Your home may look absolutely stunning because of a lot of reasons, but lighting is definitely one of the key factors, as it adds a different dimension to your space. Planning your lighting layout is not one of the easiest things to do, but it necessarily doesn’t have to be that difficult at all. We have you covered as we take you through some of the simplest lighting tips and tricks for your outdoor space that don’t take up a lot of your time and give you the best results for your space too. Now, you could be starting your outdoor lighting layout or just looking for minor touches to the space to enhance the aura, and while we think it is way better to start from scratch, our tips will help you out regardless of the scenario.
There are a lot of design philosophies going around, especially to do with your outdoor lighting, like “less is more”, “focus on the functional areas alone”, or “stick to your guts and get whatever feels best”. While all these definitely help you out, you need something solid as a long-term solution. And that’s how we help you out. Take a look at everything you can do for your space and definitely the ones that are a must.
Layered lighting is key to the ambience
Layered lighting is an effective and efficient way to light up your space in the best possible way. Not only does it add depth and drama to your space, it also adds the glitz and glam you’ve always sought for your outdoor area. Layered lighting is a mix of three elements – ambient lighting, task lighting and accent lighting. Long story short, ambient lighting is the soft lighting that goes in your space, task lighting is the intense lighting that helps you carry out your tasks, while accent lighting is the sharp lighting that helps you highlight different aspects of your living space.
For ambience, consider going with a table lamp, wall lamp or floor lamp if there’s absolutely no restriction in terms of space. Choose a primary lighting design, like a hanging light, to lend uniform lighting to the space. If you’re looking to add that edge in the space and if your space allows, then consider going with downlights, as they can definitely make your space stand out and make it as functional as it gets.
Add functionality to the space with dimmable lighting
Dimmable lighting adds an extra dimension to your space as it not only doubles up as mood lighting but gorgeously complements every need and occasion. Dimmable lighting is customisable, and that is probably the most important characteristic that makes it a worthy addition to practically any decor.
Don’t forget to enhance the safety of your space
Aesthetics are important, but so is your safety and everybody’s who uses the space. You need to make your outdoor space safe be it your garden, your deck or your outdoor lounge. Start by concealing the wires and other components of the lighting designs that can potentially harm you. Secondly, your focus needs to be on lighting up all the pathways and the driveways using either bollards, strip lights, floor lighting, staircase lighting or more. You don’t have to worry about overdoing it as these lights will effortlessly blend with the rest of your outdoor decor.