outdoor lighting tips

With these simple outdoor lighting tips, you’ll enjoy warm summer nights all season long.

Summer means sitting outside and enjoying the great outdoors. If you’re someone who loves to entertain in the summer, the proper outdoor lighting is crucial. Not only does the proper lighting make it easier to see after the sun has set, but it sets the mood as well. With these simple outdoor lighting tips, you’ll enjoy warm summer nights all season long.

Keep It Simple

There are many outdoor light fixtures to choose from, and you may feel overwhelmed when starting your research. Like all things design, the best rule is to keep it simple. Buying too many lights or too many different kinds of fixtures will create some confusion. Remember that your outdoor lighting is supposed to create a subtle and warm ambiance. Keeping your lighting simple will create the perfect atmosphere that will have your family and friends laughing and talking well into the night.

Easy Entertaining

When entertaining in the summer, your outdoor lighting should provide enough illumination to help people see without being too harsh. Having the right kind of fixtures that can be dimmed is ideal for outdoor dining areas. Outdoor lighting that creates a comforting, relaxing mood will keep everyone at ease as they eat and drink all night long.

Zoom Out

Take a step back, and check out how your landscape looks from a distance. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the project and forget about the big picture. Of course, you want the lighting to look good while in your yard, but you also want it to look good from the street or from a neighbor’s home.

Change Your Perspective

In that same stream of thought, it’s a great idea to see how your outdoor lighting looks from inside your house. After your outdoor lighting has been installed, go inside and see how it looks through a few windows. The purpose of your outdoor lighting is to create an ambiance, and that ambiance doesn’t stop indoors, so make sure everything looks great from inside your home as well.

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