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The spring season is a time for outdoor activities such as swimming or barbecuing for your family and friends. When you install outdoor lighting on your property, you boost ambiance and create a more welcoming environment for guests.

However, you must know the correct ways to implement outdoor lighting in your yard. Every yard should have lighting that highlights features, improves security, and adds decorative accents – and we’re here to help guide you.

Looking to spruce up your yard this spring? Learn about these four outdoor lighting ideas to add to your home.


1. Spotlight Key Outdoor Features

One of the most important outdoor lighting techniques you should use is highlighting features in your yard. Whether you have a bed of flowers or a beautiful fountain, outdoor light will draw attention to the area at night.

Up-lighting is the most common type of spotlighting that you can use, and it’s effective in most situations. By placing a spotlight upwards at the base of an outdoor feature, you can draw attention to the feature’s details.

2. Create an Outdoor Oasis With Garden Lights

A backyard should be a place where you can relax and unwind after a long day. If you have a garden in your yard, adding outdoor light gives you the chance to enjoy the area no matter the time of day.

Soft white lighting is the ideal lighting type for a garden, allowing the beautiful natural green colors to pop. There are several lighting fixtures that you can add to a garden, but some of the best options are hanging lights and standard landscape lights.

3. Add String Lights to Outdoor Living Spaces

While outdoor lighting should primarily be functional, you can add style accents that elevate the living space. String lights are an excellent lighting option for living spaces that you have guests in, such as:

  • Patios
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Dining Areas

These lights will boost the space’s ambiance and make guests feel welcomed. However, don’t overdo string lights on your property–as it can turn a charming look into something that draws all of the attention.

4. Implement Decorative Path Lighting

Outdoor lighting should make moving around your property more accessible for you and your family. While standard path lights are a good choice, you can elevate your yard’s style with decorative fixtures.

A decorative fixture will illuminate the walkways and make them a centerpiece of your lighting design. There are dozens of fixture styles to choose from, so it is up to your personal preferences on which you use for your home.

Get a Free Consultation For Your Outdoor Lighting Service Today

As we enter the spring season, this is the time to give your home’s outdoor lighting an upgrade. You can improve the safety and style of your property with a few key lighting fixtures from qualified lighting designers. We’re here to provide you with lighting design ideas that are sure to impress both you and your guests.

Houston Lightscapes is a lighting design business with over 30 years of experience in the electrical industry. If you want the ideal outdoor lighting for your home, call (713) 461-3600 to schedule a free consultation today.

The team at Houston Lightscapes takes pride in their many years of experience in the landscape lighting industry. They've been serving the greater Houston area for over 30 years bringing innovation and elegance to their designs. Learn more about Houston Lightscapes here.