Top Tips for Using Garden Lighting
We all know the importance of how indoor lighting can transform a room, giving it a stylish focal point or creating a relaxing ambience in a bedroom or living room. Our outdoor spaces can benefit from the same design ethos using solar stake lights, lanterns and fairy lights to transform our gardens and patios into our own private oasis.
Go Solar - Decorative solar garden lights are an easy, practical and instant way to add glamour to the garden. They come in all shapes and sizes such as these hanging solar lanterns with an exotic Moroccan feel, hang them in trees or hooks on a pergola and create the most romantic display on summer nights. Made from waterproof Tyvek material they can be left out all year round, they look stunning when several are hung together and are perfect for garden parties or weddings.
Continuing with the solar lights, try mixing a few solar stake lights in your borders, the Fennel and Dandelion solar lights are perfect for this as they blend in with your plants during the day and light them up in the evenings. The solar panels absorb the suns strength during the day and have a built in timer to come on at dusk, as long as they are positioned in full sun they will work all year round.
Go Battery Operated - fairy lights are another easy way to bring light into the garden. These cute Robin lights can be hung from a branch or hook and add instant cheer on the patio, if you have a greenhouse they look so pretty glowing through the glass. They can be used indoor or outdoors, so you could even bring them in for Christmas and hang the Robin lights on the tree!
Battery operated starburst lights can be hung over a dining table or between trees to create an atmospheric dining area on the patio. These starburst fairy lights can be used indoors or out and are available as battery or solar power lights.
Go Big and Bold! - Don't hold back and create a statement with large sphere lights which come as a plug in sphere light option or a solar sphere light. The sphere lights can be hung from a hook or used as a stake light to light up a driveway or path.
Solar lights play a huge part now in outdoor lighting, they are easy to fit - no electrician is required, so save on the fitting costs as well as the electric bill! There is something wonderful about seeing the sunshine power the lights in your garden too, working with nature to enhance it's beauty.