Do you enjoy throwing parties for family members and friends? Do most of your events include fun in and around the pool? If you want to make your backyard everyone’s favorite party space, it is essential that you remember to focus on landscape lighting. Especially if you invite people over after dark, you want to create an area that looks fun but also enhances the overall safety.
For starters, take advantage of space above the ground. In other words, you can have beautiful and festive lights hung around your patio or even special design fixtures from trees. Although this type of landscape lighting typically has subtle illumination, it makes a backyard look festive and offers just enough lighting to help people see where they are walking.
Potted planters that also serve as landscape lighting is yet another excellent idea. With this, you can place the dual-purpose planters along walkways and around the perimeter of the pool deck. When throwing backyard parties, you can add vibrantly-colored plants and greenery to the pots and then use the illumination after dusk to bring the gathering to life.
Perhaps one of the most creative options for landscape lighting is what appears as split logs with light shining through. If you have a house out in the country or you decorated the backyard space with a more casual or Southwest décor, this is perfect. The logs look amazing, give off a soft glow, and your guests can even use them to sit on, ideal when hosting a large party.
Instead of more traditional pole lighting, have an expert install lights on poles that blend in with your wooden fence. What makes this option ideal for parties is that it gives off plenty of illumination, yet it does not take up any space. For instance, if you have a smaller backyard, you can enhance its overall appeal but without having an overcrowding problem.