pro tips to choose your outside lighting
With the soft summer nights our evenings are extended, usually on the outside of our homes, on our terraces. Despite the fact that the nights are longer, they always fall before the meal is finished. It is in these cases that we will look for an old floor lamp and an extension cord to find a little light and thus enjoy a little longer of those magical moments. The simple need for a light dressing of our terraces, exterior luminaires offer much more than just lighting.
When you make the choice to illuminate your patio, several solutions available to you. The first, most widespread, is to put lighting in places that allow it, that is to say, who benefit from an electric outlet. Generally above patio doors, as is the case here. Inconvenient: you risk not to benefit a optimal lighting. Advantage: no need to create new electrical outlets.
The second is the one that requires the most work is to define beforehand the points of light you want and create the necessary electrical outlets. The advantage is a diffusion of light that suits you, the weak point is a somewhat greater amount of work.
Finally, last opportunity to combine brightness and easy installation: use the sun! Solar lights are more efficient and will allow games of light that you would not dare without them.
Aria Design Inc
Light the fire!
Increasingly used, the braziers are back on our terraces. Traditional, with cast iron tub, the modern decor that serves primarily as here. It is an element accessible price and especially very decorative that will make your cozy terrace and bring a touch of very elegant natural luminosity. It’s a bit the same type of enthusiasm that there was for fireplaces has ethanol in our living rooms a few years ago. Caution, however, the safety of children.
vgzarquitectura y diseno sc
The terrace is the place of life that allows more eccentricities. So do not hesitate to divert objects, as here Christmas lights for use as a decoration, but also for outdoor luminaires. This idea will let you add a little poetry, romanticism and originality and will make this space unique.
Ferret Architectures Workshop
Adjust the lighting to your furniture
Today, a very wide range of external lighting is proposed in different stores (specialized or not). This allows you to stay in tune that you give to your terrace. In the present case, a set of iron bistro is perfectly coordinates has applied with an XXL bulb that even adds a touch of originality. A flawless lighting!
Harold Leidner Landscape Architects
The terrace is a space that allows to dare more and more novelties. Thus it was possible to integrate this space especially for your garden LED technology furniture. This well known technology aficionados the decoration of the house is now available for theoutdoor. Easy to set up, very discrete thanks to strips of LED ultra-thin, they will allow you to dress up your outdoor very quickly.
Tip: think of multicolored LEDs that allow you to change the style very easily.
What we appreciate in the lighting of our terraces is the ability to be present without you watching. Here the few spots on the ground have more of a background role as lighting. These spots help to highlight your patio and furniture that made up, but you will need a different type of lighting to illuminate your summer meals.
Swatt | Miers Architects
Sometimes, depending on the natural decor you have, you may wonder if the addition of external lighting will ultimately not deprive you of the breathtaking panorama as here. Think of preserving the authenticity of the place: the addition of artificial lighting changes and sometimes even without you realizing your environment.
TREX COMPANY INC
follow the guide
The external spotlights are increasingly used to delineate an area, relaxation area, dining area, but also to highlight or mark out a path, as is the case with these stairs that take on the terrace upstairs. Beyond the simple function (very helpful) to allow you to see where you put your feet, these spots highlight the design steps and give a touch premium to all.
Arterra Landscape Architects
When speaking of lighting, it is thought mainly to that which is usually used on the terraces, but it can also be used in light games. It will then allow you to highlight of the elements of your patio or in your garden, which will effectively give life to your decor and thus enlarge the perspective. It’s a simple idea has set up, which will result to dress up your exterior and give the illusion of having a few extra meters square.