Rustic Outdoor lights can add magic and ambiance to your yard or patio space when the sun goes down while providing safety and security at the same time. Why not go for function and a bit of decorative form and fun with these bright ideas for outdoor lighting.
In addition to providing a well-lit passage to a stoop, porch or steps, you can highlight any decoration or landscaping with entrance lights. Choose from wall mounted lighting or floodlights, or a combination. You can also install motion sensors to alert you to movement around your home; however, if your floodlights are too bright, they will create deep shadows, perfect hiding places for trespassers.
You can choose budget lights or more expensive stakes, but the key thing to focus on is placement. Think of them as guides to where to walk next. Don’t use too many and use different but complementary styles to avoid the look of the same lights lined up in rows like tin soldiers. In this case, less (as in a number of lights) is more. At the same time, if you illuminate some plantings, your garden’s special features can still be showcased after dark. Tip: Hydrangeas look great after dark because of the texture of their blooms.
You can uplight trees and downlight your house to create enough light to show the way without being so direct with your path lighting.
Create the effect of moonlight by installing lights high overhead. This creates an intimate feel.