Great outdoor lighting is crucial in summer as people spend more time outdoors. Poor lighting can dampen the mood of a romantic dinner or an outdoor party. If you are planning to entertain this summer or to spend some quality time with your family, here are some outdoor lighting ideas you should look into.
Gorgeous Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Summer
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Battery Powered Lights
These are great outdoor lighting fixtures. They provide the ambience of candles without dripping wax or getting affected by gusts of wind. The great thing about battery powered lights is that you can use them for a long time as all you need to do is recharge them.
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Candles and Torches
Candles look good anywhere. To keep your exterior safe, place them in deep containers when hanging them from trees. Make sure their wicks are lower than the container rims as this prevents flames and sparks from blowing out. Construct long wire handles for the containers to keep the flames a safe distance from leaves and branches.
Use torches for adult-only gatherings. This is because they can be a safety hazard when used in the presence of kids and pets. Don’t leave candles or torches outside; always extinguish them before taking them indoors.
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Solar lights are eco-friendly options that gather energy during the day and provide light at night. They come in different versions, from hanging lanterns to path lights. However, they can only last up to four hours at a time and may not be suitable for entertaining.
Electric lights can withstand rain and the scorching summer heat. Use large ones to brighten up a buffet or twinkling strands around columns. When stringing up electric lights, make sure you use plastic hooks as staples and metal nails can puncture the wires. Hide cords by duct-taping them to the ground and covering them with an outdoor rug. String lights can stay outdoors for the whole of summer but store them indoors during winter.
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These outdoor lighting ideas can brighten up your exterior in summer and provide the perfect ambiance. Use them to make the glorious days of summer last a little longer. How will you use outdoor lighting to decorate you outdoor home this season?
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