Spending time outside and enjoying the long, lazy evenings of pleasant weather is one of the best parts of summer. The right lighting can make all the difference in an outdoor haven, whether it’s a patio or a large garden or other such space.
Lighting provides function, ambiance and security. Here are the best solutions for this summer:
A classic because of their versatility and the cosy environment they create. String lights, which are also sometimes called fairy lights, can vary in shape, size and style. Hang them up across trees, around pillars or above furniture.
This is a great way to keep a space well lit while still looking fashionable. Recessed lighting is installed directly into beams, walls or other hardscapes. They are particularly useful in areas when you can benefit from more illumination, like outdoor cooking or eating areas.
Bollard lights are an elegant way of lighting up a path or garden. They look like posts with lights on top, without any cover, so they spread the illumination equally in all directions.
As the name suggests, step lights help illuminate staircases. They can shine from either the front or the side of the step. They’re helpful for both showing the pathway and reducing trip hazards.
These types of lights showcase specific elements that you focus the direction of the light on. They can point upwards to illuminate trees or point downwards to show off something else in the garden.
Floodlights are a great security measure, especially if they are motion-sensor lights. Any movement in the garden will set the lights off, flooding the area with brightness and deterring potential burglars.