3 Ways to Make your Garden Space Glow
While having a garden is a luxury in itself, for many people it simply just isn't enough. A beautiful, well-kept garden demands a certain amount of effort and attention to maintain. Which is why it is important to add that finishing touch to make sure that others are able to truly appreciate its charm.
There are several methods people can implement in order to showcase their garden’s maximum potential. From lighting placement to selecting the perfect fixtures to complement the right type of bulb, here are X ways to make your garden glow.
1. Understand your space.
The first step in effectively lighting up your garden is to understand the space you’re working with. Not only with respect to the size and shape, but more so the specific points of interest that you would like to highlight, even if your garden space is not that big there are still plenty of options to choose from.
One of the biggest points of interest in the garden is the outdoor seating. Often the focal point of any garden, this is where everyone gets together. Typically garden seating is situated closer to the house, this is because light sources from the house can be used in conjunction with the outdoor lighting. The seating area is arguably the most task-oriented space in your garden so it is important to keep this space well lit.
Next is to identify the other features of the garden you would like to accentuate. Using spotlights from trees is a great way to draw boundaries and make your outdoor space feel more well rounded. If you have a water-feature such as a pond or a fountain underwater lighting can be utilized whilst still remaining discreet.
2. Layer your lighting
Once you’ve fully identified the key features of your garden space, the next step would be to understand how to effectively layer your lighting in order to create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces. As mentioned before, the seating area is likely to be the focal point of the space, so it would be a good idea to use that as your base to build from.
After that has been established, the next step would be to pick specific parts of your space you would like to accentuate. This could range from a pond or water fountain, to greenery you want to display, and even a pool area. At this stage it is important to illuminate these spaces accordingly with your seating area, as well as some of the residual light coming from your home.
3. Choosing the right color temperature
Now that you have your set-up all laid out, the last step would be to choose the correct color temperature. One that needs to blend in with the surroundings, yet can still stand out on its own. A warm white color at 2700K would be the ideal choice, as it emanates a more welcoming atmosphere. Additionally pushing the color up to 3000K which is a slightly more natural white tone will do more with regards to accentuating blue and green vegetation.