Whether brightening a walkway, illuminating features in the garden, or creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere for entertaining, a few well-placed lights can make all the difference. We love to utilize them in our landscape design and build services. For some inspiring and creative ways to brighten your outdoor space with lighting, check out these examples below!
Placing lights along pathways is a simple way to make your outdoor space look alluring and captivating. You can find solar-powered lights that are ideal to place just about anywhere, enabling you to save on energy at the same time. Pathway lighting not only looks elegant and warm, but it also makes it easier and safer to navigate walkways and stairs during those dimmer evenings, so think of it as a form of hazard prevention as well.
String lighting has blossomed over the past few years, which is why there’s such a large variety of styles to choose from. Whether it’s small or larger bulbs, industrial or modern style, you can find the right kind to suit your personal preferences. String them up along the fence or across trees to create the perfect spot for hosting outdoor evening get-togethers.
Wall sconces are ideal accent lighting for those who prefer a modern look. They come in a wide array of styles and sizes, so there’s bound to be at least one if not several ideal options for your particular home. Install them on the front porch, along the back walls of the house to illuminate the backyard, or any other areas where you want light to shine above and below.
Ornate lanterns offer a more traditional and rustic aesthetic, adding an eye-catching decorative feature to the front or back yard. You can choose to place them on the patio or deck, or opt for wall-hung lanterns. They can provide a soft glow that’s bright enough to enjoy your outdoor time without worrying about it shining into the neighbour’s window or distracting from other features.
If the deck is where you tend to spend most of your time, focus on adding light here. Deck lights can be installed directly into the wood, under stairs, and around the railings to minimize tripping hazards while also adding a little flare to your deck design. It’s perfect for evening pool parties, birthday celebrations, and other events taking place in these spaces.
If you love spending time in the garden, consider using spotlights. These can showcase special features like a fountain, or to highlight landscaping and trees. You can easily adjust these to position them as you please. Spotlights get placed directly into the ground and are discreet, so they can let your garden take centre stage.
Need a hand figuring out which outdoor lighting is best for your landscaping? Hansen Lawn & Gardens is happy to help you make an informed decision on solutions you’ll surely enjoy for many years. If you want to give your outdoor space in Ottawa a makeover, reach out to us today!