Now the winter season is upon us and the dark nights have well and truly set in we find more reasons to use a variety of lighting methods in and around the home but often the most forgotten part of the home during the winter is the garden. We spend all summer making our garden look attractive and then forget about it in the winter which is why, here at The Light Yard, we have put together a guide on how to light up your garden during the winter months.
First of all, it is important to remember that in a garden a small amount of lighting can prove to be very effective and should be used selectively to ensure that you are highlighting the most important areas. Before you start adding lighting it is important to decide which areas are the key features you want to show off and which areas you would prefer to be concealed.
Safety is always a very important aspect which is why it is very important that any areas that contain steps are lit up well as the last thing we want is for people to be tripping over due to badly lit stairways. Our modern and stylish range of step lights are the ideal addition to any garden stairway as they are practical but they also make an attractive addition to your garden.
When it comes to lighting a garden successfully you need the option to be flexible which is why our uplighter spot lights are the ideal addition to any garden. These lights are on spikes which means they can be placed anywhere which then gives you complete creative control whether your lighting up a statue, tree or flowered area. These up lights are also a great way to provide shadow lighting effects for statues and garden ornaments.
If you have a long garden, then our range of path lights are the ideal choice for you. We offer a range of designs so that you have the option to choose the perfect path lighting that will compliment your garden. This type of lighting is also another great way of adding safety measures to your garden as it can help to prevent any trips or falls.
Wall mounted lights are ideal for lighting up patios and gardens and our range of exterior wall lights come with the option of light colours so you can choose from a warm glow or bright white light depending on your preference. These lights are also a great method of security as they can be used as sensor lights which act as a deterrent to any potential trespassers.
Once you have set up your lighting it is always a good idea to test it out first. You want to make sure that the lighting is balanced so if you find one area is over exposed compared to another then make sure you adjust accordingly. It is also important to make sure you aren’t over lighting the garden, having lights that are too bright can spoil the overall appearance and it can also be bad for your eyes when your eyeballs move from a brightly lit space to an unlit space.
You also need to make sure that your lights aren’t too bright as this can spoil the overall ambience. When setting up garden lighting you want to be creating a relaxing, attractive and calm atmosphere so you need to make sure that the level of lighting is just the right brightness which will vary for every size and style of garden.
If you are looking for a stunning collection of outdoor lighting that will make the perfect addition for your garden this winter then make sure you take a look at what we have available here at The Light Yard.