Outdoor lighting is a great way to decorate your home, but there are some little-known ways to perfect this element of design. Incorporate multidimensional lighting by adding various types of lighting fixtures, and remember that less is more when creating atmosphere with lights. Create a natural feel by mimicking moonlight with hanging lights or by incorporating a fireplace into lighting, or use LED lights to create artistic shadows. Remember to use lights to highlight decorative areas of your space, like water features, statues, doorways, or rows of flowers. And remember that outdoor lights can be simple and small and still add much to your design.
- Multidimensional lighting is a way to use a variety of light apparatus to create dimension and texture within a space.
- Light pathways with minimal, dramatic lighting, or spotlight particular plants with colored lighting.
- For dramatic, yet cozy effect, use an outdoor electric fireplace that changes light colors.
“Incorporating light fixture such as outdoor wall sconces, pathway fixtures, dangling lights and accent lights can provide any space a whimsical yet creative feel.”