It’s true that outdoor lighting can increase the value and curb appeal of your home while also adding extra safety measures and comfort in the evenings. However, these things only hold true if your lighting is well-placed. Otherwise, it might seem more blinding than helpful or attractive at night while highlighting all the wrong places of your home. Here are a few tips on how to decide where to place your outdoor accent lighting.
- Choose focal points: One way to decide where to place your outdoor accent lighting is by choosing focal points throughout your yard that you would like to highlight. Perhaps you’d like to highlight unique landscaping like a backyard waterfall or along the pathway that leads to the door. Be sure to choose minimal yet specific focal points to ensure you don’t end up flooding your yard with too much light.
- Get the right angle: Once you have chosen focal points, you can place your accent lights around or pointed towards those focal points. You will want to be sure you have the lights angled and aimed correctly towards the features you want to highlight to make sure they’re lighting the correct places and features.
- Consider safety: While it can be fun to place accent lighting around your prized shrubbery, you may also want to consider placing some of the lights aimed at your walkway to ensure your safety and avoiding tripping hazards when you come home at night.
We at Laurdane Associates have years of experience with accent lighting. If you can’t decide where to place your lights or need help with the installation once you have a planned layout, give us a call.