Now that the days get longer is the perfect opportunity for us to spend more time outside in our gardens. Find your inspiration for your perfect outdoor decorations to enjoy your time outside.
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Let’s start our collection of outdoor design ideas with the place to sit. This is the most important part of your garden because this is the place where you will spend most of the time. Which style do you prefer? The classy one like in the picture above with only three colors: white, brown and green or do you prefer a more creative place?
What is a more romantic outdoor decoration than a bench turned into a swing? Just imagine a couple sitting on it and enjoying their time together.
Believe it or not. It is a trend right now to have old bicycles in your garden. Many people use old and rusty ones to create a vintage look but if you prefer a classy style you can do it like in the picture above and paint your old bicycle all in white.
Flowers are the part that brings the color in the garden. Surround yourself with your favorite ones and enjoy their good smell. A plus is that you help to save the bees when you are planting flowers. This is my favorite colorful spring inspiration.
Besides the flowers, there are herbs that need to be in every garden as a natural outdoor decoration. They look and smell good and you can use them for cooking and don’t need to buy them anymore.
What is a garden without outdoor lighting ideas? When the days are getting longer you can spend the evenings in your garden and to prevent yourself from the darkness you can simply use lantern or lighting strings.
We hope you liked our collection of inspirations. Did we forget anything? Share your ideas with us and leave a comment. For more home design ideas read our other articles.
This post is special. You already know that proper outdoor lighting can make our homes safer and more welcoming, especially at this time of year, when the days are shorter. So, if you don’t know how to choose the best outdoor lights, we have some solutions. Let’s see some tips from Jill Torrey, a Lighting Consultant at Chown Hardwar. She was interviewed by porch.com and we want to show you some of her best advices.
Security and Safety
“The first and most important goal of outdoor lighting is for safety and security”, she said.
And how can you achieve it? “By illuminating your front entrance, pathways and stairs, as well as the darkest corners of your property. All of these areas should be considered when designing an effective lighting plan, as well as making sure your plan can be built upon as time, budget, and exterior space allow.” See the images!
Choosing Your Style
“Once the dream plan is done”, let’s do some work. Now you should choose a look which complements the style of your home’s façade.
Jill Torrey loves to mix it up and have fun with styles and colors, making her own rules. “For example, a stainless steel finish with an ornate design is unusual, and definitely sets apart your style from your neighbor’s. It is easy to choose a style that suits you with the many outdoor lighting options and many combinations of colors and textures in stone and siding materials these days. If you like to keep it simple, many lights come in collections, where different types of fixtures all come with the same design and finish.”
Outdoor Lighting ideas
“When selecting the lanterns for your exterior lighting there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration”, she said. This way you can assure that the fixtures will meet your needs. Remeber that scale, mounting, and bulb types are all very important in all this selection process.
“One of the biggest issues that gets overlooked is the placement of the junction box on the wall, which often interferes with the direction the fixture will hang. If hung incorrectly the fixture will not illuminate the surrounding area correctly and may even shine back into your windows.” This another amazing advice.
Type Of Light
The lighting consultant admits that are often asked which bulb is the correct type to use in exterior fixtures, and that she nerver has the perfect answer for that question. What we need to know is that “the bulb type is usually dictated by the fixture itself, but my preferences are LED (light-emitting diode), CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) and incandescent bulbs. LED lamps seem to be the direction that all manufacturers are leaning, and that it exciting because of the sleek designs and the energy savings that they offer.”
Hope we made your job easier.