Outdoor Lighting Design
Many homeowners are looking to create a beautiful outdoor living space that they can enjoy during the warmer weather, right through the day, and into the evenings. One of the best ways to be able to enjoy your outdoor space during the evening is to have good outdoor lighting set up! In this Shop the Look feature I’m going to share my top tips and ideas on how you can create an Outdoor Lighting design that enables you to enjoy warm summer evenings!
How to Recognize Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting can encompass many different types of lighting. There are lots of options on the market that can often confuse homeowners, but this does give you the flexibility to create a fantastically lit outdoor space! Typically you will find outdoor lanterns, string lights of varying sizes and styles, tiki lights, and even solar and battery options! Whether you need to light your paths better, improve your patio lighting or set up your outdoor lounging area with intimate lighting – there’s something for everyone.
Outdoor living has evolved massively over the last 100 years. In fact – the backyard itself dates way back to AD 43! Back then the furniture was very basic, usually only consisting of an uncomfortable stone or wooden bench in the Roman and Greek eras. According to many sources, the oldest surviving examples of outdoor furniture were found in the ancient gardens of Pompeii in Italy. Even then though, having an outdoor space, let alone furniture for them, was considered a place of luxury to relax.
It’s no surprise then that outdoor lighting is a relatively modern concept that has only really become accessible for everyone in the last 40 or so years.
Today, with the increased awareness of the environment, there are more outdoor lighting options on the market that are either battery operated or solar-powered! Use a mixture of different outdoor lighting pieces to create a comprehensive lighting scheme.
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