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Light The Way

Fresh lighting ideas for your garden this summer

With summer almost here in full and warmer evenings (hopefully) just around the corner, it’s time to dust off your garden furniture and start kitting out your garden to enjoy your outside space after dark.
Lighting can make all the difference to a garden at night, as other statement features fade into the darkness. It can not only add warmth, but it can make a space feel bigger, more inviting and allow you to enjoy it for longer each day.
That’s why Michael Meiser, President at lighting experts Lumilum, shares his advice on brightening up your garden and give it that wow factor for you and any guests to enjoy.

Experiment with path or wall lighting

Overhanging lighting, dangling from trees or other garden structures, provide a softer hue that’s easy on the eyes and illuminates your path from above.
For a more modern twist, small LED floodlights or solar-powered LED lamps installed on the ground can offer a sharper and more striking concentration of light. This is less likely to annoy the neighbours by reducing light pollution after dark.

A splash of colour

Try colour-changing LED spotlights placed in key focal points around your garden to cast natural shadows in trees and bushes, adding depth and visual interest.
You can also change the colours to suit any occasion – whether it be bold primary colours for a party or softer orange or pink for a relaxed dinner to mimic the sunset, the choice is yours.

The power of pendants

Pendants – whether they’re hanging up on a wall, cascading down from a canopy or engulfed in your foliage – can give you different design options based on your unique style.
Show off your outdoor dining area and provide soft lighting by hanging some stylish pendants directly above the furniture.
Popular garden pendant lighting includes cages, cubes, lanterns and even chandeliers.