As the cooler weather starts to cover the state of Georgia, people are getting excited for sweater weather and backyard gatherings. Whether you’re cheering on your team at a patio party or just planning to enjoy the beautiful fall weather grilling and relaxing, the shorter days of autumn make good outdoor lighting an essential feature both for safety and enjoyment. Fall deck and patio lighting can add a lot to the ambiance of your outdoor environment. Here Georgia Lightscapes explores some of this season’s outdoor lighting ideas.
If you are looking for a versatile yet cost-effective outdoor lighting idea, look no further than string lights. Often used at outdoor catered events or weddings, these lights have a festive appeal. It’s a fun and appealing-looking light that is softer and more elegant than fixed spots. String lights can be formal or informal depending on how you use them. They can be installed permanently but most often they’re strung as a temporary fixture. This means you can easily change the look according to your preference.
Light ribbon lights can be found at most retail stores and can add a bit of fun to any event. They can run in any groove in the pavement or tuck into the architectural features of your home, making a trail of light around corners or anywhere you want it. Light ribbons come in your choice of solid or multi-colored. They are also quite affordable and easy to use.
Spice up your event with a few themed lanterns. In addition to plain white lighting and string lighting, such festive lights like Japanese lanterns, jack-o-lanterns, or even sport-themed lights can elevate a get-together. You can also get portable decorative lanterns to set on tables, stairs or seating walls. These, too, vary in price but can be found at most retail stores.
Keeping your walkways well lit is the best thing for everyone’s safety. If you are having a party, outdoor path lights will keep your guests safe and out of your flower beds. Georgia Lightscapes has many different models available. Some are even equipped with tiny solar panels and LED lights. Path lights are fairly inexpensive depending on quality and style. Pro tip: Make sure that you place the lights close enough together to provide at least one foot candle of light on every part of your pathway.
Stairway lighting is very similar to path lighting. This is because it creates a safer path for guests at nighttime. So if you have steps leading up to your patio or deck be sure to light them well. Under-step lighting is an excellent choice. Prices vary depending on brand and number of lights needed. Regardless of which type of fixture you use, be sure the light hits the tread of each step so people can see where to put their feet.
Landscape lighting can light up any season but fall can be exceptionally beautiful. The fall leaves and lights can really pay off each other and create a beautiful backdrop for any party. If you want your property to stand out, you’ll want to work with an outdoor lighting expert from Georgia Lightscapes who knows how to use dark as well as light to create artistic lighting effects.
The most important element here is actually your dark areas because the dark provides a foil for your lighting effects. Often the most beautiful effects are seen when there are crisp, definite divisions between light and dark. These can be achieved in various places on your property, whether it be highlighting the architectural features on your home or backyard, or shining light through the branches of a tree to create pleasing shadows on a wall or the ground. Whatever effect you are looking for, it can be achieved if you have the right budget.
Looking For Outdoor Lighting This Fall?
Georgia Lightscapes, provides residential and commercial landscape lighting for Metro Atlanta and most of Georgia. Our complete outdoor landscape lighting services include design, installation, and superior service. Georgia Lightscapes works with you to design an outdoor lighting system that meets your budget and needs, whether it is to illuminate your home in the evening, your outdoor living areas for nighttime enjoyment, or provide functional lighting for increased safety and security. Georgia Lightscapes is a start to finish landscape lighting installation company. Our goal is to see your home beautifully illuminated with outdoor lights and build a long-term relationship with our clients. Give us a call today!