Many Texans are planning a staycation at home rather than travel during these uncertain times. If you’re one of them, we have a few landscape lighting and staycation ideas to brighten up the time at your Houston home. Whether you’re planning backyard socials or crave more solitude in the privacy of your home and backyard, we have you covered. Our landscape lighting solutions will enhance your time outdoors.
Landscape Lighting Meets Staycation Fun
Layer your landscape’s lighting.
The perfect lighting solution, whether it’s inside or outside, layers different light sources. A blend of task lighting, overhead lighting, and ambient light is optimal for your outdoor living space. Layering light will enhance your enjoyment outside and assist in defining separate areas, such as sitting, entertainment, and play areas.
Decorate to your heart’s content.
Your landscape is an extension of your home and should reflect your favorite mood. Aesthetics are just as important as functionality when it comes to your landscape. Highlight your favorite areas, whether natural elements or architectural ones. Also concentrate on adding lighting to patio areas, arbors, around the pool, and anywhere else you want to inspire a relaxing and inviting atmosphere to lose yourself in.
Add tropical landscaping.
If you can’t escape to the beach or a tropical island, bring it to you with tropical landscaping. Big blooming tropical flowers like hibiscus, palm trees, and lush green ornamental shrubs and plants can help you create paradise right in your backyard. It’ll also be fun to watch it all grow as you spend more time in your backyard landscape.
Install a pool or spa.
It gets plenty hot in Texas to justify investing in a pool or spa. And if you’re spending a lot of time at home and plan to vacation in place, why not? It’s an investment that will last a lifetime and with everyone so concerned with social distancing, what could be better? Just think about it. No packing or worrying about crowded airports or hotels. Just a lovely backyard pool or spa and you can enjoy your time in the water, day or night. The mesmerizing sound of water and the tranquility of twilight is a winning combination. When evening comes, you shouldn’t have to worry about not enjoying your pool. Just remember to add lighting around your water features to add an extra layer of security and ambiance when the sun goes down. Speaking of security…
Make sure your entire landscape is securely lit.
Safety should be a top consideration when installing landscape lighting. If you and your family are spending more time outdoors at night, naturally you want to be able to do so in the privacy of your landscape without attracting intruders. Light entranceways, pathways, woodsy areas, dark corners, and areas that will prevent intruders from hiding. Security is just as important when you’re in your home and often, that begins with outdoor lighting solutions that increase the security around your home. Install motion sensors around the perimeters of your home as well.
A staycation at home might just be what you and your family need. The lighting design experts at Illuminations Lighting Design can help set the mood so that you, your family, and friends can enjoy your backyard long after the sun has gone down.
A property designed and installed landscape lighting solution, along with some of the other ideas we’ve shown you, can offer an amazing spa retreat at home. Vacations are expensive and last only a few days. An investment in your Houston home’s landscape will last forever.
We can illuminate your landscape and transform it into an elegant and peaceful oasis that’ll set the mood. Imagine – no long drives, no busy airports, no screaming kids. Your own backyard can provide all the relaxation you need. Contact us today to begin your landscape lighting project for your Houston home.