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5 Ways Exterior Lighting Design Can Transform Your Outdoor Space

With the holiday season just around the corner, now's the time to take a good look at your yard and consider how best to spice it up with exterior lighting. In this article, we'll examine the types of outdoor lighting fixtures and check out some ways to use them to upgrade your landscape.



Types of exterior lighting

All types of exterior lighting fall under one of these categories:


Landscape lighting

Landscape lights are used to accentuate greenery and improve the ambiance of your yard. It also gives the space a welcoming and comfortable feel.


Safety lights

As the name implies, safety lights are primarily functional installations. They're set at strategic parts of the outdoor space and tend to be brighter than other lights.


Accent lights

Accent lights are used to subtly draw attention to unique elements of the landscape, such as walkways and decks.


5 ways to transform your outdoor space with exterior lighting

Are you keen on using various exterior lights to transform your landscape design? Here are some lighting options to consider.

  • Make your home inviting with sconce lighting

Sconce lighting can help to improve your home's curb appeal. By placing them in your landscaping and around your front door, you can make your home more inviting to guests. You can also use sconce lighting to highlight various architectural details.

  • Safeguard your home with floodlights and motion sensor lights

You can use powerful floodlights and motion sensor lights around dark zones in your yard, as well as around entry points, to discourage burglars from attempting a break-in.

  • Create the perfect ambiance with string lighting

String lighting is great for creating the perfect ambience for outdoor events. String lights installed around your patio make the space more inviting for guests and more comfortable anytime you want to relax. Besides, you can set your preferred mood with various kinds and colors of string lights.

  • Beautify your home with path lighting

Like sconce lighting, path lighting is a great way to add curb appeal to your home. With path lights and bollards in the right spaces, providing their own circle of light, you get a truly wonderful effect!

  • Enhance functionality and aesthetics with outdoor ceiling lighting

This type of lighting design applies to your deck or porch. They blend perfectly well with any string lights you may have in the space and provide a soft, inviting ambiance perfect for any occasion.

Outdoor ceiling lights overhang and flood the area with a great light layer. When installed over your front door, you have the light you need to lock and unlock the door easily. You can also consider adding an extra feature over spaces requiring extra illumination, such as over a grill.


Make the most out of your landscape with the best exterior lighting solutions

The right exterior lighting illuminates your space, provides security, sets the right ambiance, and highlights your landscape's best features. Get a free quote today, and we’ll help you identify the best exterior lighting solutions for your landscape.


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