When you’re selling your home in Lake City, staging the outdoor living space can make a huge difference – and one way to do that is to add the right lighting elements.
So where do you start?
How to Light Your Outdoor Living Space
When it comes to outdoor lighting, you have several options – you can choose wall lights, lanterns, torch-style lighting or overhead lighting to create the perfect outdoor entertaining space.
Lanterns work with a variety of design styles, but they typically complement a rustic style the best. You can place them in pairs near doors and windows to create all-around illumination in your space, especially if there are two or more walls.
When you want to highlight a particularly amazing feature in your outdoor living space, spotlights are the way to go. You can also use them to accentuate trees, flagpoles, garden sculptures and the bases of porch columns. One thing to pay attention to, though, is how they shine into your house or into your neighbors’ homes.
Floodlights can be extremely powerful. Many people use them for security, but you can use a small number of floodlights to light up your outdoor living space for nighttime entertaining, too – just remember that they’re typically kept on the ground, which might not provide the look you want.
Path lighting is best kept to sidewalks and walkways, as well as steps leading to your porch or deck. It won’t illuminate large spaces. Pro tip: Don’t buy solar-powered path lighting from a big-box store – many design pros say they’re not worth the money.