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    Decorative Lighting Isn’t Just for the Indoors

    When visiting a local store or browsing online, be sure to ask which of their fixtures are made for outdoor use and then let the creative juices flow from there. Here are some popular ideas for decorative outdoor garden lighting to get going!

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    Hanging

    Hanging lights outside are so versatile that they don’t have to just be over a table on a porch. If one is willing, there are a great many ways to make them work as decorative outdoor garden lighting.

    In a seating area – Come together with friends and family in comfort and create a space where there can be drinks served, cards and other games played and much more.

    From trees – Though this may be tricky it can create a very romantic space outdoors with the right hanging light fixtures.

    On a balcony – Illuminate the balcony so it can be enjoyed in the evening as well. It’s the perfect place for a glass of wine or cup of coffee.

    Surrounding a patio– Define the patio or other space by surrounding it with hanging lights. Place them strategically to go all the way around or even just at the corners.

    From an umbrella – During the day, the umbrella blocks the sunshine; but at night it can illuminate a place to sit and visit with friends and family.

    By the outdoor fireplace or pit – Though the fire pit gives off a lovely glow the warmth can be extended when hanging, decorative outdoor garden lighting is added.

    Landscape

    Landscape lights can highlight the areas of the property the owners are most proud of; making them visible after the sun goes down. More importantly they make the area safe so there are no falls from guests or family members.

    Lampposts – A well placed and stylish lamppost can welcome any visitors to the home and help them see the walkway to the front door.

    Porch lights – Porch lights not only light up the steps and doorway, but are a fashionable addition to the home. Many attempt to match the style of porch lights and lampposts.

    Walkways and paths – Be sure walkways and paths are illuminated at night so that outdoor living is safe and also pretty. This makes it easier to get around after dark.

    In the yard – Various points in the yard can be lit with decorative outdoor garden lighting so that it’s easier to navigate and avoid stepping in or on something and becoming injured.

    Gardens, fountains and ponds – Show off these elements with beautiful lighting so they can be admired at night. Add lighting to a gazebo, archway or other fixture and take a midnight stroll.

    Swimming areas – Night swimming is spectacular! Though there may be lights in the pool itself it is important to keep the surrounding yard and patio lit as well for safety and security, and also to make it feel warmer.

    Wall and Ceiling

    There are all styles and sizes of wall and ceiling lights for decorative outdoor garden lighting. Use various styles of lighting on screened in or open porches and patios, place them on walls outside of the garage for playing basketball or safe navigation upon leaving and returning home.

    Any covered areas can benefit from a ceiling light. Gazebos are more useful when they are accessible after sunset, and both types are perfect for the front porch.

    Expect a wide range of lighting choices at yellowgoatdesign.com