Patio Lighting is one of the easiest ways homeowners can subtly but effectively create atmosphere in the backyard. With a combination of ambience and convenience lighting can set the mood for a variety of effects, party, romance, cheer, celebration, relaxation.
There are many options for lighting: LED lights, string lights, chandeliers, accent lights, lanterns etc. With these options you can literally set the scene for any type of mood.
Here are some lighting ideas to impress your guests and add to your backyard paradise.
Bright lights can set a cheery mood and encourage energy. People don’t like to sit in bright, direct light, however, so lighting should reflect on points of interest. For example, around the perimeter of a deck or patio, to accent a plant or an interesting design element in your backyard.
Textures can also be emphasized with light—light reflecting off crystal or metal surfaces can add sparkle. Shadows cast along walkways by direct bright light is another effective technique for creating visual interest.
Use of color in lighting can also be effective, but careful no to overdo. Warm tones like yellows, oranges and reds increase joy and good spirits.
A relaxed and intimate feeling can be achieved by dim lighting and subdued colors. Warm, soft light is more flattering to faces and less is more…and a few choice lighting accents on tables can enhance the mood. Keeping the light sources low and hidden adds to the allure. Candles and lanterns are perfect for achieving this effect.
People are naturally attracted to illuminated areas, so use light to your advantage as you lead guests through your backyard. Show off gardens and design, if you want your guests to stay on a specific path or seating area ensure that it’s well lit and that other paths are not.
CREATIVE BACKYARD LIGHTING SCENES
Electronic and solar features of lighting options can create multiple customized lighting effects. Going from party lighting to a romantic dinner is as easy as a press of a button. Creating effects is easy these days with the help of solar power and electronic controls.