The garden is a neglected space when it comes to lighting arrangements. It doesn’t have to be that way and once you know the options out there, then you’ll make sure your garden is never left behind again. Here are some great options to brighten up your summer, even if the British sun can’t.
Give your garden depth
Giving your garden a sense of purpose can be a great motivation to get out in it more. Decking, fountains, ponds or a simple tree can be encouraging reasons to spend more time outdoors. Don’t let your visitors miss a single detail by using lighting to surround, or bring focus, to your garden’s features.
Make your space work for you
Any garden lighting advocate will refer to layers if you ask them how to do more with a space or include features which are important to you. Contrast is a great technique for pushing in depth to larger gardens and manipulating smaller spaces to look bigger. Play around with light and dark tones.
Gardens can be magical
Summer is a beautiful time of year where anything feels possible. Create an enchanting atmosphere by lighting up your features and plants using back lighting. A great chance to switch the mood up with your loved ones in the summer evenings.
Small spaces can often lack structure and discipline, so to speak. If you feel your garden is a little less organised than you’d like it, give your outdoor space some direction. Use ground or lower level spotlights as a border for paths or steps which lead to the central areas of activity in your garden.
Which lighting styles would you love to see in your garden?