When you’ve invested time and money transforming your deck and patio into comfortable outdoor places, it only makes sense that you would want to get the most use out of these areas. One of the best ways to prolong your enjoyment of the patio or deck is finding ways to light your outdoor spaces.
Use LED Landscape Path Lighting
Path lighting is a great way to light up your outdoor living space while making it safer to navigate. Solar-powered path lighting is an easy-to-install solution, as you don’t need to have an electrical connection. Path lighting is great along your driveway, walkways, and near landscaping features like benches and staircases.
Add String Lights
While you might associate string lights with holiday décor, they can also be used to light up your outdoor spaces. If you are adding string lights to your yard, choose lights designed for outdoor use that will stand up to moisture, heat, and outdoor weather.
Light Your Outdoor Living Spaces with Step Lighting
Install step lighting to improve the safety of your backyard. Step lights illuminate stairs so you can clearly see each step. If you do not want to install lights for each step, wrap string lights or rope lights along the railing.
Add a Fire Pit to Your Backyard
A fire pit is a great solution to add ambiance and warmth to your backyard. Fire pits can be installed permanently in your yard, or purchase a portable pit you can move around. Keep the fire pit at least 15 feet from anything flammable, including your house, outbuildings, shrubs, and other landscaping features.
Use Citronella Torches to Light Your Outdoor Spaces
Mosquitoes are common backyard pests in the summer, and citronella-scented torches, candles, and lamps are an excellent way to light the space and repel bugs.
Because there are so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find styles to suit your backyard décor. Choose a combination of torches and tabletop candles that match your aesthetic and your budget.