How to plan your garden lighting this summerOther
With all the time we have recently been spending at home, many have come to realise that their gardens are in need of a little design replenish or to make made more adaptable to those longer summer evenings we have been experiencing. So, if you want to make your garden perfect for summer, keep reading.
Keep it simple but effective
Having something to focus on in your garden can be great for setting the overall theme of your outdoor space. Do you want the magic of fairy lights or a soothing South of France villa effect? Either way, just ensure you don’t overdo it. In terms of which features to choose, water features, elevated decking or just a great tree that you can add lighting too should bring you the outdoor atmosphere you’re looking for.
Does your garden work for your lifestyle?
The purpose of your garden entirely depends on how you spend your time in it. If you see afternoons becoming evenings, then you may want wall lighting that you can control remotely. If you’re more of a night owl then you may like decking lighting to see in the dark. Layer outdoor lighting is also a brilliant idea for giving your garden mysterious depth.
Just because we may be limited for activities this summer doesn’t mean you can’t make your garden into the perfect summer haven. Use lighting to highlight certain points of your garden that you want to stand out such as your barbequing area, seating area or just to backlight some of your favourite flowerbeds or wall plants.
Small spaces can quickly become messy and disorganised. If you want to give your outdoor space more structure, try illuminating the surrounding edges (this can be flower beds or walls) and use floor lights to guide your family or visitors along your garden pathways.