5 Tips For Lighting Your Outdoor Spaces
Summer’s been here for more than a month now, which means you’re likely breathing in the warm Illinois air and utilizing the outdoor spaces of your home more than ever. Have you noticed your exterior home lighting is suboptimal or doesn’t provide sufficient light when necessary? It’s not too late to install proper outdoor lighting solutions before summertime is over!
In this blog post, we’ll go over five tips for optimizing the lighting for your home’s outdoor spaces, whether that’s adding wall lights to your outdoor patio or installing landscape lighting for your trees and bushes.
At Littman Bros Lighting in Schaumburg, Illinois, our large selection of exterior home lighting solutions is bound to have lighting fixtures that fit your personal preference and budget. We’ve been a lighting showroom staple in the community since 1979, and our lighting specialists are highly trained and experienced in the lighting industry. For help on your next lighting home improvement project, contact us today.
1. Create an outdoor patio or room.
If you don’t already have a specific area designed to cater to your outdoor relaxation needs, we suggest creating one, as this is where exterior home lighting solutions really have their chance to shine.
You can take some of your indoor lighting solutions, such as pendants, chandeliers or floor lamps, and add them to the space for a homey and inviting atmosphere.
2. Frame your front door with wall lights.
For the most welcoming front door ambiance, we suggest installing wall lights to the frame of your entryway front door. Or, if you typically prefer overhead lighting, you can hang a beautiful outdoor pendant from above your porch area.
These exterior home lighting solutions will provide sufficient lighting for your guests when it’s dark outside, and you can get as personalized as you want with the wall lighting fixtures you choose to really showcase the personality of your home.
3. Utilize landscape lights.
Landscape lights are perfect for illuminating the lively plants and trees in the front yard and backyard of your home. If you have a flower garden you want to show off or simply want to illuminate any shadows cast by these natural plants in your front yard, you can install a variety of landscape lighting solutions.
We recommend getting outdoor spotlights, landscape water lights, or lights for your deck or stairs.
4. Use LED lighting solutions.
LED lighting is becoming increasingly popular across the nation for indoor and outdoor usage — and for good reason. They are energy efficient and maintenance-free so you won’t have to change out bulbs as often or have as high of energy costs as you would with halogen or incandescent light bulbs.
5. Hang your lighting fixtures, if possible.
Any opportunity to hang a lighting fixture is a great opportunity. When you hang your lighting fixtures outside, you’re not only creating phenomenal lighting functionality, you’re also adding elegance and your own characteristic flair to an outdoor space that typically doesn’t have unique lighting solutions.
You can hang your lights from ceilings, if possible, or from structures in your outdoor spaces that allow for enough walking space underneath the structure.
Shop Our Exterior Home Lighting Selection Today
Optimize the lighting of your outdoor spaces and create change both you and your guests will notice. At Littman Bros Lighting, we proudly offer thousands of exterior home lighting solutions for you to choose from, whether you’re searching for something a lighting solution that is more upscale or you’re in need of some basic landscape lights.
Our team of lighting specialists is here to help you every step of the way. For additional information or specific questions about our lighting products, visit our greater Chicago showroom today. You can also call us at (847) 895-5155 or fill out our online form. For more tips on outdoor lighting solutions, check out our recent blog here.