Your deck, porch, or patio is an extension of your indoor living space, so make it work for relaxing or entertaining any time of day by adding patio lights. Patio lights move your ambiance seamlessly from day to night and extend the usability of your patio.
Like their indoor counterparts, patio lights are both functional and decorative. You can use them in combination to fit your space and lighting needs. So whether you want to illuminate a dining area on your patio or add a glow to your casual seating space, read on for some patio lighting ideas.
Outdoor string lights are becoming increasingly popular due to their flexibility and affordability. String lights can add a twinkle to your patio by draping them overhead in your space or wrapping them around tree trunks or deck rails.
Wall lights add a beautiful glow and come in various stylish options. As the name suggests, wall lights are mounted on your home siding or pergola. The possibilities are endless as wall lights have multiple sizes, types of glass, and styles to choose from. When shopping for wall lights, ensure the fixture is damp-rated and will hold up in the elements.
Nothing says elegance like a gorgeous outdoor chandelier hanging over your patio. An outdoor chandelier is a bold option that can be used on a front porch, in a gazebo, or over a dining space on your deck. As you plan to hang your outdoor chandelier, measure for at least 7 feet of space under the fixture.
Another subtle touch that will make a substantial difference in landscape lighting is low to the ground and illuminates trees, shrubs, and flower beds. Most landscape lights come in low-voltage, solar, and LED to help conserve energy or light areas far from power outlets. While you can hard-wire landscape lighting into your home, many DIY options exist to add to your existing landscape.
The glow of a firepit is a welcome beacon, calling people to gather. Fire pits create a stunning and cozy centerpiece for your outdoor space. You can keep it simple with a wood-burning fireplace, choose a smokeless fire pit, or a gas-powered fire table. Many people like to build their firepit into their landscape design when planning their patio.
Portable, Decorative Lights
There is something to be said for simple accent lights to elevate the décor and ambiance of your patio. Add candles, decorative torches, or lanterns to match the feel and tone of your outdoor space. These are all excellent options for any budget and make your area feel festive and welcoming.
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