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Need To Add More Light In Your Home And Yard? Here’s What You Can Do

Adding adequate lighting in your home and yard will make the place eye-catching, elevate its aesthetics, and illuminate everything around, transforming the place to create the perfect lighting environment. Most yard spaces are neglected after natural light withers away during nighttime. So, stop using those Edison bulb strings for lighting and read on for some exciting ideas on adding adequate lighting in your home and yard that would make the place glow.

 

Identify The Purpose

Before you go on to buy lights, understand why you need to revamp your yard or indoors in the first place. For example, you might want to enjoy evening barbeques with friends, need to set up everything for a romantic evening, or just want to brighten up a yard corner for security concerns. Every single scenario requires a different approach and most importantly, different types of lighting. Whatever the reason, take your time, identify the purpose, and explore different options available before making up your mind.

Layered Lighting

The perfect approach to make you indoors and outdoors glow is by adding layered lighting that is popularly used by interior designers. Your living room would be the best place to install these lights. As the name suggests, these should have different levels of luminosity that can be adjusted accordingly. You can start by installing bright lofty lanterns or chandeliers and install the brightest light sources. Moving forward, add mid-tier lighting tabletop lanterns, around the corners, and near your paintings or family photo wall. Finally, go for under-seat lighting to give off a welcoming vibe, and remember to use lights with the lowest luminosity. This three-tier light set creates a warm environment and can make any place stand out.

Select Installation Areas

When placing lighting in your yard, make a rough sketch of the area, identify lights that are previously placed, and choose a spot that would work best. For example, if you have a bench lying around the yard’s corner, placing LED shoebox light fixtures on top of the bench will automatically make the area safe and welcoming. If you prefer a low-lighting setting, place stake lights under shrubs and around plant pots for a pleasant aura.

Types of Lights

Here are some lights you can choose from depending on the landscape and the purpose it will serve.

  • Moroccan Style

These have gained popularity recently due to their intricate metalwork. These patio lights have an appealing style that blends in perfectly with the surroundings.

 

  • Glass Lanterns

 

If you are looking for a vintage look, a glass lantern with a gas bulb is the new trend. Install a few alongside your garden boundaries for a soft ambiance that gives off an elegant look.

 

  • Hanging Lights

 

Another option is hanging lights that can also be used to create an ambient environment both indoors and outdoors. These come in a variety of shapes, colors, and textures to choose from. Hang them in areas on the deck or choose globe-like designs that can be hung on trees to provide soft illumination.

 

  • In-ground Lights

 

These are a safe way to light up paths, can be used under ornamental plants, and are safe as they are securely placed in the ground.

  • Metal Torches

This type can be a beautiful addition to your yard as they add elemental illumination to the landscape.

Smart Lighting Options

Nowadays, it’s really easy to find sophisticated lighting options that are capable of synchronizing with your home network, giving you complete control with just a few taps on your smartphone. Let’s look at a few popular options that you might want to consider.

  • Smart bulbs are cloud-based smart devices that can connect via Bluetooth, WiFi, or connect with your phone directly, giving you the liberty to control lighting from anywhere, as long as you are connected.

 

  • Smart switches are another option if you are not in the mood of replacing your lights. These sophisticated switches come with dimming capabilities and built-in voice assistance to let you control your lighting settings with ease.

Light pollution can be caused by poor placement of the light source or by installing too many of these sources in one place. Lights that are placed without planning often end up creating excessive glares, use electricity, and are a waste of money. To avoid these problems, think carefully when placing them, use shield bulbs for a concentrated set-up in one place, and aim to buy a light source with minimum wattage. With the above-mentioned information, you can easily figure out the type of light source and the ways to install them so that you can upgrade your yard and indoors like a professional.

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