For years, outdoor lighting has been function over form, with safety as the primary focus. Modern designs have changed this notion. The glaring floodlights are being replaced with delicately understated illumination. Many of these forms are easily accomplished, are not hard on the budget, and can be do-it-yourself projects. When done properly, the effect of understated lighting is magnificent.
- Outdoor lighting can greatly improve the curb appeal of your home and how you use your garden.
- Extend the time you can use outdoor gathering places by hanging twinkling cafe lights and placing lanterns around your deck or patio.
- Soft glows and warm washes of light are much more inviting than overly bright spotlights.
“Lights placed to illuminate these areas can all but eliminate this danger and allow you to use your garden after dark without the risk of tripping on stairways.”