Littman Bros |  August 1, 2014

Create Your Oasis With Outdoor Lighting

Path lighting can be economical and easy, and creates a safer space for guests simply by adding lights around steps, walkways, and doors.  It is an essential layer in a well planned lighting layout.  Other elements to consider for outdoor lighting are key features like an automated control system that turns on lights with a timer, that allows the light levels to be adjusted from both inside and outside.  Also consider adding uplights to create a drama factor in your garden.  Good places are up against unique plants or interesting trees.

Whether you are having a few friends over for a weekend barbecue or taking a ‘staycation’ around the pool, the right lighting can make all the difference between simply cooking out and feeling like you are relaxing resort style.

For example, turn your deck or patio into an outside living room by adding task lighting and accent lighting. Perhaps install a pendant or chandelier overhead and sconces close to tables and chairs. For additional ambiance, add lighting near plants, in trees and as edging around the pool. Provide task lighting in the grill area, but choose a fixture with a metal shade, to avoid adding too much glare.

To learn more about creating a perfect landscape lighting layout view our Outdoor Lighting Guide: