Garden lighting should be designed by professionals. This applies not only to functional lighting, but also to decorative. Evening garden lighting should be designed taking into account laws of design optics and logic.
Decorative lighting creates a mood in the garden, allows to draw attention to a beautiful plants or garden sculpture and make sparkle not only fountains and waterfalls, but the stagnant water of the pond.
During the day garden lights by themselves can do decorative functions. In contrast, hidden lights illuminate certain parts of garden only at night, and in daytime they are practically invisible.
In a large garden, night lighting helps to provide private areas, and in small one it visually expands the boundaries. By the way, it is easier to perform knowing the characteristics of light. For example, warm light brings the object visually closer, and cold light conversely makes the object seem to appear further than it is. It is important not to err in choice of lighting scheme for recreation areas such as patio, barbecue, etc.
Only soft diffused light of warm tones should be used. It emphasize comfort and warmth of the hearth. Very fashionable and attractive elements of lighting in these zones are lights that use candles.
When choosing main and additional colors of garden lights do not overdo it. It is very important to choose only 2-3 colors that blend and complement each other. Avoid blinding white light, which deprives life painting of a garden. Use a bright yellow, red and brown lights very carefully.
You can also provide festive lighting in your garden, when light strings and strings of tiny twinkling lights is used in lighting of trees and large objects.
Enjoying your garden at night is only possible when it is illuminated, but the majority of gardens, unfortunately, are not. If you are designing the landscape of your garden, you might want to lay an electric cable for the installation of lighting. It is better to hire a specialist to do this. Usually, electricity planning involves organizing general lighting and, possibly, additional lights in most important places, like near the sculptures, ponds, separately planted trees etc.
Outdoor lighting often is not as intense as indoor lighting. However, this is not a problem: after all the charm of an evening stroll lies in a possibility to admire the moon and stars, and lighting should not interfere. The easiest way to ensure total lighting of your yard is to set a powerful halogen lamp. Its light should be sufficient as the table and chairs are usually located near the house. Another simple idea is to bring the electrical wiring outside and place a weatherproof socket for the lamp on a wall of the house. It is always useful to have a source of electricity in the street, especially if you want to switch on both light and music during parties. For special occasions you can hang garlands of lanterns on trees. Matte flat lights are particularly suitable for them.
The illumination of steps and edges of paths in the garden can show its main attractions, leaving everything else in the darkness, and it seems that the night garden lives its own life filled with lights.
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