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Planning Beautiful Landscape Lighting for a Festive Atmosphere

Planning get-togethers this holiday can be a gargantuan task. Along with organizing the guest list and the menu, you also need to consider decorations. If it’s your turn to host holiday dinner parties this year, you can highlight your beautiful garden to provide a welcoming ambiance for your guests. Listed below are some tips for lovely landscape lighting to illuminate your home:

HIRE OUTDOOR LIGHTING PROFESSIONALS

Low-voltage electrical systems that use energy efficient LED lights are recommended for lighting landscapes safely. To power these systems, a transformer is commonly used to reduce the 120 volts into 12 volts. Installing these systems by yourself is possible, but you have to realize there are many things that can go wrong, so to ensure a hassle-free party, turn to reliable lighting experts like the ones from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT LIGHTING FIXTURES FOR YOUR LANDSCAPE

To accentuate the foliage in your garden—like palm trees—up lights are the most ideal to use; but remember to also light the trunks. You can also illuminate the trees from above by placing down lights in your trees as high as possible. Dim lights will make your flora look pale and yellowish, so be sure to choose white lights to make them appear healthier.

PUT EMPHASIS ON YOUR GARDEN’S FOCAL POINT

Perhaps you have a certain element that serves as your garden’s centerpiece. This could be a fountain or pond. To draw attention to these attractive features, have outdoor lights set up directly aiming at them. However, remember not to overdo it or that would be the only thing your guests will notice.

GET CREATIVE

Landscape lighting doesn’t always have to use traditional lights. You can opt for paper or silk lanterns in bright colors and whimsical designs, and hang them from your trees. Lanterns can also serve as path lights; just be sure to space them evenly.

CONSIDER PATIO LIGHTING

Your patio is a good place to entertain guests as it provides a more relaxing atmosphere than the living room or dining room. You can ensure that it fulfills its role as a great party venue by choosing eye-catching outdoor deck lighting. You can install colorful lights on the deck railings for a great decorative effect. However, remember not to use too much color or the garish hues will end up distracting your guests.

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