, have a look at the amount of space you have and opportunities to use walls.
Go For Versatility
Have a look at the market, choose some versatile lighting system with LEDs, sensors, programs, mechanisms and easy installation. Ambient lights are also great for outdoor spaces, have a look at them.
Outdoor Kitchen Lights
If we take outdoor kitchens, the most popular option is LED lights in the roof over this kitchen or in the walls. If the roof is made of wooden slabs, you can just hang some lamps that you like – go for same lamps along the whole kitchen area, they should match your outdoor décor.
Outdoor Pool Lights
If you need to highlight the pool, one of the easiest idea is solar rope lighting along the whole edge of the pool – it’s rather budget-savvy and easy to install. Pool with inner lights are just beyond gorgeous! Swimming in them while it’s dark is stunning! You can also install LEDs all around the pool if the light is sufficient. A modern and fun way to illuminate the pool is floating lamps – they will make your pool magical and you can swim with them.
Outdoor Steps Illuminating
If you have garden steps or frontyard ones, illuminate them to show the way and not to fall when coming back home late. Opt for solar lights attached to the steps or go for inner lighting in between the steps for a bold modern look. If you stairs are next to the wall, you can attach the lighting set to the wall to save some space.
Outdoor Lounge Lights
String lights is the easiest idea for a seating area because they can be applied to almost any space and attached anywhere, plus it’s a budget-savvy solution. Want something different? Make a fireplace or a firepit and add candles or candle lanterns for gorgeous ambient lighting. If you have tall grass or bushes, you can hide lights inside them and put just a floor lamp for coziness.