While your home’s exterior appeal is best appreciated during the day, great curb appeal can be just as apparent at night. You just have to make sure that you have outdoor lighting design down pat for your property. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Less Can Be More
When it comes to exterior lighting, a little can go a long way because your eyes require less light to see shadows and patterns outside than inside. Before doing anything, take a walk around your home at night to envision what you want to achieve.
Lighting, in general, is split into three categories based on function: overall (to illuminate space), task (to highlight an area) and accent (to draw attention to a more specific area or object). Your exterior lighting scheme should include all three categories, taking advantage of lighting layers to elevate your home’s appearance at night.
Cover Your Bases
You can place lighting fixtures virtually anywhere but there are areas outside the home that require them, such as paths, entryways, driveways and steps. Need help identifying areas to highlight? Don’t hesitate to ask a trusted landscaper for assistance!
Be Mindful of Outdoor Light Pollution
Too much lighting can detract from what you are trying to achieve, leading to more negative results than positive. You don’t want glare, unwanted light shining into indoor living spaces and washing out your view of the stars, right? You can avoid outdoor light pollution by aiming lights carefully, shielding light bulbs and using bulbs with lower wattage. You can also consider zoning to better control lighting around your home at night.
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