Add Magic to Everyday Life with Outdoor Lighting

By Sklar Furnishings

Outdoor Living

March 1, 2016

The simple touch of good outdoor lighting can add just the perfect amount of whimsy and romance to any backyard. It can transform your outdoor space into an area you use not just until the early evening, but into the depths of the night.

String lights are a versatile favorite of ours. They can be used to light up trees and greenery, or with other structural support (think simple posts) strung overhead or around outdoor tables to light up the entertainment space, adding a flattering twinkle of light.

The quickest and simplest way to guarantee you will stay out in your backyard later is to simply string lights onto your patio umbrella. There are many solar-powered options designed specifically for patio umbrellas. They provide gentle overhead lighting that will encourage you to have at least one more drink while out on your patio.

Not a fan of wires? Our Kartell Battery Lamps provide a rechargeable solution that will twinkle like the night stars with their crystal covers. If you’re looking for a more robust alternative to stand up to any weather, these Vases Floor Lamps are built to stand up to the harshest weather while still looking sleek and stylish.

Installing lights in your pool is a common add-on people opt for when getting a new pool or renovating an existing one. Pool lights effectively add a lot of ambient lighting to a backyard and multi-colored ones are a popular option. They tend to alternate color, creating a mesmerizing light show on the surface of your pool.

Lots of people are quick to dismiss tiki torches, but they are truly a backyard classic. They are easy to install, inexpensive, and versatile – you can easily move them around as needed. If the classic and fun bamboo model isn’t your style, there are sleeker, more modern-looking metal options on the market. Aside from providing illumination, another major benefit of backyard torches is that many models can be outfitted with citronella candles in order to help repel insects.

The contrast of outdoor lighting against the backdrop of the night sky provides a sense of warmth and comfort like no other. We highly recommend adding even just a touch of outdoor lighting to your backyard because for a minimal cost, you will bring extra sparkle into your everyday life. It will encourage you to spend more time outdoors, which is always a plus, and in turn adds extra entertaining space to your home.

Photo courtesy of Casa Smith Designs.

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