Having a beautifully arranged landscape is amazing, but there is one thing that is just as important, even if it is often overlooked. Lighting. In fact, landscape lighting can create stunning games of brightness and shadows, adding more depth and beauty to your landscape, but it needs to be done by experts. Keep reading to learn more about landscape lighting!
Look at the bigger picture.
One of the most common mistakes with landscape lighting is that people tend to focus on specific features. They’d try and focus on a fountain, or a tree, for example, and even though they might achieve stunning results on that individual item, they might fail to realize that the rest of the scene is not really fitting. Instead of focusing on individual elements, consider your landscape as a whole. This way, you will be able to come up with more exciting solutions that will ultimately add more beauty and coherence to your landscape as a whole.
Don’t go over the top
When it comes to landscape lighting is almost always better to embrace the “less is more” philosophy. Too many lights can distract from the features of your landscape, even more so if you use different colors and types of bulbs. The best lighting designs for landscapes are usually those that fit in seamlessly, without taking over.
Avoid straight lines and overly explicit patterns.
If you place lights in straight lines or other very discernible patterns, you might risk turning them into the star of your landscape, rather than adding value to it. People tend to notice light formations as a feature in itself, and in some cases, they might take away from your beautiful landscape. Unless, of course, you are looking for an effect that puts lighting on the forefront, it is always better to choose lighting that will fit seamlessly within your landscape, adding value to the whole context, and really focusing on every single element, as to not leave anything behind.
Illuminate your pathways.
Focus on your pathways when it comes to landscape lighting. This can produce a beautiful effect, but also help you improve the safety and accessibility of your home. Pathways are useful, as well as beautiful, and proper illumination can help you set the bar higher in the way you decorate your landscape and add more features to it.
Work with the right light bulbs.
As you might know, not all light bulbs are created equally. In some cases, you might find that warmer lights might work better, whereas, in other situations, you might want something more pale and bright, like a neon light. There is not a right or wrong choice here. It all depends on a wide range of factors, including your personal preference, budget, and needs. When it comes to light bulbs, one of the most important things to consider is the color temperature. Some light bulbs are warmer, more yellow than others, while others have a clearer, almost aural feel.
At Illuminations Lighting Design, we offer a free consultation so that we can make our best recommendations for your needs.
Our Houston-based company is unrivaled in what we do, both here in Texas and all over the U.S. Contact our landscape lighting experts at Illumination Lighting Design. We look forward to hearing from you. Call us at 713-863-1184 to get your professionally installed landscape lighting from the best!