It is finally June, and that means summer season is right around the corner. Throughout the month we’ll be giving you some helpful tips and suggestions to help transform your backyards into outdoor living spaces perfect for hosting family and friends.
In this post we’ll talk about lighting. Outdoor lights are an essential part in making your backyard space functional throughout the night. There are no set-rules when it comes to outside lighting, as you are encouraged to mix-and-match from the many options. Below our some bright ideas on how to make your outdoor space functional through lighting.
Bringing candles into your space is a cost-efficient way to create intimate ambiance that will add instant charm. Not only are they easy to set up, but also can bring a fresh sent into the air. Add various sizes to your outdoor space to bring levels to any flattop surface. Just be careful that you do not leave them unattended, as open flames can be dangerous to any deck. If the wind is a problem, try battery-powered candles, an alternative that comes with the same look. And while you have to replace the batteries every so often, they do not come with nearly as much maintenance.
Who said string lights were only for the holiday season? This easy to install option is ideal to hang up along boarders of fences, railings, or canapés. String lights have a wide variety of shapes and colors, which can bring personality to your outdoor space. For example, bring in Vintage-Dropped String Lights if you are looking to add a modern and classic tough to your space. Furthermore, they are also a durable lighting option as they a protective plastic layering so you are able to use them for all seasons of the year.
Colored Paper Lanterns
For a more fun, festive option, check out colored paper lanterns. You are able to arrange them in a number of ways from stringing them in a line, to stacking them together, in order to give your space height and depth. For example, if you have an outdoor canapé with a high ceiling, hang different sized lanterns at multiple heights in order to bring out the full depth of the space. Paper lanterns also come in endless colors and designs, so if you have a deck that is looking a little bland this is the perfect lighting choice to add a pop of color. Most importantly though, pick an option that matches the character and décor of your outdoor space.
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