We tend to spend more time in the backyard during the summer months entertaining guests, hosting birthday parties, and having BBQs. If your activities bleed into the night, then you and your guests will need outdoor lighting — both to light up the backyard and to keep the energy going.
If you’re ready to make a few changes, here are a few backyard lighting ideas to consider.
- Pool lighting
Whether you’ve got a pool, waterfall, pond, or another type of water fixture, take advantage of the reflective qualities of water. You could add bistro lights, rows of candle lanterns, or solar-powered fixtures alongside the water’s edge to cast a subtle light that will appear to dance across the water’s mirror-like surface.
- Decorative lanterns
Decorative lanterns are available in a range of styles and can be set on any solid surface. You could place them on a dining table, along a wall, or near a walkway. Use LED candles or solar-powered bulbs for a safer and more energy-efficient option.
- String lighting
A string of twinkling lights could transform any backyard into a fun party setting. String them across decks and patios for a festive vintage feel.
- Gas fire pit
Everyone loves the cozy glow of fire from a gas fire pit. Not only are they inexpensive, they don’t require electricity or emit a campfire smell.
- Pathway lighting
If you’ve got steps in your backyard, line the walkway with inexpensive solar path lights to make the property safer and more beautiful at night. You could also use integrated, low-profile step lights to avoid the cost of wiring.
- Tree lighting
If you’ve got large trees in your backyard, consider wrapping it with small string lights to make a statement and highlight the space. You could also use directional lighting or an up light.
- Outdoor dining lighting
Light up your dining space with a chandelier. Depending on your budget, you could just hang a candle chandelier from the beams of a pergola or covered patio. Use remote-controlled, battery-operated LED candles for easy use.
If you’d like recommendations for backyard lighting or help with installation, give us a call!