4 Outdoor Lighting Ideas to Improve Your Outdoor Space

4 Outdoor Lighting Ideas to Improve Your Outdoor Space carroll landscaping

Here are a few outdoor lighting options to enhance your outdoor space.

As you improve your outdoor living space, be sure to emphasize the lighting styles you want. This will determine how much you can use your patio or deck after dark. An optimally lit patio will give you the best outdoor living experience.

If you’re serious about adding backyard lighting, you might be looking for some inspiration. There are many considerations to keep in mind to ensure you get the best results. Here are a few outdoor lighting options to enhance your outdoor space.

Feature Spotlighting

Any remarkable landscape feature can become a focal point after dark, as beautiful as it is during the day. Spotlighting features such as statues, gorgeous rocks, and water features will dramatically affect your backyard and add beauty and interest. 

Spotlighting uses a single bright light source pointed directly at the feature from an angle to achieve full visibility. This creates a back-splashing effect, so light bounces off the feature, increasing the dramatic ambiance.

Uplighting Trees

If you have a big, beautiful tree in your backyard that you want to highlight, don’t be afraid to put a spotlight on it! This is a great lighting technique for a tall tree and can make a difference in your nighttime landscaping. The light directed up the tree trunk or at the canopy creates a dramatic and elegant effect. Any tree with interesting bark, branch structures, flowers, or leaves can be a good candidate for uplighting.

Walkway Lighting

Walkways can be illuminated wonderfully with low-lying light fixtures placed along the walkway at knee height and focused downward. Downlighting is a great way to light your walkways. Trees can be the perfect spot to mount and shine lights on the ground. This can be an excellent way to illuminate a path so people can see where they are going.

Pool Lighting

Another thing you should focus on is lighting up the pool itself. When you sit outside at night, you want to enjoy your pool, even if you’re not swimming. Thoughtful pool area lighting can uniquely enhance your pool’s beauty. Whether your pool has fountains, bubblers, or even a waterfall, these features add ambiance to your pool area with outdoor lighting.

You don’t have to be in the pool to enjoy water features. When they are lit up with attractive lighting, you can enjoy them even while lounging or dining poolside. This can give you a whole new appreciation for your pool.

Interested in Improving Your Outdoor Living Space? Consider Landscape and Hardscaping Design Services from Carroll Landscaping

Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.

We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416.

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