It’s finally that time of year where we welcome autumn’s bright-colored leaves, cooler weather and one more chance to enjoy the outdoors before winter sets in. So go on and celebrate the crisp fall air in your favorite outdoor space. From coffee on your front porch to entertaining dinner guests on your back patio, make these moments extra special when you set the mood with outdoor lighting that brightens these shorter days. Not to mention, a little extra lighting can also make your home a safer place.
Check out some of our outside lighting ideas to get fall started off right.
Who said string lights are only reserved for the chic corner café? Café string lights come in countless varieties that add character and warmth to outdoor spaces.
Adjustable patio lighting
Perfect year-round, adjustable patio lights can add soft ambient light, or they can be positioned to shine direct light on a certain area, like the grill or patio tables during a late dinner. You can easily maneuver these lighting fixtures and dim them to set the mood.
Outdoor recessed lighting
Recessed lighting isn’t reserved for the indoors. Take these sleek, concealed lighting fixtures to the outdoors with recessed lighting designed specifically for damp and wet locations. Outdoor recessed lighting illuminates your home’s facades, treating you and guests to a welcoming glow when you pull up the driveway. You can also add these to your patio steps for an unobtrusive pathway lighting option.
Your eyes don’t need as much light to see outdoors, so when it comes to landscape lighting, less is more. Accent your landscape with natural LED spotlights or floodlights that illuminate your flowerbeds, pathways, waterfalls and statues.
Play up this season’s colors and holidays with festive accents.
Pro tip: control your outdoor lighting
Too much lighting, or lighting at the wrong time, can throw off the vibe and mood of your outdoor experience. To avoid outdoor light pollution, consider adding timers, controls, dimmers and motion sensors to control when the exterior lights come on and how bright you want them to be. Don’t forget to adjust timers according to daylight savings!