From backyard barbeques to gatherings with friends, your outdoor patio is one of the most used areas of your house, especially during the summer months. Why not make your patio stand out with the perfect lighting? At Billows Lighting and Design, our experts can help you find the perfect outdoor lighting to accentuate your patio. Whether you want sconces or hanging lights, with more than 3,000 lighting fixtures to choose from, you have plenty of options to personalize your space. If you are in the Berlin area, visit our lighting showroom and have our lighting professionals help you pick out the perfect lighting for your outdoor patio.
Not sure what type of lighting will bring out the best of your space? No problem! In today’s blog, we will give you some tips for picking out the perfect lighting for your outdoor patio.
Find the Dark Areas
When choosing lighting for your outdoor patio, it’s important to find the darkest areas of the space. For those late nights with friends or family, you don’t want to exclude anyone by having them sit in the dark. This problem could be solved by a wall sconce or hanging light depending on the structure of the area.
How Will Your Space Be Used?
Do you plan to host parties on your patio? Do you want the lighting to be more functional, or modern? Lighting can make or break the mood for whatever space you’re in. For your outdoor patio, you probably don’t want bright lighting. It’s best to go with lighting that highlights certain aspects of your outdoor space while also providing light to naturally darker areas.
For example, if you have a garden area surrounding your patio, or even the perimeter of your backyard, you may choose some path lighting. Path lights come in a variety of shapes and sizes so you can personalize it to your specific taste. Another example is if you have a pergola. The open beams create a wonderful canvas for hanging string lights. By hanging a lot of lights, you create a magical glow that lasts through the night. On the other hand, if you decide to hang only a few lights around the outside of your home, you’ve created a great place to sit and have a deep conversation with friends and family.
Customize Your Outdoor Patio
In the end, it all comes down to the look you want to achieve with your patio lights. Create an elegant and vintage look with wall sconces or rustic chandeliers. Go for a more modern feel with pendant lighting or modern-looking post lights. You could also turn your outdoor patio into a magical wonderland by taking advantage of string lights and path lights.
Whatever you decide for your outdoor patio, our lighting experts at Billows Lighting and Design are here to help you. With more than 3,000 light fixtures to choose from, we can guide you in choosing the right lighting to make your vision come true. Visit our lighting showroom in Berlin or contact us to schedule an appointment with our professional lighting experts. We look forward to seeing you.