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Outdoor Lighting Ideas

By Botanical Decorators
October 14, 2013

Whether you’re installing a landscape with outdoor parties in mind or creating a romantic space for two, it’s the fine details, like outdoor lighting, that act as the finishing touch to the design. After all, outdoor lighting fixtures allow you to use your space at night, guiding visitors along your pathways and lighting up your outdoor parties. It’s these fixtures that enhance your swimming pools, patio spaces, and deck structures, adding beauty to your property while providing additional safety on dark evenings.

Fortunately, we’ve come up with some outdoor lighting ideas that will help you make the most of your outdoor space and bring your landscape to life. Keep reading to learn more or schedule a consultation with Botanical Decorators in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C.!

Outdoor Lighting Designs

Whether you want to add drama to your landscape or create a subtle, natural effect with your lights, consider the following outdoor lighting ideas and designs:

  • Use uplighting techniques, which direct light upwards, to highlight key features of your landscape
  • Add lights to planting designs along your pathway for increased safety and enhanced beauty
  • Illuminate trees around your property with moonlighting techniques
  • Use your lighting fixtures to create a focal point in your landscape
  • Install LED lights as an eco-friendly solution that works well with uplighting and moonlighting techniques
  • Use lighting to illuminate swimming pools, hot tubs, and water features
  • Install task lighting in grill stations for maximum efficiency
  • Include deck lighting for entertaining purposes

You can also choose to place your lights in other parts of the landscape or use a variety of different lighting techniques, depending on what type of landscape design you have. Additionally, you may want to think about incorporating backlighting, which creates a feeling of depth, or security lighting to help detect intruders.

Install Outdoor Lighting in Maryland, Virginia, & Washington, D.C.

If you’re ready to bring your outdoor lighting ideas to life, Botanical Decorators can help. Our experienced landscape designers will meet with you during an initial consultation to assess your space, listen to your ideas, and provide recommendations accordingly. Together, you’ll be able to come up with outdoor lighting ideas that will enhance the look of your property while increasing safety and security in your home.

Whether you’ve found outdoor lighting ideas you like above or need help coming up with another unique idea for your home, our landscape designers can guide you through the selection and installation process. Contact us today!


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