Whether indoors or outdoors, lighting is typically divided into three layers based on function.
Perhaps you want to create a soft, cozy mood during the evening hours for intimate dinner parties. Maybe you have shadowy center areas, a water feature, a dining and bar area, or a pathway you want to highlight.
Placing fewer lights in the right positions will also keep your yard intriguing. From pathway lights and accent lights to directional spotlights and concealed led strip lighting, you can keep it simple while keeping your backyard engaging.
When properly designed, landscape lighting makes your yard functional after sundown. Additionally, landscape lighting can be positioned to highlight specific areas of your yard, such as your home’s architectural features, or drawing attention to prized plantings and trees.
Typically, design sketches include the existing buildings, benches, water features, outdoor dining areas, existing greenery, as well as the lights you want to add to your landscape. It’s important to consider the various elements of your existing landscape design, as these items will reflect or absorb light.