6 Lighting Options That Will Transform Your Garden

Aug 30 2018
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Its been said many times when it comes to space design that lighting can absolutely transform it like almost nothing else can. And I totally agree! The right lighting can take a stark space and make it feel warm and cozy, it can also take a dark and dreary space and make it feel bright and welcoming. And outside lighting can transform your yard into a whole other living room of your house!

With the invent of solar lights I think people who never considered lighting up their gardens started adding light simply because it was so inexpensive and easy.

I even have three solar light projects already here on the blog and another one coming up in just a few weeks!

Mason Jar Solar lights for my back deck!
Hanging solar light using glass chandelier bowls and dollar store items!
Post solar lights using glass chandelier bowls and dollar store lights!

As much as I adore solar lighting though I will admit I’ve been dreaming of those beautiful string carnival lights. I would loop them across the posts of my deck and really have myself a wonderful outside room in the summer time!

(The following is a contributed article.)

Even if you’re not much of a gardener, you probably want your piece of earth to look as amazing as possible. While it can be hard to hide flaws in a garden during the daytime, the right lighting has the potential to transform it into a wonderland at night!

Not sure where to start with lighting up your garden?

Read on for some options to get you on track.

While it can be hard to hide flaws in a garden during the daytime, the right garden lighting has the potential to transform it into a wonderland at night!Post solar lights using glass chandelier bowls and dollar store lights! Recycling glass bowl shades from a chandelier and using dollar store solar lights and a floor flange to attach them to the top of a post for light, bird feeders and beautiful outdoor decoration with solar lights.

  1. Garden Spots

You should consider investing in some garden spotlights to enhance the look of your trees and hedges at night.

The taller the plant you want to highlight, the larger the spotlight should be. There are also several brightness options to choose from, so go with whatever feels right to you.

  1. Lights For Steps or Stairs

While most people think garden lighting is just for the garden, it’s actually for illuminating every part of it. You may have some stone steps or stairs that would benefit from being outlined by special lights specially designed for this purpose.

If you don’t have any stairs right in the garden, consider lighting up your porch steps. This will not only create an impressive effect but will actually be a safety precaution.

This sort of lighting makes a lot of sense if you have kids or guests who are likely to use these stairs at night.

While it can be hard to hide flaws in a garden during the daytime, the right garden lighting has the potential to transform it into a wonderland at night!

  1. String Lights

String lights could be just bulbs on strands, but they also come with clips for holding pictures or lightweight decorations.

These create a festive atmosphere in your garden when it’s time for an outdoor celebration. For instance, you could hang some floral pictures in the fall season to compliment the overall color combination of your garden while throwing an outdoor dinner party.

Beautify those pictures by applying different string light ideas so each of the pictures can be lighted up creatively.

Even if your string lights are just plain fairy lights, they’re still a cheap and convenient option for any corner of your garden. Get some battery-operated ones so that you don’t have to worry about outlets or leaving any electric switches on.

This way, you can enjoy the mysterious glowing of these tiny bulbs in your trees all night long!

  1. Alternatives to Electricity

Contrary to the popular opinions, not every garden lighting option is an electric one. You can have an old-fashioned gas lantern for your garden almost as easily as an electric one.

As long as it doesn’t break any safety rules, you can choose a unique and budget-friendly gas lantern for your home or business.

  1. Pond Lights

Water features like ponds or fountains look amazing during the day.

It’s a pity to waste such attractions at night, so be sure you get some pond lights in for a fantastic effect in the dark.

Having lights glowing in still or falling water will make for a beautiful sight, ensuring that you get your money’s worth with these features.

How to make your own mason jar solar lights to hang on your deck or patio, easy DIY, tips and tutorials.

  1. LED or Halogen

When you’re thinking about installing garden lights, be aware that you have a choice between LED bulbs and the halogen kind.

LED bulbs are usually more efficient in terms of energy and power usage. However, you would have to go bigger if you want brighter LED bulbs, and that’s not something that would suit every garden.

Always check to see that your fittings are able to deal with the size of the LED bulb you require.

Halogen bulbs can generally burn brighter without having to be bigger, but they’re affected by voltage drops at times.

They’re hence not suitable if you want the lights to burn steadily over long distances or for a lot of them to burn at the same time.

(This is a contributed post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy)

While it can be hard to hide flaws in a garden during the daytime, the right garden lighting has the potential to transform it into a wonderland at night!


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