While we tend to focus quite a bit on our interior lighting designs, often we forget that the outdoors is just screaming for attention too. Did you know that with a few small additions and strategic placements of lighting you can completely transform your outdoors? It’s a way of bringing the indoors outside and creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
So if you’re ready to add “exterior lighting” to your list of DIY projects, then you’re going to want to check out these ideas.
Using LED Strip Lights
If you have a deck, patio, or trees in your backyard then you’ll definitely want to check out LED strip lights. These handy lights come in a strand or strip, and can be found in a variety of colours or just plain white if you’d rather. You can find ones that are waterproof, dimmable, and are extremely easy to “install”.
The way these work is that you wrap the strip around, or place it along an item. A popular option is to place these on deck railings, along the bottom of the deck to light the under part of it, wrap them around trees, and on pillars. While these don’t give off a lot of light, they add interest and highlight areas of your exterior.
Using LED Downlights
While you may not be familiar with the term “LED downlight” you may have heard of recessed lighting? They are actually one in the same. These are light fixtures that are recessed into the structure or space. Homeowners love LED downlights on overhang rooves and porches. The idea is that you place it in the “ceiling” of the area you wish to light. Sometimes these lights can swivel, which allows you to direct the light.
Using LED Spotlights
Another popular option is to use LED spotlights outdoors. These kinds of lights are waterproof and can be used year-round, regardless of the conditions. You can position the lights so that they highlight a large mature tree, a particular shrub in your garden, a gazebo, your home, or anything else you want to draw attention to. Just like the LED strip lights, you can purchase these in a variety of colours, which makes it ideal for holiday use.
Use Your Imagination
When it comes to exterior lighting it’s a great opportunity to use your imagination and highlight those areas of your exterior that you’re really proud of.
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