Are you looking to elevate your outdoor entertaining? You might want to update and refresh your outdoor lighting. Outdoor lighting is a great way to extend your entertaining into the evening without sacrificing quality. Outdoor lighting fixtures provide the perfect amount and type of light you require, whether it is task lighting or mood lighting. Here are some lighting ideas for outdoor entertainment.

There are many creative options to consider when incorporating the best lighting in your outdoor space. Consult with professionals at LD Lighting to optimize your outdoor lighting.

String Lights

String lights have been extremely popular in recent years for outdoor use. String lights can be hung almost anywhere. They are versatile and easy to hang. They are most commonly hung from a deck or patio, or placed around an outdoor gathering place (such as a fire pit). They can also be strung over plants to create a whimsical effect. This helps guests avoid accidentally walking on greenery.

String lights are great for outdoor use because they can be easily mounted and taken down. String lights are a great choice for special events. High-quality string lights can last for many months.

String lights can be controlled by a switch or a timer. They can create either a romantic/stylish atmosphere or an exciting one, depending on how bright they are. If you want to add visual interest, this type of lighting can be purchased in a variety of colors.

Path Lighting

If you are looking for lighting options that provide ambiance but also offer security, path lighting can be a smart choice. This type of lighting can be placed on a walkway or another exterior pathway and is useful and safe for you and your guests. You can use path lighting to illuminate stairs and other elevation changes.

Path lighting is a great way to help guests navigate between outdoor spaces, such as a patio or fire pit. We recommend that you don’t rely solely on solar-powered lighting. They do not have enough energy to be efficient.

Kitchen Lighting

You will need to have reliable task lighting for cooking outside, particularly in the darkest hours of the evening. You can see the food clearly and cook properly with the right lighting.

Great kitchen lighting can make your guests feel more at ease when they are served their food. You will need mood lighting if you have an outdoor bar area. Make sure the lighting doesn’t overwhelm an outdoor TV.

Decorative Fixtures

It’s a good idea to have some decorative fixtures around to highlight important items in your garden, even if you have the right lighting and mood. These can be statues, special plants, or waterfalls. Decorative lighting fixtures are a great way to create a focal point for guests while showcasing the “pride & joy” of your yard. These fixtures can also add an additional layer of sophistication to your outdoor living area.

These are some examples of common decorative fixtures:

Avoid Using Too Many Lights

You shouldn’t overwhelm the natural beauty with too bright or strong lighting fixtures, no matter what kind of lighting fixture you choose, focus on creating a calm atmosphere for you and your family by finding the right balance of light and dark to create a relaxing environment that everyone can enjoy.

Do You Need Help Choosing and Installing The Perfect Outdoor Lighting?

When it comes to choosing and installing outdoor lighting solutions that are right for you, there is a lot to consider. A team of lighting professionals may be a good option if you feel overwhelmed. We can help you with lighting ideas for outdoor entertainment and much more!

LD Lighting specializes in exterior lighting solutions. We can make recommendations that will meet your specific needs and add beauty, warmth, and security to the property. Contact our team to learn more about our services or to schedule a lighting design consultation.