5 Reasons Your Garden Should Have Exterior Lighting

Outdoor lighting: large cut crystal chandelier by Juliettes Interiors

From plants to pools to pieces of luxury outdoor furniture, there are many ways to get the most out of our gardens, patio areas or balconies. So why, after going to great effort to make them somewhere we want to spend our time, should we limit our enjoyment of these spaces to daylight hours? In this blog post, we’re going to explore five reasons your garden should have exterior lighting, and provide some stunning examples available from Juliettes Interiors.

1. Extend Outdoor Living Hours

Of course, one of the most significant benefits of installing exterior lighting is being able to spend more time outdoors. With a perfectly-positioned wall-light, lamp or chandelier, you can create an intimate, cosy feel to your garden. This is especially great for entertaining guests, enabling you to continue your romantic meal or al fresco dinner party well into the evening. In contrast, outdoor lighting will also allow you to take advantage of that nighttime calmness, providing an ideal environment for relaxing under the stars after a long or stressful day.

2. Enhance Safety and Security

Despite any other security systems your property might have, luxury exterior lighting designs like ours offer some safety features of their own. Well-lit gardens not only deter any potential intruders, they also minimise the risk of accidents due to poor visibility. Illuminating steps and pathways, as well as areas populated with furniture, not only helps to achieve a stunning  outdoor scene, but also a safer environment for yourself and your loved ones to enjoy.

3. Highlight Architectural Features

If you have gone to a lot of trouble to ensure your home looks as good on the outside as it does on the inside, you probably want to show it off at all times. And, with the help of stunning exterior lighting, this is entirely possible. Strategically placed lights and lamps can highlight any key features you wish to draw attention to, bringing them back to life as the sun fades. Sculptures, water features, or even the unique textures of your home’s facade: with the right lighting, you can create striking visual focal points and transform your garden into an outdoor gallery.

4. Set the Mood

Imagine entering your garden or outdoor space not to be greeted by darkness, but invited in soft, warm lighting. Just as you would indoors, exterior lighting allows you to bring a sense of ambience to your outdoor space. And there are many different types to choose from. From statement chandeliers and space-saving wall-lights to oversized floor lamps and contemporary-looking lanterns, we have a range of options available at Juliettes Interiors. Whether you are playing host or simply having a quiet night alone, our designs can help to evoke the right emotions and turn your garden into your personal sanctuary.

5. Add Style and Elegance

As well as the many practical advantages, luxury exterior lighting is also highly decorative. What better way to add a touch of timeless glamour to your outdoor space than with a stunning chandelier, guaranteed to withstand the elements? Resistant to humidity, rain, wind, dust, salt corrosion and even temperature variations, each of our pieces is specifically designed to last – in more ways than one! Exterior lighting can truly elevate the overall look of your garden, while also reflecting your unique sense of style.

Though simple, exterior lighting is a powerful addition to any garden, balcony or patio, offering not just practicality, but also a number of social and aesthetic benefits. By extending your outdoor living hours, enhancing safety, highlighting architectural features, setting the right mood, and adding style and elegance, you can turn your exterior space into a captivating oasis with stunning visuals and outstanding functionality. Why let enjoyment of your garden disappear with the sun? Illuminate it, and find an environment filled with possibilities.

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