Light Up Your Outdoor Space

Patio lighting ideas take many forms, including (as shown) string lights around a Gazebo at night, or lights within the steps of a walkway.

Gathering with your friends or family for a fun evening on your deck isn’t all that great when you cannot see their faces. Relaxing outdoors is one of the best things about cool summer nights, but the lighting and ambiance play a role in setting the mood. To really improve your great deck space, consider some of these patio lighting ideas.

Keeping the party going after sunset is easy when you can hang some string lights above your deck. They will not only brighten up the space in your backyard but can also create a warmer environment for a more festive feel. Before grabbing your holiday lighting, you need to put some more thought into what will work best on your deck.

Most outdoor lighting uses LED light bulbs, which use less electricity than traditional incandescent bulbs. Plus, they won’t get as hot when they are turned on. Cooler temperatures also means they can be made from plastic, which makes them more resilient than glass bulbs. 

Battery-operated lights can also be put to effective use. Because they do not require an outlet, battery-operated lighting is more versatile and allows a bit of creativity. Solar-powered lights also do not need to be plugged in, but they will need to be in a spot that sees a lot of sunlight during the day.

Of course, your outdoor lighting needs to be weather resistant. You need your lights to handle the wind and rain, otherwise, you would need to take them down at any sign of a storm, then go through the hassle of putting them back up. 

Knowing the type of bulb is one thing, but what you really care about is the look. Style and shape play a big role in how your space is defined, so you need to choose wisely from a list of options. Globe lights can present a classic or even timeless style with their spherical bulbs. Lantern lights can be great for creating a theme or presenting a festive atmosphere. Rope lighting is great for winding between deck posts, hanging from fences, or even illuminating your garden space.

There are many other features that can add a big quality of life improvements to your lighting. Perhaps you want the ability to change the color of the lights, or you want the control to dim them or make them brighter. There are even lights that you can control remotely.

Adding outdoor lighting to your deck space is a wonderful way to get even more out of your investment. When you decide to install a new deck. The builders at Signature Decks can help guide you through the process, and give you all the advice you need.

At Signature Decks, all of our projects bring the strength and durability that you would expect with a fresh addition. For more information on how you can turn your outdoor space into something unique with a custom deck design, call Signature Decks today at 616.896.2866. As a premier Deck company, it is our duty to provide the customer with their dream construction.

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