Lighting, especially outdoors can set the mood right for a night of relaxation. And, there’s no better way to illuminate your yard than with solar- or sun-powered lighting. But, how you use these lights is what can set your yard apart from the rest and create a truly unique look and feel to your home’s exterior. Here are five ways you can creatively use solar lighting to take your backyard (or front yard) to a whole new (and more comfortable) level.
Light up a path.
Whether you’re looking to illuminate a path from your backdoor through your backyard, or to shine light on your home’s front walkway, using solar stakes is a great way to add a touch of ground light. This can be especially helpful, if the walkways leading to your home are dark or may present a tripping or falling hazard. Having just a little light can make them safer to use, while also adding personality to your home’s entrances.
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Motion-detecting flood lights in particular can make it easier to see around corners that may be obstructed or dark
Put up string lights.
These add a subtle but unique touch to your backyard spaces, particularly to patios, sunrooms, gazebos, and other yard enclosures. It does not take a lot of string lights to create a distinctive ambiance, but they are a nice way to give life to your yard
Though these don’t add a visual component to your yard, they do a much important layer of security and protection. Motion-detecting flood lights in particular can make it easier to see around corners that may be obstructed or dark around your home and is a great deterrent for burglars.
Play around with spotlights.
Whether you want to light up a specific part of your landscape or be creative and cluster spotlights together to make ground designs, the sky’s the limit. These easy to place and move lights are ideal for landscaped yards that want to show off intricate designs or gardens.
Use wall lights.
These decorative lights can help to add a romantic and cozy feel to any outdoor space. They can be placed on exterior walls or you can use post lights around your yard to create a dimly lit outdoor retreat.
The beauty of all of these lighting options is that they can be solely run on solar energy, giving your yard a natural and alternative way to shine (literally!). If you’re looking for other unique outdoor lighting options, consider reaching out to a landscaping expert for ideas.