With the weather warming up, it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy your yard. So many people take their yard for granted. It can be the best place to experience the excitement of Summer.

The days of Summer can be too hot to entertain though, making night the perfect time to gather around and celebrate your friendships and the new season.

Houston Lightscapes has 4 lighting tips for successfully entertaining outdoors. Make each idea your own for a gorgeous outdoor lighting experience.

Path Lighting
Path Lighting is the most important type of lighting when thinking about entertaining at your home. It includes walkway lighting, step lighting and post and fence lighting. If your guests can’t find their way around, your get-together isn’t off to a great start.

Path Lighting makes the visit safe and beautiful for your guests, and guides them through the experience of being at your home. It highlights the entry points and small features of your home that are usually overlooked.

Stylistically, there are endless options that could fit in with your landscape. From modern options to more traditional or rustic path lights, the design can be entirely personalized.

Deck Lighting
If you have a deck or patio, deck lighting is going to be crucial for nighttime entertaining. You can highlight your outdoor decor and grill out on the patio.

You want to create a warm inviting space for your friends and family; a place they want to revisit. Imagine soft ambient lighting illuminating a group of your loved ones who are enjoying time together. Deck lighting can make your patio the highlight of your party.

Backyard with lights

Garden Lighting
If you have a dining area or lounging area set up in the garden, this is a great spot to utilize landscape lighting.

Not only can you arrange lighting around the seated area, but you can also highlight your plants are flowers.

Soft Lighting is used to highlight living things such as trees, flowers, and shrubs. It draws attention to the life surrounding your home, and in garden lighting’s case, the gorgeous backdrop for your gathering.

lighting trees

Pool Lighting
In Summer, you’re bound to throw a couple night time pool parties. Inviting friends over for a bbq and a late night swim is exhilarating and a great way to reconnect with loved ones.

Lighting the area around your pool is crucial for a safe yet aesthetically gorgeous time.

Water features reflect light beautifully, and by lighting up the area around and in your pool, you’re really taking advantage of this feature.

Outdoor landscape lighting is an amazing way to show off all the beautiful parts of your home. You put effort into making this the place you’ll live and grow as a person and as a family. Your lighting should reflect that.

Houston Lightscapes’ Designers are there to implement your vision for your home. It’s all about highlighting the parts of your home that you want to be noticed.

Your friends and family should take note of how much work you’ve put into curating your space. With the help of professional landscape lighting in these 4 areas, they’ll want to come back again and again.