How to Light up your Garden
Garden lighting is one of the best ways to transform your outdoor space, but with so many options out there, it can be tough to make the right decision for your needs!
Luckily, this blog has all the ideas you need to bring your outdoor space to a new level. Whether you’re planning a garden party or just want to create more of an atmosphere around your home, these lighting options are sure to fit the bill.
Ranging from 5 to 50 metres festoon lights can give your garden an elegant feel, making them perfect for get-togethers and celebrations. They’re easy to hang on the outside of your house or around your patio, making them a versatile option for all kinds of spaces, no matter how big or small. Choose between different colours and shapes depending on the mood you’re trying to create. Remember to think carefully about how much waterproofing your festoon lights need. If they’re covered by a canopy, you can get away with lights that are moisture-resistant, but festoons that are exposed all year will need to be made of tougher materials.
For one-off events, paper lanterns can give your garden a warm and festive glow. Perfect for the summer, light up your birthday party with some Chinese-inspired lanterns during the evening. If you want to reuse the lanterns year after year, buy ones with little LEDs inside instead of candles. However, it’s easy enough to replace the tea-lights inside your lanterns, but you do need to be a bit more careful with them. Avoid paper lanterns with candles if children will be playing in the garden.
Illuminate your garden paths with some little spotlights in the grass. Lots of walkway lights are solar-powered, which means you don’t need to worry about having wires trailing across your lawn. This also means the lights will start glowing as soon as it starts to get dark, making for a low-maintenance lighting solution. You can even scatter these types of lights in flower beds for a really magical look.
If you live in a rural area and have safety concerns when going out in your garden, investing in motion-activated lights can help you to navigate around your yard a lot more easily. Not only useful for taking out the bins and putting your key in your door, but motion-activated lights may also deter burglars. As soon as any kind of movement is detected, your lights will flood your garden, exposing anyone who might have been up to no good.
Helping to both illuminate and warm your garden area, fire pits are great for chilly summer nights or even colder autumn evenings. The crackling flames will help you to create a cosy atmosphere while keeping the cold at bay. If you miss going camping then a fire pit can help you relive those childhood memories of toasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories late into the night.