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Adding Outdoor Lighting to Your Space

Adding Outdoor Lighting to Your Space

Posted by Fortunoff Backyard Store

Give your yard a glow up.

Picture a magical evening relaxing outdoors – the soft glow of stars above, the gentle rustling of leaves, and the cool breeze that seems to slow down time. What if we told you that you could amplify this enchantment with the power of outdoor lighting? Ambient lights cultivate beautiful outdoor spaces and set the mood for unforgettable moments. Explore how outdoor lighting can help you craft the perfect ambiance and turn your nights into beloved memories.

1. Illuminate Pathways

Start by guiding your guests with pathway lighting. Illuminating the way prevents accidents and adds a touch of sophistication to your backyard. Use low-voltage landscape lights to line walkways, garden paths, and driveways. Solar-powered lights are also a sustainable option, harnessing the sun's energy during the day to create a fairy-inspired pathway at night.

2. Play with Shadows

Create a dreamy, ethereal atmosphere with strategic light placement. Position outdoor lights behind trees, sculptures, or architectural features and cast captivating shadows on walls or the ground. This interplay of light and darkness adds depth and intrigue to your space, making it a visual escape. Plus, accent lighting highlights the unique aspects of your outdoor space. You can illuminate garden statues, outdoor benches, and other decorative elements. Consider using up lights to showcase the elegance of tall trees or well-placed spotlights to accentuate sculptures and outdoor art.

3. Versatile Lighting Solutions

From string lights and lanterns to wall sconces and built-in fixtures, consider the overall theme of your outdoor space – whether it's contemporary, rustic, or minimalist – and select lighting fixtures that align with that style. There are even "smart" lighting options available. Adjust the brightness, color, and timing of your outdoor lights with a simple tap on your smartphone and shift the ambiance to fit your mood.

4. Dining Under the Stars

Outdoor dining is better when bathed in the soft glow of overhead lighting. Hang string lights or outdoor chandeliers above your dining area to create an intimate atmosphere that encourages conversation and laughter. We recommend warm bulbs to add a touch of romance to any gathering, but light cast from a flame can create the same effect. Incorporate fire pits, torches, firepit tables, and lanterns into your outdoor design to infuse your space with a cozy, inviting atmosphere. The dancing flames create an ambient warmth that complements the glow of your chosen lighting fixtures.

Outdoor Lighting Is More Than Just a Functional Necessity

It transforms your patio, garden, or deck into a defined space for conversation and relaxing. Whether you're hosting an intimate dinner party or enjoying a quiet evening under the stars, outdoor lighting from Fortunoff Backyard Store can help you create the perfect ambiance for unforgettable nights. Explore your options online and in an outdoor furniture showroom near you.

12th Dec 2023 nbrown@chairking.com BigCommerce

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