How to create atmospheric garden lighting

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How to create atmospheric garden lighting

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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So, your garden looks great by day -well done- and now you want to continue this into the evening with some great lighting to showcase your hard work in a different way. And who can blame you? All that time and effort, you (or your gardener) have put in, shouldn't go unappreciated. Luckily, you've come to the right place today, as we’re demonstrating how some of our professionals, here at homify,  have created spectacular lighting, in some of their garden designs, that isn't overpowering or garish; it’s just right! Creating an absolutely calming ambiance that you’ll both love and want to recreate yourself! Let’s take a look at it …  

Interior lighting

You don't necessarily have to light the exterior to make the place look great. The light provided by your interior could give your garden a modest glow and a welcoming look. Subtle, low key lighting reaching out onto the walls and surfaces, like bright ink bleeding into dark paper, could be just what you're after; especially in smaller or enclosed gardens.

Foot level garden lighting

Trapping light is a good way to secure that your garden lighting isn't too aggressive -as is aiming it away from areas where people are. Doing this will also keep more insects at bay, drawing them to a light some distance off.

Subdued lighting

Bouncing harsher light off of a roughly textured surface will often disband a lot of its intensity; creating a desirable effect -like above. Doing this will also keep insects localised to these areas and make sure you're not blinded, when you try to get in your door. Placing lighting like this is often effective for featuring garden accessories too: imagine a nice lamp on plant under nice golden light, like this. 

Background lighting

Lighting things such as plants, grasses and shrubs up can add little pockets of fun and a lot of visibility to your garden. It's also a nice way for you to make a spectacle of your most prized horticultural possessions! 

Want some more garden tips? Take a look at some more great garden lighting ideas or some garden furniture ideas! 

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