Have you just moved into a new home? Or are you stuck as to how to personalize your outdoor space? Many people concentrate their renovation efforts on the inside of the home. They neglect to pay attention to the outdoor environment, forgetting that personalization is important there, too, in order to provide interest and ownership of the space.

Strategically using lighting throughout your outdoor space is one way to make it your own. If you’ve got beautiful trees and flowers, interesting architectural elements, or a unique patio or porch, you should show it off!

 

Low-voltage lights and solar lighting are great options for all of these needs. They’re easy to install (can be positioned in less than an hour using only a screwdriver) and are safe for use around children and pets. They require no wiring because they operate on the free energy of the sun!

More ideas where you can use decorative lighting in your outdoor space

  1. Light the way to your backyard by lining your walkway with low-profile light fixtures
  2. Highlight a special plant with a one-of-a-kind light positioned to provide the most striking light
  3. Use torches or lanterns to light up your fountain or water garden
  4. Hang solar lanterns in your trees to provide a fairy tale ambience
  5. Chose glass globes or flower-shaped solar lights to bring a unique touch to your butterfly or flower garden
  6. Add a modern touch by using sleek, inset lighting along your driveway or around the edge of your pool or outdoor spa
  7. Place sconce-style lights on the outside of your home to provide light on the porch or near your favorite outdoor bench
  8. Draw attention to your rock garden’s best qualities with strategically-place mini LED lights

Using well-placed lighting in your outdoor space will increase your home’s security and beauty, making you the envy of all your neighbors. So, start turning your focus outdoors, before the warm ends and you’re no longer able to enjoy your backyard.

 

 

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