Here are seven tips for extending your outdoor living spaces with beautiful and practical modern outdoor lighting
#1 - Section Off Your Living Spaces
The first step in your home outdoor lighting design is determining how you’ll use your outdoor areas. Understanding what you want from each space will help you determine what you will need to put in each space. For example, pool and party areas may call for extra lighting, whereas small garden getaways and cozy corners are best adorned with subtle, relaxed lighting for late-night chats and romantic movie nights.
#2 - Create Safe Walking Paths
Contemporary outdoor path lighting can spruce up any home’s nighttime experience, but, more importantly, it also makes it easier and safer to walk along those stone paths and steps at night. You should pay close attention to tripping hazards, like garden borders, retaining walls, sharp turns, or steps. Stone wall lighting can beautifully illuminate these objects, and outdoor under handrail lighting can show guests where to reach for support.
#3 - Know The Up’s And Down’s
The direction of your lighting can play a big role in the functionality and the aesthetics of your home outdoor lighting design. Up lighting (lights that are tilted upwards) are great for highlighting features and creating dramatics, and down lighting (lights facing toward the ground) are typically used to create safe, visible walking paths and soft ambiances.
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#4 - Mix And Match Fixtures
#5 - Light Up The Pool
#6 - Take Control
Smart outdoor home lights can drastically change the appearance of your home, but it’s the technology that gives you control to create endless light combinations to match whatever mood you want. Incorporating a Luxor® System with your professional light installation allows you to control and change the colour of your lights, adjust dimming settings, and individually control different zones, all from your smartphone.
#7 - Call The Professionals
GTA Irrigation & Lighting can help you design the perfect outdoor lighting system for your home. With modern outdoor lighting, your home will shine bright long into the evenings providing you with extended hours to enjoy you beautiful outdoor spaces. Contact our lighting team today for a free, no-obligation estimate.