The Great Indian Festival season has finally arrived. We have already started receiving the invitations for garden parties, weddings, get-togethers, cook-outs and so on, that goes deep into the night. It is that time of the year that we start considering great outdoor lighting which is the key to good outdoor garden design. A warm, cozy ambient lighting helps you a lot in getting the most from your garden. But what design to buy and where to put it? Here are a few tips and tricks to get your garden glowing which can attract the envy of the others.
- Go Green. Go Solar
I personally found it extremely annoying having all those wires all over the place while I was hosting a party for my friends. Try going solar. There are a wide variety of outdoor garden lights been sold all over India. It can be of big help to you saving both the environment and your money. Solar lights today have come a long way from being an innovative product. They can be found replacing street lights, security lights and garden lights for outdoor home. They can also be found as a go-to solution for sheds and barns in remote areas where the wiring activities are next to impossible. So why not try them out in your garden? And let me tell you, they don’t disappoint.
- Using portable solar illumination lights.
Outdoor lanterns and torch lights are an amicable solution for the outdoor party lighting solutions. They can be placed surrounding the table to give off an intimate atmosphere. They can be placed together to give off a feast to the eyes. Or they can be placed to guide the guests to the dining table. Make sure to opt for models that can be left outside in the sun or the rain. That will make our lives a whole lot easier. Try going for a waterproof solar flame light like the one in the picture. Just place it anywhere outside and forget about it. It will get the job done for you.
- Wall lights for larger lighting needs
Of course, the decoration lights cannot replace the heavy-duty lighting systems that actually light up your party. Even though nobody notices them. The lanterns and the string lights can get you the festive vibe that you are looking for. But, they must be often backed up by wall lights for bigger and brighter lighting requirements. Try going wireless for once. They will save you a lot of headaches. Evenly line up these lights in areas that require a good amount of lighting and then add-on the decorative lights to have an aesthetic feel to it. You do want your guests to see the food in their plates and other’s faces after all. Otherwise, what is the point of a party?
- String lights for a festive look and feel.
String lights are a must-have decorative item for every party. They get the festive mood going. Solar string lights are a good go-to option while decorating your garden. They make your garden look beautiful with a relaxing laid back feel. They will make you feel welcomed and happy in a dramatic way. You can hang them above the guests or decorate the trees and plants and the fences with them. It will be very effective in every way they have been used.
- Highlight with Spotlights
There are certain elements in your garden that you are very proud of. Beautifully hand-crafted flowerbeds to extremely beautiful trees are some of them on the list. You can show-off these features by highlighting them with spotlights placed in the right manner. You can now enjoy these features to the fullest even during the night.
You can also use these spotlights to cast shadows in an artistic manner. You can place them behind various shapes like large pots to create fascinating shadows that add drama to your outdoor area.
- Put warning lights in dangerous areas
While highlighting the good features in your areas, don’t forget to highlight the bad ones as well. Landscape features such as stairs and decks at different heights can be highlighted with lights or decorative road studs. Even slopping lawns can be highlighted to avoid accidents while you celebrate. Make sure that the water bodies in your garden like ponds and fountains can be seen in the dark by highlighting them as well. Not only will these look beautiful in the light but you can also see when the accidents happen.
- Light up the footpaths and walkways
Lighting the footpaths and walkways are an absolute essential in every garden. They give you a magical aura and a curious to follow to find out where they lead to. With a warm feeling, they invite you to explore the “world of the garden” as in the fantasy stories. With many of these models of light being solar powered they are the most hassle-free options available in this area of lighting systems. They often come attached with stakes that can be pushed down to the ground and can be moved around as much as one can wish for.
- Light up your front door
Lights on your front door can be warm and essential too. They are very inviting when you come home and help you with not having to fumble around with lock and key when you get home. Door lights can also help you keep safe and sound in your home. They will greet you warmly when you come home and are available in a wide range of designs.
- Keep your garden safe and secure
A lit garden can make it a great place to hang out with friends and family. And also a safe garden is a well lit up garden. You can have peace of mind with a well-lit garden and a home since thieves will think twice before going in. Now there is a range of solar motion-sensing lights available that can act as a good security light. They can act as perfect bodyguards when placed near garages, external doors or other back gates.