3 Creative Ways to Use Lighting in Your Home’s Exterior
When decorating a house, most people pay attention to the interior space and how the chosen lighting fixtures flutter the paint colours and other decor items in the room. However, when it comes to outdoor lighting, many homeowners randomly pick light bulbs. However, outdoor lighting is just as important as your indoor lights. In this case, it is more critical as it illuminates your home in the dark and makes one feel safe as they walk around. Here are some tips that will help you light up your outdoor space to achieve a safe and beautiful home.
Brighten up the porch and patio
Your porch and patio area make the two common entry points in your home. For this reason, you don't want to skimp on lighting or invest in low-quality lights. First, lighting fixtures that leave shadows are not your best choice for these two areas. That's because it can be hard for you to see an intruder approaching your house. Shadows can also create creepy figures in your home's backyard. That's why you should invest in bright and illuminating lights that will brighten up the entire porch and patio areas. Don't be scared to go big with the lighting fixture, and also ensure that you use quality lighting.
Invest in motion-sensing lights
Motion-sensing lights are the lighting fixtures that switch on when someone or an animal walks into their field of view. These are excellent security lights that should be installed in your backyard, near your gate and next to your garage door. That's because many intruders either use the gate, yard or garage door to access your property. When these lights come on, they can scare anyone trying to invade your property. So if you are tired of that stray dog that always breaks through your fence, these lights will scare it away.
Light up your hardscapes
Hardscapes are excellent features for improving the curb appeal of your outdoor space. However, they aren't just meant to be seen during the day only. So if your sidewalks, beautiful sculpture or fountain gets hidden in the dark at night, you need to do something about it. Lights on your hardscapes not only brings them to life at night, but they can also enhance safety in your house. You don't want someone to trip over the sidewalk and step on your beautiful flower garden, do you?
Once you have decided to invest in lighting for your outdoor space, the next thing is to install it. Work with an electrician for professional installation of these fixtures together with safety features to prevent electrical problems.