So it’s winter in Australia right now and the last thing you might be thinking about is your outside area. However the truth is that it’s this time of year when most people consider spending money on their property (particularly their outside space) in readiness for those fabulous spring and summer months ahead. One way that people look to do this is with outdoor lighting. The good news is that the right lighting doesn’t have to be expensive and can have a dramatic effect that will truly enhance the overall look. With this in mind, here are 6 great outdoor lighting ideas that you might want to check out.
Lighting up your underwater space
Whether you have a pool, pond, well or water feature, adding some strategically placed underwater lights can set the area off. If you really want to make an impression, then a few subtly placed coloured lights are sure to look a million dollars.
If you’ve got decking or a pathway, then why not sink in some step/pathway lights. Not only will they add beauty to your walkway, patio or deck, they’re also great from a safety aspect as they illuminate any potentially hazardous areas.
LED lighting is cost effective, eco-friendly and is great for lighting up outdoor darkened areas such as corners. Why not place it behind a large plant to show it off to dramatic effect or use them in borders interspersed with rocks to give a natural look. Again you don’t need a multitude of them and if you want to achieve the desired effect, less is definitely more.
Subtle diffused lighting in the form of post lanterns can add a real touch of class to your outside space. Fixed onto wall mountings, or on freestanding posts they’re great for lighting up an outside dining or seating area
Bring a touch of the exotic to your garden area with Moroccan style or Asian style lanterns. There are a multitude of styles and colours to choose from so why not try placing variations of them on patio’s or decking for that cosy intimate feel.
When it comes to flood lighting, then less is best. They’re often used to great effect when subtly placed in planted areas or to highlight landscaping. From a security aspect they’re also great for the house itself.
So there you have it! 6 great ways of using lighting in your outside space that won’t cost you the earth. If you’re in need someone to install your outdoor lighting then contact Static Electrics Brisbane. We’ve been serving the homes and businesses of the Brisbane area for many years, so call us on 07 3359 7357 for a competitive quote today.