An attractive lighting can turn your garden from a mere strolling place to a party hangout spot. Not just it will extend the day, but it could be revitalizing, be it summer, monsoon or even the winters. A fine lighting would also make your evenings more romantic and you could expect your partner to be happier than before. Especially it would be great if you give them a surprise when they return after a few days from some other place. And the benefits are not just restricted to a happy relation but it would also increase the market value of your property, and nonetheless make you look classier in front of your friends and acquaintances. The procedure is simple: You need to choose desirable fancy lights for various parts of the garden, like lawn, walls, terrace etc. and then install the lights in such a way that all the fittings are safe and hidden. Though it is a really fun to decorate your garden, you may still hire an electrician for that if you’re not sure how to make it all happen.
It is a simple but tiring job as it would require you to change the arrangements you made a few more times than you think; until the lights mix in with the surrounding lights and also make sure that there is no blind spot in the any part of the garden, and wires are connected in a way so as to ensure safety. Here are a few typical lighting ideas for you to pick, mix and create your own personal ambiance:
You could also add a solar lantern; generally, a standard lantern is bright enough to make the night look like a day and runs for about 10-12 hours on one full charge. It also saves money as it runs on solar energy. You could also add some LEDs to make it classier.
There are many Chinese exotic lights in the market, which would suffice all your needs and these aren’t much costly. Although their durability is questionable, but if you still can try if you’re low on budget.
Candles are a sure proof way to decorate your garden without spending much money. You can buy candle stands and stand them on the ground along the pool or wall or just hang them about the walls or you could buy floating stands and put candles in that little pond in your backyard.
You could set up a romantic aura with dim lit bulbs, a soft jazz in the background and some candlesticks here and there whenever you wish to celebrate with your partner. This would make the time spend together worth remembering!
Many ready made decorative lights are also available in market. If your budget is loose enough, you could buy a savvy chandelier or ceiling pendants (Jhumars)
Some additional DIY lighting ideas:
Cover a few lanterns with ribbons and dress it up with a canvas umbrella. Now hang it around the garden and voila! Your party lighting is ready!
These are meant for short term duration so you can change colours whenever you wish to.
· Make your own chandelier
Take a wire basket, cover it with cellophane sheet or crystal jhumar and attach a bulb inside it. Make the connections and you’ve made your own chandelier within just 50$.
· Stained glass
Cover the chandelier with tissue paper or some muslin cloth to create a soft lighting. This would give an angelic touch to your garden and make the environment soothing.
· Suspended fire bowls
Create a romantic vibe for an outdoor dinner party by suspending tiny lamps (either of candle or bulbs) at walls with different patterns or on branches of trees. Use a clear string and to ensure safety keep candles aloof from leaves.
And after you’re set up with your lighting, you could test it for a few days before throwing the parties. At this point try to arrange a professional electrician and show him the mapping of electric lines to ensure that all connections are safe. After this all is done, you could use this garden for all sorts of celebrations. Try putting an outdoor kitchen somewhere so you can barbecue in the open or set up a mini bar.
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