GARDEN LIGHTING TRENDS FOR SUMMER THAT WON’T COST THE EARTH!
When it comes to the summer (and I assure you it is on the way!), I don’t know about you but I head for the garden and enjoy the long summer days and nights as much as I can. At the moment I am busy cutting back the overgrown bushes and starting to plant out my summer seeds for a wonderful display. I have also started to think about what type of lighting I want in the garden this year to make it feel just as special as indoors! I love colour and lighting in my garden and the more atmospheric I can get it the a nicer place the garden is to stay in during the summer.
I’ve put together some top lighting trends for this summer, and how you can incorporate them into your own space. To be honest I got most of the ideas from Groupon‘s outdoor lighting deals. You see not only do I want to make a statement with my garden but I also want to get the best deals possible for my garden lights. I was absolutely delighted to find amazing deals on retro bulb lighting, lanterns, solar lights and much more.
Without further ado, let’s get started on some lighting trends…
Fairy lights are perfect in a garden, as they emit a nice warm glow rather than a harsh bright light. They’re also incredibly versatile – they can be wrapped around trees, draped along your fence or strung across an open area. I use fairy lights inside so it’s easy to bring this fantastic idea to the outside too!
To make your lighting blend naturally into the garden, go for pieces that have a natural finish – wooden lanterns and so on. They will blend naturally into the landscape for an earthy look. Alternatively you can use chrome finish and also use chrome style pots and planters too to add a modern touch.
Using lights as focal point
You can use lighting as a way to bring attention to the focal points of your garden; trees, rockery or even your home. Using lighting on the focal points will bring your garden together seamlessly. Hanging lanterns in trees is a fantastic idea which I will be using this year – makes the garden feel really dreamy.
Lanterns aren’t only a source of light; they also make a fantastic decorating feature. They come in many different styles – you can light them with tea lights, with full sized candles or even artificially with LED lights. They look good as a centrepiece on outdoor tables, or strung up on fences.
Rope lights to highlight borders
The borders of your garden can sometimes be overlooked by other features like flowers and plants. However, you can highlight these neglected areas with LED rope lighting, which is surprisingly affordable, yet effective. You can even use this lighting for your pathways.
Chandeliers, pendant lighting and other statement pieces are no longer just for indoors. Lately, we’ve seen an increase in the number of outdoor chandeliers that will transform any outdoor space into a sophisticated environment. You just have to look through the magazines these days to see how much people want to make their garden an extension of their living space.
Solar lights are yet another affordable way to bring lighting to your garden. They’re energy efficient, simple to install and often pretty weatherproof. It’s usually trial and error with solar lights, so try a variety of brands until you find a reliable one.
Ground lighting isn’t just good for ambience in your garden, it’s also important for safety. Use rope lights to define pathways, and downlights on features. If you have decking, recessed decking lights are safe, weatherproof and also very effective.
If you have an interesting statue in your garden, why not use lighting to highlight it? Use a spotlight pointing upwards to achieve this, and you will cast a shadow on to your fence or home. This also works for plants and trees.
No matter what type of lighting you go for in your garden this year, make sure you check out Groupon‘s outdoor lighting deals to ensure you get the best priced garden lighting. It’s where I’ll be getting mine this year!
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