Your patio is the perfect place for a relaxing time on a summer afternoon. You enjoy hanging out with friends or sipping an appetizing drink by yourself on the patio. But you can do so much more with this external space attached to your home, simply by using suitable lights. Once you go through Patio Lighting Ideas in home decoration books and magazines, you realize how easy it is to makeover your patio. All you need is creative lighting to highlight the best parts of this outdoor space.
The lighting you use for your patio depends on the size of the space. If you have a large area and want to illuminate the center, a focused light is a great idea. It centers the light in one area, letting you highlight a key element such as a decoration or rock formation at the center of your patio. Many patios have a set of chairs and a table to eat out on a fine evening. If you plan to use the patio for some romantic dining experiences, try mood lighting near the table. Keep the lighting intimate and subtle, without the use of overpowering glare. You can also dress up the trees in your patio with lights, bringing out their green hue at night. Magical greenery all around while you sip a fine wine on a balmy evening can take your dining experience to a different level. If you want to use the patio for evening parties, you can hire lights for a particular evening. Strings of lights arranged on poles around the patio are great to create a party mood. For festive occasions such as Christmas, buy pretty bell-shaped and star-shaped lights to give your house a Christmas oriented feel. Try recessed lights to draw attention to a fountain, or go for a vintage look with elegant lamppost style illuminations. Many patio light decorations distribute the light over a wide area, so you can use these to brighten the swimming pool or the seating area. Play with lights and bring out the magic of your patio.
Stylish European Patio Lighting
The seating arrangement is cozy in this patio. Small lights are set up in the brick surround behind the chairs.
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