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The Dos And Don'ts When It Comes To Patio Lighting

The summer months are nearly here and for many of us that means it’s time to get the garden ready for barbeque season.

Patios are great places for entertaining family and friend and sitting out on when the days are longer and the sun is shining.

While you might be considering updating your patio furniture you could also make adjustments to the lighting on your patio. For a welcoming and pleasant environment, be sure to get your patio lighting right.

The Dos When It Comes To Patio Lighting

Rattan chairs around small wooden tables by a pool
Photo by Oshomah Abubakar / Unsplash

Opt for LED fixtures

LED fixtures will use much less energy than incandescent bulbs, last longer and also come in a wide range of colour temperatures, perfect from those that want to tailor the lighting in the garden to suit them. Choose warmer temperatures that will give off a more yellow light for a welcoming appearance.

Choose fixtures that complement the exterior of your home

Depending on the style and colour scheme of your home, you will need to pick fixtures that work well with your house’s exterior and don’t look completely out of place. If the outside of your home is cream, choose bronzes fixtures for an on-trend look. If you have dark bricks, black or white lights look good depending on the style of furniture that you have.

Space out your light sources

Outdoor lighting is all about setting a tone and creating an ambience that makes guests want to come and visit you. To create a warm atmosphere, remember to spread your light sources out across your patio as this will always look better than just having one fitting with a bright bulb.

The Don’ts When It Comes To Patio Lighting

Don’t forget to think outside of the box

One of the most common mistakes that people tend to make when it comes to patio lighting is they play it too safe and avoid experimenting. Often this results in an outside space that is dull, lack-lustre and does little to inspire people to want to join you in your garden. To avoid this, try something that you wouldn’t have thought of before. A good way to do this is to layer your light sources and think about putting them at different levels on your patio. String lights can go high up while lanterns can be placed on the floor.


Photo by Bob Ricca / Unsplash

Don’t ignore the benefits of coloured bulbs

Perhaps you’re using your garden to celebrate a birthday or are holding a summertime festival with family and friends. Either way, coloured bulbs can be a great addition to patios and create a really festive look. We have a wide range of coloured bulbs on our site that are perfect for creating a fun vibe in outside spaces.

Created by Gary Baker on 17th May, 2018

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Gary Baker

Gary Baker

BLT Direct