Adding lights can complete the look of your deck by adding the finishing touch for setting the mood. With so many options out there involving coloring, brightness, style, and more, where should you begin? Try some of these tips for figuring out your deck’s lighting:
Make A Pathway
Light is used to help us navigate in dark or dim lit areas. If you have a large deck for people to walk through, they’ll need to be able to see where they are going. Make a pathway leading your guests from place to place.
Set The Tone
There are options for warm lights, bright lights, and colored lights. Warm lighting is soft with a more yellow hue as bright light has a whiter tone. If you are going for a more intimate setting, choose warm bulbs to soften the atmosphere. If you want to be able to see all of your beautiful decor, faces distinctly, and brighten the area as a whole, use white light bulbs.
Choose Your Placements
You can drape lights from side to side, light up individual flower pots or decor, add them under or on top of railings, and more. Carefully measure the area to see how much lighting you will need to get the look you desire.
If you aren’t a fan of the idea of installing lighting, you can go old fashion with portable lamps, kerosene lanterns, candles, or even a flashlight for the dark spots. These require no electricity and are your most comfortable option without installation.
Lighting can make or break a room as well as a deck. Also, it makes areas more safe, more inviting, and adds visibility. There are so many options for lighting to make your deck your style based on your budget, needs, and comfort. For more information on deck lighting and home improvements, contact Fairfield County Exteriors today!