November 5, 2013

Lovely Outdoor Lighting for Longer Nights

Alyssa Cole

It’s official, we’ve lost an entire hour of daylight. The trade off, however, is that we now get one more hour of cool, winter evenings to enjoy. My favorite!

Why? Because this time of year for me brings a renewed love of my outdoor spaces… for family time, garden parties or simply lounging by the fire. But regardless of the activity one element is front and center in setting the evening’s tone and maximize our entertainment — Lighting.

Whether bright, dramatic or soft, the right lighting is just as important as any piece of furniture or accent in setting your scene.

Soft & Romantic

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Lovely votives mixed with light bulbs

 

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Lighting sets a warm inviting ambiance, gracesheppard.com

 

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Effortless, simple way to make your backyard sparkle

Modern Drama

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Outdoor lamps add a artful elegance

 

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Modern Patio by Lewis Landscape Services, Inc. – Houzz

 

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Vondom lighting has avant-garde appeal

Green/Solar

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Find similar solar torches at Home Depot

 

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Solar Soji Pod LED Lanterns in White. See also Poppy and Marigold

 

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A gorgeous starry night is only an Amazon click away

DIY

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Make your own Pottery Barn inspired lantern hanger

 

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Drink your fave wine, then view this great tutorial

 

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“Sarah with an H” made this beauty

Whatever your style, lighting can have a huge impact on creating your ambiance. Check out tons of other great outdoor lighting examples in my Lovely Lighting Pinterest board.

Enjoy!

~Brenda

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