When the weather begins to warm up, it’s nice to be able to expand your living space and make greater use of your outdoor areas. The summer is the perfect time for garden party fun and al fresco dining, but don’t let your exterior lighting spoil the occasion.
Lighting can help to set the mood and create the ideal garden party atmosphere and ambiance. Here are some great tips for choosing top garden party lighting for summer:
Use Exterior Lighting
Never use interior lighting which could be dangerous if an unexpected rain shower hits. Solar wall lights are one of the most popular options for exterior lighting. These lights charge during the day so they’re always ready for evening, and as they use solar power they keep costs down, too.
Turn Off Your Floodlights
Although floodlights are an essential part of home security, they’re usually too bright for garden parties. Good garden party lighting is more subtle, providing just a glow. When guests arrive, turn off your floodlights and switch on your deck lighting. Deck lighting uses LED or solar lights to highlight decking steps for safety and create a little ambiance. Decking lights come in all sorts of colours, including blue, purple, red, green, and white.
Combine Heat & Light
While summer days can usually be quite hot, evenings tend to be cooler, so consider combining your summer garden party lighting with an exterior heat source. Patio heaters can be wall mounted, providing just a touch of light with infrared heating. These heaters are available in different wattages, and can be controlled digitally.
Lead the Way
Another great option for summer garden party lighting is solar ground lights, which are portable and can be placed wherever you need them. They can even be moved during the party, are easy to use, and can simply be placed into the ground using the attached spike. They can also be used to mark a pathway into the house.
Have Brighter Sources Available
If you’ve opted for low lighting options such as solar ground lights and decking lights, consider if you need a brighter source available for the safety of your guests. If you have steps into your home, for example, it’s a good idea to ensure these areas are well lit. Try motion sensor lights.
Created by Daniel Shakles on 12th July, 2019