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Wonderful Outdoor Lighting Ideas

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A house resplendently lighted up is a welcoming sight. It’s definitely the home you want to come back to. Have you given it a thought how cleverly you could let lights play interludes in decoration? Lights can not only coerce your gaze on a stunning piece of artifacts but also tease your senses by playing hide and seek with you. What is a good house without lights? They bring a whole new character to your home, sometimes harsh sometimes muted and sometimes just plain utilitarian you would be surprised the number of roles lights can reprise! Before you start decking up your house take a look at this plethora of options of outdoor lighting-

Porch lighting

A lighted porch can usher in the evening and switch off the light would mean the house and in its inmates have fallen into deep slumber. Don’t depend on one porch light as it makes it look very harsh distribute the lights to make it look trifle muted yet bright enough to complement your porch. Sconce light beside the front door gives it a bright look and bankable enough when one bulb is extinguished. Exterior porch lights bathe around the surrounding area with its muted intensity. Chandeliers are an ornate way of decorating your porch. The focus would invariably be stolen towards the chandelier. Mood lighting could also enhance the atmosphere of the porch and can induce fun conversations and gathering. Party lights could also make you join the jamboree with its incandescence and illumination. Try these myriad types of outdoor lighting and brighten the look of your home.

This lighting arrangement is a brilliant effort from Mexico-based architects Taller Estilo Arquitectura.

Lights on your Entrance

Entrance lights are very important as a properly lighted driveway or path prevents accidents and gives it proper illumination for a hassle-free entrance to the house. If it is glare free it is better as glare free lightings provide a kind of diffused lighting which is softer and kinder to the eyes. Sconce lights can do the trick for you as well. There are intelligent ways of lighting your entrance which gives it an inviting and alluring look. Hidden lights on the steps can veer towards the fantastical and make it look dreamy and quirkily beautiful. Remember to place the switches in accessible areas so that even kids can reach up to them with ease.

Illuminating Trees

A good element of mystery juxtaposed with beauty can be brought by lighting up the trees. If you think the only way to light trees is during Christmas you cannot be more wrong. Lights hidden in trees and bushes create a romantic atmosphere and can be a fantastic setting for parties and outdoor entertainment. The lights encased in trees can blot out the glare yet gives the right intensity of illumination. This kind of lights helps to highlight the prominent features of the garden especially the fountain statue and so on.  Invest in tree lights and watch your garden transform into a wonderland. These kinds of lights make outdoor lighting fun and interesting.

Garden Lights

Lavender and Lighting Mediterranean style garden by Borrowed Space Mediterranean
Borrowed Space

Lavender and Lighting

Borrowed Space

Your garden needs illumination too and proper illumination can highlight the beautiful features of the garden and you are sure to be an unabashed ogler when your humble garden turns into a veritable paradise. Hanging lights create a certain amount of drama and you could turn it brighter or muted, it all depends on your requirement and size of the lights. LED lights can create a wondrous party atmosphere at home. Bright and snazzy it can accentuate the understated with a flair. String lighting glorifies the beauty of the garden beautifully. Mostly used for weddings they look stunning and a must-have in your list of outdoor lighting.

Terrace or Balcony Lighting

A well-lighted terrace can give a warm and cozy vibe and most families like to spend some quality time with each other on the very inviting terrace. Start with general lightings like columns which are lighted and lights mounted on walls etcetera. Various LED lights of different shapes and sizes can adorn the terrace and make it look magical. Lanterns look ethereal, they come in different shapes and quite a scene stealer and atmosphere enhancer. Moonlighting can light an entire terrace area and could be carefully hidden between shrubs and trees to up the game of light and shadow. Concealed lighting on steps can give the illusion of space. Cross lighting and strip lighting does work wonderfully well on the terrace as well.

Lights on the Ground

Ambient lighting can be used to good effect to light the surrounding grounds of the house. Intelligent use of lights can highlight the prominent features of the house and make it look evocative and beautiful. Buried ground lights are a perfect setting to play up the secrets of the nights and illuminates some and hides some more. String lighting on walls can be a movement starter as it lights the path cajoling you towards the home. Pole fence lights could usher you inside the house and sometimes help you find the way if your house is tucked in and quite far away from the road. Fountain lightings could not only add color to the stream of water coming from inside but also is great attention seeker holding your gaze for more than several moments.  Hanging lights from the trees or string lighting gives it quite an aura and the effect is quite stunning.

We are always enamored with the effect of lights we see in hotels or resorts. We want to emulate them and give our homes a fairy tale feel. To change the look of your house and make it occasion ready, the use of lights can help transform and add different elements to create the customized ambiance. Be it for a party or a family barbecue invest in some good quality lights and your outdoor lighting could find a new relevance.

To get more ideas read Outdoor lighting ideas for modern houses

Which idea from here inspired you the most? Let us know in the comments!
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