Landscape lighting is about more than just lighting your way outside.
Used creatively, it can evoke emotions, distinguish directions and boundaries, add ambience, attract attention, and highlight statement features!
To help get your creative juices flowing, here are three creative ideas to inspire you.
#1 Tasteful Temperatures
The choice between warm and cool lighting is a difficult one. But, what if you didn’t have to choose?
Don’t feel restricted; it’s your home, so you make the rules!
Cool lighting is sharp and dazzling, creating elegant, yet dramatic, silhouettes. It offers a unique way to highlight feature foliage, sculptures, and architecture without discolouring their hues.
Warm lighting is inviting, drawing people in and creating a warm, comforting glow that creates rich, but subtle, fiery tones and hues.
Welcome visitors by illuminating your front door and entries with warm lighting. For wooden doors and hardscapes, place warm lighting against them to accentuate their rich tones and raw textures.
#2 Interesting Stringing
With strategic wiring designed by lighting specialists, you can use strings of lights to cultivate a truly magical landscape.
Establish enchantment by stringing fairy lights through tree branches or around their trunks. For the more artistic, adventurous homeowner, capture fairy lights in mason jars along pathways or let them flow from rustic kettles erected amongst your greenery.
Highlight the contours and pathways of your landscape using strings of tube lighting to generate a geometric, contemporary feel and create boundaries.
String globe lights through the pergola covering your patio, hiding the wires among the vines and leaves at different levels. This illusion implies floating lightbulbs, adding an atmosphere of wonder over your outside dining area.
Place lighting close to textured surfaces like tree bark and masonry to
#3 Leverage Your Landscape
Use lighting to accentuate the intrinsic beauty of the landscape you’ve cultivated.
Strategically placed lighting can make water features look otherworldly, attracting attention and creating rippling shadows.
For example, colour-changing LEDs can add vibrant, dynamic colours to pools. Adding lights directly beneath fountains or behind waterfalls to make them glow radiantly.
Hide spotlights within rocks to add a mystical atmosphere, while concealing the fixture. Place spotlights on the floor in front of interesting foliage and features to throw stunning shadows and shapes across walls.
Place lighting high up in trees to simulate the effect of soft, luminous moonlight seeping through branches and leaves.
But, which lighting fixtures fit your style best? Have you thought about how landscape lighting can be used to keep your home safe?
That’s where we come in!
At Copper Electrical, we offer a team of design-savvy lighting experts who specialise in the latest lighting trends, tasteful designs, and technology. We’ll illuminate your landscape and create awe-inspiring ambience.
Contact us today to create a truly enchanting outdoor oasis for everyone to enjoy!