Christmas is slowly looming upon the corner; before you know it, you'd be surrounded with friends and family under the summer's eve, each of you bearing smiles and gifts and good thoughts to share. As the cold winter has been eased by the warm kiss of the weather, there's no better place to celebrate your family gatherings than outdoors. Now, the question is; is your outdoor space ready for the holidays?
Before the days get entirely crossed out from your calendar, it's about time to deck your outdoor halls - it doesn’t matter whether it is a garden, an expansive patio, or a small entryway. We're dishing out a handful of outdoor lighting tips to help make the atmosphere merry and inviting, just the perfect setting to hold your annual family gatherings. Ready to spark your decorating side this Christmas with some outdoor lighting? Read through these tips!
Wondering what to do with your empty porch? How about affixing rows of handsome outdoor lighting on the wall and create a stunning lounge for your guests to enjoy? Put out a long table or install a nice hammock to make use of the space. Pair it with dashing gooseneck lamps for that pastoral, barnyard look.
A wall light or two by the front door immediately adds a touch of cheerfulness in your outdoor facade. Cage lights offer a warmer, more rustic feel; they create a lovely accent when set against a brick wall, or a wooden panel. They also go nicely with coastal themed homes. Use these sconces to create a balanced look for your home by setting them on either side of the door. Find in our store:Miner Outdoor Wall Light
To brighten up patios, a pendant light could be the perfect outdoor lighting fixture. Industrial lamps hung on a beam create a vintage, masculine character with a modern twist, perfect for contemporary homes. Use these lamps to focus on the important areas of your outdoor space, such as a dining area or a play nook. Find in our store:Pendant Lights
Accentuate your favourite garden elements with a spotlight. Install several of this outdoor lighting to create a stunning row of illumination to guide the staircase. Otherwise, put the focus on a noteworthy feature, like a landscaped garden or a sculpture. Spotlights add a stylish, ambient touch to the entire atmosphere without too much glare.
Create a whimsical, nostalgic effect to your outdoor space with festoon lights. These clusters of lights add some magic to the atmosphere, especially at night, where it produces a twinkling, ambient brightness, enough to light your small area. Hang it around your lush garden to make a stunning evening backdrop. At best, create criss-cross patterns across the beams for a more festive feel. Find in our store:Festoon Lights
Illuminate easily overlooked areas, such as stairways and walkways, with bunker lights. These versatile outdoor lighting functions as accent and safety lighting. It directs one’s attention to areas not easily seen in the dark—nobody wants an accident during a party on Christmas Eve! Other than that, it highlights your favourite corners without screaming for attention. Use these soft-glowing lights in your parking area, or along the garden. Find in our store:Oval Caged Bunker Lights
Final tip: when choosing outdoor lighting, make sure you select ones rated with an IP rating --these special lights are created specifically to last wet weather. Consider your location and pick the right fixtures that suits well with the area and always consult with a qualified electrician. We recommend finding lights with dimming features so you can easily customize the brightness according to your preference.
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