Unique and Decorative Patio Lights
Your home says so much about you. Your outdoor area does as well. The patio lights you choose will send a
positive or negative message as well.
You want the patio lighting you select to be unique and decorative as well as functional.
Do you take pleasure in spending your evenings and weekends entertaining friends in your backyard around the
barbeque? It is essential that you have created enough lighting with your patio lights to make the area safe and
If you find you do not have enough light or that you want to add a bit of excitement to your outdoor space,
carefully consider those areas. Do you have an area just for kids? Do you mostly use the area for eating or
cooking? Do you have points of interest that you want to draw attention to? Do you have danger areas that need to
be highlighted to prevent accidents? Do you want to create a romantic spa like experience?
Patio lights are available in a multitude of styles and functionality. Whether you have a comfortable and cozy
cottage or Victorian mansion you will find just what you need. By carefully choosing the style you can compliment
your existing design or you may want to create a whole new flavor.
A couple of main areas to be concerned with are the pathway and step leading to your terrace or deck. For the
protection of your guests and to prevent accidents these areas should be adequately illuminated. There are energy
saving solar lights that can be installed in or near the steps or pathways that will automatically come on when the
sun goes down.
Torches and candles can produce a romantic atmosphere without the use of electricity. The flames flickering in the
darkness are dramatic and hypnotic. They now have handy propane lighting that can be wheeled in and out as
By installing attractive patio lights that emphasize and draw attention to your patio or terrace can add curb
appeal and value to your home. If you have special architectural features that you want to show off aim a light
directly upwards or towards it.
Do a careful inspection of the patio area and make a drawing of exactly where you feel additional lighting is
needed before purchasing new patio lights. Pour through lighting catalogues so that you are satisfied that you have
seen most of what is currently offered. You don’t want to install patio lights and later discover there was
something you liked better or would have worked better. You local home improvement center is a great place to see
the actual product before you purchase. They also have employees that can give you more information on their
Your home is a reflection of your values and personality. Patio lights are add or detract from the overall look of
your home. Involve every member of your household when designing the lighting for this area. Their ideas may
astound you. Finally, have fun with this project.