Don’t let the sun going down stop you from enjoying your backyard. Installing lighting for your yard allows you and your family to play and grill out safely as well as deter prowlers. But before you choose outdoor lighting, you’ll need to assess what your needs are.
Are you looking for lighting to keep your home safe? Do you want lighting to keep a walkway lit? Or would you like lighting for entertaining?
Check out these awesome lighting ideas for your backyard and see which one fits your concerns!
Homeowners use security lighting to light up a lawn for playing catch or scaring off prowlers and even nocturnal scavengers like raccoons. Typically, security lighting lives in high spots to illuminate larger areas, garages, or the eaves of a home to cast light onto walkways and backyard entrances. Motion sensors are beneficial for scaring off potential burglars.
Wherever you choose to put your lighting, you’ll need access to a standard 120-volt outlet.
Security lighting can be harsh, but if you want to keep a walkway lit during the evening, path lighting might be what you need. They are soft to bright lights that can line walkways from the backyard to your deck or even around flower beds to act as accent lights. You’ll find path lighting in both low-voltage and solar LED options encased in a decorative housing unit with stakes, making installation relatively easy.
String lighting is essential if you’re looking to improve your outdoor space for entertaining! String lights create a warm ambiance that will make your deck or backyard more inviting. Outdoor spaces like decks, patios, and even fences are great for string lighting. You’ll have your choice between battery operated or solar, eliminating the need for any cumbersome extension cords.
Lanterns and wall lighting can also help to create a festive environment to keep the party going long after the sun has set. Which of these awesome lighting ideas for your backyard will you choose?