Garden lighting is a key feature in any outdoor space, helping to create a really unique and cosy atmosphere. In this article, we’re looking at the benefits of adding lighting to your garden, as well as the different types available.
Benefit of garden lighting
Many people place huge emphasis on lighting inside their house, often investing in feature lighting for impact. So much so that people often forget about the importance of adding lighting to your garden, especially if you’re wanting to create a relaxing space where you spend a lot of time. Here are some of the benefits of ensuring your garden is well lit:
- Brighten up your space: the first and most obvious benefit is that it significantly brightens the area. This makes your garden more usable in the evenings when the sun goes down and you’re not quite ready to head inside. So, if you’re someone who loves hosting a BBQ with family and friends, garden lighting really is a must to make sure the party doesn’t have to end earlier than you’d like.
- Highlight the best features of your garden: this is a great tip for those looking to create a garden of their dreams. Use outdoor lighting to emphasise the area that you love the most, whether it’s a brand new patio, a stunning flower bed or even a water feature that you want to show off!
- Create a relaxed ambience with a mediterranean feel: garden lighting is absolutely perfect for creating a relaxing atmosphere, again, perfect for outdoor BBQs and parties.
- Safety: making your garden safe for you and any guests you have is something that’s often overlooked, but ensuring your garden space is well lit massively reduces the chances of any accidents occurring. This is even more important with summer parties when alcohol is involved!
The best types of garden lighting
So, now that you know why garden lighting is so beneficial, you’re probably wondering which type of garden light you should go for. Here’s our pick of the best, most popular lighting options…
Hanging lights are a hugely popular option and really do create a stunning feature to any garden space. Many people choose to dangle this type of lighting across their fence, over a bannister or even from underneath their pergola. There are so many options and this form of lighting really allows you to be creative in how you choose to light your garden. Browse our range of hanging lights here.
Stake lights are perfect for quickly and conveniently adding lighting to your garden. This form of light looks stunning around a gravel path, or even around your decking/patio area. Browse our range of stake lights here.
Firepits and heaters
While they don’t typically fall under the outdoor lighting category, firepits and patio heaters are an absolutely stunning source of light. Not only that, but they keep you and your guests warm on chilly days or when the sun goes down - it really is a win-win.
Check out our range of firepits and patio heaters here.
Hopefully that has given you a good overview of the benefit of adding lighting to your garden space, as well as giving you some ideas of the different kinds of lighting available. As always, our team are on hand to help, so get in touch today with any questions or visit us at our showroom.