One of the most overlooked, yet essential elements to creating the ideal patio for outdoor living is the lighting. Luxury lighting adds both decorative beauty, but also helps to truly make the ambiance of the outdoor area just right. Here are some tips on transforming your outdoor living space with beautiful, functional luxury lighting:
Install lights that are hidden from plain view. Patios are typically made out of concrete, stone, tile, or brick pavers. That can make it more challenging to install lighting on an existing patio, but if you are going to be putting in a brand new one, you can plan the light scheme from the start. With an existing area, you’ll want to place lights in ways that will complement the layout. Consider hiding some landscape lights in the ground by drilling through the patio.
Add elegant wall fixtures. Another excellent way to illuminate the area after dusk is with wall lighting. There are many stylish and elegant fixtures that are designed for the outdoors. Not only will they be aesthetically pleasing, but they’ll also provide a light source that isn’t overpowering. There are also lights that can be built into the design of stone and brick walls, providing much needed illumination for both safety and style. With strategic placement, the light can be cast along walkways, in seating areas, and can even extend out around a swimming pool.
Once the sun sets, your outdoor space can be transformed into a cool, comfortable area to relax and entertain. Lighting is an essential element, and it can serve to add style, enhance the design, and make the exterior living space safer. When designing your outdoor area, be sure to take luxury lighting into consideration so that you can create the beautiful look that you’ll enjoy using throughout the year, both day and night.