Kasey Alvarez Outdoor June 11th, 2018 - 05:40:01
Planning a retreat area really doesn't require a great deal of time, effort, or even money. In fact, you may already have everything you'll need. A comfortable place to sit, a source of light, and some basic amenities that support activities that you find to be relaxing are all you really need. To enhance the illusion of being outdoors, it can be fun to use patio furniture and other outdoor accents to create a look that's "almost" outdoors. If desired, you can also add a few decorative touches to make your retreat area a bit more appealing. For example, nature-themed metal wall art or a few live plants can be used to add some decorative appeal.
If you have a deck or patio, there would be a great assortment of outdoor deck lights to enhance this area. Even the grill could use the outdoor bar-b-que light. One which would clip on to any work station of the grill or you might want one of the outdoor floor lamps. The patio furniture could make use of the umbrella's with the outdoor string lighting or the outdoor lighting designed to fit any umbrella's post. The use of outdoor garden lighting, outdoor post lights could be used to bring the sense of warmth and security to your property.
If you've got a fun, bright personality let it shine through with the decor you pick for your garden, deck or yard. Pass up the neutrals and go for bold shades of orange, yellow or red. Select hanging accent pieces and other novelty decor to add bright colors and bold patterns. Complement these with flowering plants or large potted trees.
Outdoor lighting plans are a great investment and a wonderful way to decorate the exterior of your home. You can use accent lighting, illuminate walkways and add carriage lights around doorways. Outdoor lights come in a variety of styles to complement your home's décor.
Whether you have an outdoor living space that is small in size or a large area it is an opportunity to become a place of refuge, relaxation and enjoyment.
It is also important to ensure that your lighting fixtures enhance the appearance of the other features of your yard with the proper amount of light. Chrome features are best suited for large porches or decks, or driveways because they offer powerful lighting that covers a full spectrum. It is important that if you are using chrome lighting that you do not buy too many fixtures and create an unnecessary glare. It is best to start with one and determine how much of your exterior area that single light is capable of illuminating so that you can then verify how many more fixtures will be needed to light any surrounding exterior areas. Balancing the necessary amount of light is important. If you are using the chrome lighting features to light an entire outdoor patio used for entertaining purposes, then you need to ensure that there is enough light to avoid eye strain and headaches, but not so much that you create a glare and severe light pollution.