Garden Lighting Ideas You Will Love
Garden lighting can beautify your outdoor spaces and allow you to use them as an extension of your home. I decorated my outdoor space with this in mind. I kept the style modern. With the project being, potentially, an expensive undertaking, I used different solutions to stay on budget. Below, find out what affordable garden lighting ideas I used in my garden to avoid breaking the bank.
First, considering I had my outdoor dining room and living room sheltered from the elements, I installed a wired chandelier. I found it on sale at a discount department store and thought that it would add a lot of style and soft light to the space. In addition to the chandelier, I attached tube lighting around the perimeter of the area; it gave off just the right amount of light to create a relaxing vibe.
There are many solar garden lighting ideas that can be used around your property and installed extremely economically. Solar powered lights come in many different materials; from stainless steel to durable plastics. You can find all types of solar powered lighting; lanterns, twinkle lights, stepping stones and light bulbs, just to name a few. Seeing as they work entirely on solar power, no electrician is needed! In my yard, I attached solar garden lights around the deck to various posts. Some were simple ball lights while others were lanterns. Attaching them to a fixture is easy to do with plastic ties, wire or even a fishing line. I decorated my shrubs with star lights, which were also solar-powered. They added instant glamor and romance to the area. I also created an elegant pathway that led from the deck to the gate using solar accent stepping stone lights. They look incredible, especially at night, and also serve as a safety feature. At my gated entrances I installed hanging lanterns on either side; they made a real visual impact.
One of the more expensive purchases I made was a spot light. I installed it under my willow tree to accent its beauty. It lights up a good portion of the yard allowing my family to enjoy late night games of volleyball and bocce. I ran wire under the ground for this light, but you could easily find a solar powered spot light to save time and money.
These are just some of the ideas for garden lighting that I used. There are many more that can be implemented in your outdoor scheme to provide light and ambiance in your yard. Get creative and have fun!