Outdoor lighting is an important element for your home curb appeal and outdoor parties. In the evenings it will help make your home shine while it helps create that perfect party mood. Outdoor lighting enhances the beauty of your home while also providing safety and security. Now is the perfect time of year to enjoy the summer nights with family and friends. Therefore, since you can do so much with lighting, we have some tips to light up your outdoor space.
Create the mood by color – Blue is really popular right now. It’s also very romantic. Red is another favorite. It creates a more festive party atmosphere for the younger crowds.
Create fairy land outdoor lighting – String fairy lights around your outdoor spaces trees. You can even incorporate the fairy lights into your centerpieces.
Line walkways outdoor lighting – Line your walkways with votive candles in plastic or glass containers. Space them out at least 2 ½ feet apart.
Luminaria outdoor lighting – Create luminaria by wrapping rice paper into a cylinder. Attach it to a tap light to finish. You can also buy packs of luminaria lighting at your local home improvement store.
Paper lanterns outdoor lighting – Hanging paper lantern also puts a little romance in your outdoor space while providing the light you need.
Wire baskets outdoor lighting – You can make small wire baskets for votive candles and place them around your patio or in your trees.
Traditional outdoor lighting – Hurricane lanterns or pole lighting can be found at any hardware store or home improvement store.
Tiki torches outdoor lighting – The tiki torch is super popular and very retro.
Low-voltage and LED outdoor lighting – This lighting is popular sources for ambient pool lighting, or install fiber-optic lighting to create a starry background in your pool’s floor and around its edges. Floating and solar-powered lights are also available. Be sure to check with your local building authorities for safety regulations before installing new lighting systems in existing pools.
Bright task outdoor lighting – Grilling and serving areas need more light. To accomplish this, install a recessed spot-light on an adjacent roof overhang, mount lights on a railing behind the grill or use a portable fixture approved for outdoor environments.
Steps, paths, and driveway outdoor lighting – These areas should be illuminated to make sure family members and guests are able to move about easily and safely after dark. You can install path lights or post lanterns or attach lights to the side of the house. Low-level path lights, which spread circular patterns of light, will brighten your walkway while highlighting nearby flower beds, shrubs and ground cover. Low-level path lights can also be used to define the boundaries of long driveways.
These outdoor lighting tips are brought to you by: Tom and Bev Herring, buying and selling Tulsa Real Estate, Broken Arrow Real Estate, Jenks Real Estate, Bixby Real Estate and Owasso Real Estate as well as Keystone Lake Real Estate, Berryhill and Sand Springs Real Estate.