Your backyard is your oasis. Choose the right lights for the space, and you'll have a magical after-dark retreat. Here are 5 tips for making your outdoor space bright and inviting.
1. Pair old with new
Contrast fresh, clean, modern lighting fixtures with classic, super-comfy outdoor furnishings. Think sleek metal wall lighting fixtures paired with comfy wicker and plush pillows. For maximum durability, look for resin-based faux wicker—it will look fantastic even after years of laid-back relaxing.
2. Mix and match types
Match the type of fixtures to the needs of specific areas. A simple spotlight-style light is perfect for illuminating a narrow area over a table, where you need to see more detail. Outdoor wall light fixtures—and flush-mount or pendant ceiling lights—create a gentle, diffused glow in casual seating areas.
3. Add accents
Light up the corners of your garden with petite landscape lights. Line them up along a path, or tuck them into perennial beds to highlight favourite plants. Hint: White flowers and variegated leaves will catch the light and draw your eye around the space.
4. Hit the wall
Outdoor wall lighting fixtures—aka sconces—are a beautiful way to highlight your home’s good looks. They give backyard spaces a luxe, well-appointed feel that's stylish but totally affordable. Choose brushed or matte metals for a look that will wear well and improve with age.
5. Save energy
Eco-friendly, power-saving lighting is on everyone's backyard hot list. Look for weatherproof LED fixtures that use a fraction of the power required by incandescent or halogen bulbs. And don't forget solar-powered accent lights, which cost nothing but sunlight to run!
Lights that click with you
Want more (and better) options than your local big-box store has to offer? Multi Luminaire has all the designs, colours and shapes that will light up your nights in style. Visit www.multiluminaire.ca/en to check out hundreds of gorgeous choices for every budget.