A garden is an area in your home that you set aside for playtime with your children, enjoying time with your family & friends and the display, cultivation, or enjoyment of flowers, herbs and other plants. Your garden can have both natural and human-made materials combined to create a beautiful place where your family and guests gather during the summer. It is necessary to add lighting that sets the mood in your garden. Here are some tips on lighting your home garden to transform it into your very own version of paradise.
Use inexpensive and sustainable lighting products
There are plenty of alternatives when it comes to your choice of lighting products. To be able to maintain your home garden, it is best to think about long term maintenance instead of instant gratification. It’s because your garden might require lighting during both day and night, it is best to get sustainable lights with high lighting capacities that can hold heavy use. LED lighting is the best option when it comes to garden lighting. It is also good to choose fittings that are waterproof and meant for outdoor use.
LEDs are energy efficient because they use less energy compared to traditional light bulbs. The cost of the initial installation may be a bit higher, but the amount you save in your monthly bills offsets it in the long run. Moreover, LEDs have a long lifespan of at least 15,000 light hours (often up to 50,000 hours). Its longevity means that you get to enjoy beautiful garden lighting for years without replacing them often. Also, you can choose LED lighting that has a dimmer so you can control the brightness of the light, as well as the colour of the light. These lights will surely set the mood in your garden.
Placements of the lights (Lighting Parameters)
The lighting parameters are vital in setting the mood for your garden. You have to plan where to put the lights in the garden strategically. Check the area and consider the surroundings of your home garden. Are there infrastructures in the garden? What lights suit best in a particular part of the garden?
In determining where the lights should be situated, you should think about what area offers the best feature of the garden, or the area that you want to be seen or lit. Lights will help enhance the beauty of your garden even at night.
The pathways should be lit for everyone to see where the garden is leading or where they are walking. Proper lighting in walkways helps prevent accidents that may happen in the garden during nighttime. Lighting the pathways also gives your garden that majestic feel and is pleasing to the eyes.
Understand How Control Systems Work
When you have a semi-complicated lighting setup in your garden then you should have a good understanding of how the control systems work. While traditional lighting is all about on and off. Some LED lights for your garden may come in a variety of switches and dimmers. Depending on the kind of mood you want, you might need to play around with these dials and switches. Get acquainted with them in case you need to impress a few friends when they come over.
Decide on the mood you want for your garden.
A certain lighting mood can make an essential change in your feelings or emotion. If you want a calm and relaxing mood, switch to lights with yellow, orange or red tints or any warm colours. Lights that are bright and glowing help brighten up the evening. The colour of the light you put in your garden sets its mood. LED lighting offers various colours to choose from, making your choice of mood easy. There are also LED bulbs that can change colour using a remote. Thus, you can change the colour of your garden lights, depending on the mood you are feeling.
Know the latest house garden lighting trend
Knowing the latest trend in the home garden will give you ideas on the type of lighting to put in your yard that will enhance its beauty. You can find the hottest and latest garden trends in home magazines and other printed materials. You may also search for some online sources, like Pinterest to get ideas about what lights will make your home garden look sleek yet dramatic. Hanging lights are getting popular, especially in outdoor lighting. It brightens the garden and makes it even more festive to watch at night. Outdoor Wall Lights or lanterns help give your garden a modern or any look you want.
It is always best to invest in home garden lights. Today, the home garden is not just a place where people plant flowers and other greeneries. It is part of the home where people spend time. For some, it is a place that gives inner peace and reconnects with nature.