One of the reasons we love garden design is because it allows you to express yourself and your personality through design. The options are quite literally endless when it comes to designing or reinventing your outdoor space. And what’s more, if you play a part in the designing stages of your garden then no one else is likely to have one the same, it will be totally unique to you.
But why spend all that time designing your perfect garden and then not being able to utilise it properly all year round? As the nights draw in and you want to continue to enjoy your garden after dark, clever lighting may be the perfect solution for you.
Garden lighting is quickly become the must-have accessory for your garden design. Lighting can work wonders in any garden, whether it’s a large country cottage garden, a city escape or a small decking area, the lighting you choose is an important part of the overall style. The right lighting can really accentuate your favourite garden features and will allow you to continue to use your garden at night. Garden lighting adds a touch of luxury to your outdoor space.
Choosing the right lighting for your garden design can be a tricky task, there are so many different options to choose from. Firstly, you need to decide what the desired purpose for your garden lighting is. You may require lighting for safety reasons and to light up paths, or maybe you want to show off a treasured sculpture or create beautiful reflections around your water feature, there are many things you may want to consider before finalising your plans.
Once you’ve decided the main purpose your garden design will hold, you then need to decide on the type and design of your garden lighting. You need to take in to account the overall theme of your garden, the size of your garden and the materials you want to use for your lighting.
You may want to use spotlights on paths or around tress, cleverly placed wall lights, pretty string lights or hanging lanterns, to name just a few. Another aspect to consider when choosing outdoor lighting is whether you want to use eco-friendly solar lighting, and whether you want to invest in white lights or add a little colour to your garden space.
Incorporating lighting in to your garden design gives a whole new dimension and feeling to the space. It can add beauty, definition, safety and security to your garden, creating a whole new prospective from your garden during the day time. If you want to share your thoughts on garden lighting with us you can always head over to Twitter.