Fabulous Exterior Lighting Recommended By Top Interior Designers
It’s dusk and your outdoor party is just starting to get good. People are talking, laughing, and having a great time, yet with the sun going down, nobody can really see what the heck is going on and unfortunately, things are starting to get a little dangerous as people start tripping over each other. Instead of heading indoors, you can have some purpose designed outdoor lighting and lamps in place that you can flick on to keep things going.
But you need to have them in place before your next party to do this right!
So here is a quick guide on how to buy yours.
1/ Measure Up The Space You Want To Light
First off all, you need to look at your space and determine where you need lighting outside. If you just need a little accent lighting to make things safe while walking around, or maybe you want some lighting that makes it easy to eat dinner or play cards on your deck or patio, wherever you need it, that is the area you need to draw out. There is a perfect light fitting available for every scenario you can find.
Generally, the two most common types of outdoor lights to choose from include those of the standing floor variety and the ones that are meant to be put on a table.
2/ Standing Floor Lighting
The standing floor option can be between four to seven feet tall and are meant to be placed directly on the floor. A good spot for one of these would be in the corner of your deck or patio, but you could also place them wherever you like depending upon how you have your space laid out and where you need the light.
Outdoor lamps come in a wide variety of eye-catching styles and designs, which will enhance the overall appearance of your outdoor space. Some can feature very decorative designs that while others can be very plain and simple. For example, you could get one that has a base made to look like a tree to give your space a rustic feel or you could get one that features just a slender, metal base. Each is very beautiful in its own way and would complement any lamp shade very nicely.
3/ Table Top Lighting
The table top option is ideal for putting on a patio table in the middle of your space for those late night dinners or card games. You could also place then on any end table for a little accent lighting like mentioned earlier. The lamp shades also are available in a number of styles as well, making it easy to find something that suits your style.
4/ Wall Lighting Options
Along with the two main types, there are also other styles including ones that you could attach right to the wall along with other ones that can be hung from an overhang or post. To see everything that is available, make sure you check out our “Exterior Lighting” for more ideas and inspiration.
5/ Outdoor Lighting Styles
What makes outdoor lamps such a great buy, is that they are designed to withstand the elements. So, if you do not feel like bringing yours indoors, you do not have to because they can stay outside since they will not get damaged by the weather. When searching for yours, make sure that whatever you buy is described as being weather resistant, especially the fabric of the lamp shade.
So next time you host an outdoor party, make sure you have a few fabulous outdoor lamps throughout your space. That way, when the sun starts setting you can just flip them on to keep the party going.
FROM THE TELBIX TEAM
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