Outdoor Lighting Ideas – Lighting is important part of a house. It creates illumination for the room in house. More than that, with right adjustment, your lighting also can create specific nuance that you like. For example, if you want to create a room where you can relax and spend your quality time with your family, you can use soft and warm lighting, with shad to spread it out. Or, you also can use brighter lighting with better power, to create a room where you can do all your works without problem. And, this concept isn’t only worked inside your house. You also can apply it for outdoor lighting. Here are few examples of how outdoor lighting can give the effect that you want.
Sky Full of Bulbs
The color of the light from the bulb create warm atmosphere. It makes the patio or outdoor area become great place for gathering with all family members and friends. And, the usage of bulb also gives it beautiful retro feeling.
Several lights are placed on the vine-like plants, which make it looks like one part of nature. This light isn’t the main illumination source. It creates romantic feeling, especially with the candle light as main light on top of table.
With unique shape of shade, this light creates nice natural illumination for outdoor. Located at the end of the stair, you and your guest will be easily notice it, so it also become the focus point of your outdoor area.
Using its cords, you also can hang the lamps around your outdoor area like this one. It create festival nuance, so you can really have fun in this area. The light also has function as the illumination for the path.
Outdoor Art Gallery
In this lighting design, lamps are used to illuminate the plants. We can say this lighting is the accent lighting for this outdoor area. You can make your plants looks like an art and the area is your art gallery.
The Castle Lighting
Without lighting, this house will look gloomy castle. But, the outdoor lighting design gives this house nice accent. The lighting make the house has volume. Now, it looks like great and magnificent castle. The house also becomes easy to notice.
Using spotlight type lighting to illuminate the central area, where table and chair is located, it strengthens the function of that area. However, the main illumination still comes from inside of house. It makes the outdoor and indoor area merge.
Complimentary Outdoor Lighting
Chandelier type lighting for outdoor create elegance outdoor area. More than that, they use several lighting as the addition. It will create evenly spread illumination. It creates warm atmosphere and great place to relax, especially with fireplace in that area.
If this area has no lighting, it would be dark and gloom, and the two building looks just separate building. But, with this type of lighting, especially the hanging light, the outdoor area can become the bridge between two buildings.
It has strong Asian nuance. The shade these lightings used looks like paper shade on Oriental style lantern. This is actually good design, because the light it produced will be much softer. And, it gives the outdoor area good illumination.
Small Space Outdoor Lighting
Good choice of outdoor lighting for small area. If they use bigger and stronger lamps, it will ruin area nuance. By spreading the light with several bulb lamps, it creates good and even illumination for every part of the area.
Addition Outdoor Lighting
Actually, the main outdoor lighting that located near the roof is enough to illuminate the pool area. However, they decide to give more lighting that cross over the pool. It good thing, especially if you like to swim at night.
Classic Candle Lights
By using candle-like lighting and classic shade that looks like old street lamps shade, it is so artistic. It matches perfectly with the tree. If it is turned on at night, we will see beautiful scenery for this outdoor area.
It doesn’t have power to illuminate wider area. However, this type of outdoor lighting is good choice, if you want to make one part of the outdoor area noticeable. So, with right location, this is great addition for that area.
Without lighting, the handrail of this fence will look dull. But, the lighting also can be used as accessories for some part of outdoor area. This one is the good example. It gives more color and it looks much better.
It’s multifunction outdoor lighting. When you don’t use it at noon, you can just fold the umbrella and it also hides the light. At night, you can open it and it will give the area good illumination that you need.
The Path of Light
The main purpose of this outdoor lighting is to give light to the path on the outdoor area. People will easily find the path, when they visit your house at night. Plus, this placement also gives the path artistic looks.
It has pretty much the same function like the path of light. However, this one is used for illuminate the stairs. And if you see it from afar, it looks like the sunset shine on the stair, which is beautiful.
Similar to lighting above, this one is used to illuminate the stone plate path. Instead using standard color, like white or yellow, they use blue color light or LED. This lighting color give it futuristic feeling, which make it unique.
This one is actually normal candle light for outdoor. However, the spiral-like shade makes it looks special. Plus, the shade is made of stone-like material, which gives it more natural touch. This light will become great accessories for outdoor area.
The main purpose of this light isn’t for illumination. We see it as the accessories for outdoor area, which also one of artistic structure or composition for that area. This show how light can be used for art and such.
Nice placement of lights. Actually, the path is straight path. But, with lighting, it creates dark and bright area, which makes the path look like zigzag path. Therefore, it also gives your guest adventure feeling, when they visit your house.