Just like we adjust and set up our lighting to highlight certain areas in our home, it is also important to do the same for our outdoor space to create a welcoming yard. A warm city like Miami begs for spending more time outdoors. Having a nicely landscaped backyard to spend those beautiful days and evenings has significant importance for the residents of South Florida. When it comes to evenings at the garden, the lighting plays an important role in presenting the outdoor area in a beautiful way.

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Using lighting properly to accentuate certain sections and plants takes time to get it right. However, with a little bit of research, one can create his/her own lighting composition to achieve a beautiful evening look in their yard. Before beginning the design, it is important to decide which parts of the house, the pathways, and the which plants to accentuate around the yard. Some walls, columns, and arches of the house could look great with correct lighting and complement the garden that surrounds it. LED outdoor lights, with their continuously improving technology, can be great for illuminating architectural elements such as columns and walls without using bulky flood lights. LED strip lights for outdoors, for example, will create just the right amount of accentuation for columns and outer walls of the house. Flood lights on the other hand come in handy when you want to illuminate a specific tree and bring it out for all to appreciate. It is recommended, however, not to illuminate all trees and plants to avoid looking like a Christmas theme park. It is important to find the right balance, and it takes time to do so. Using dimmers will definitely help to create this balance. Path lights could also make your outdoor paths part of the whole outdoor decoration if used correctly. Well lights and recessed step lights are especially great in accentuating the pathways and steps.

 

Again, the idea is to find the right balance and not overdo it. Our lighting experts at Lighting Paradise are here to answer all your questions and assist you in illuminating your ultimate garden.