Remember that backyard you were able to neglect all winter long? If you are not jumping right away to get at those tangled weeds, start by adding in some ambient lighting for entertaining. You will be surprised what a difference it can make. This time of the year many of us tend to spend our days preparing our outdoor spaces, and our nights enjoying the summer air. Lighting is one of the easiest (and least-expensive) ways to cast an enchanting spell on any outdoor space. Try these ideas when you want to illuminate a setting and create a distinctive mood.
Summertime lighting can either be outdoor or indoor depending on the occasion, from large family barbecues to intimate nights with your partner on the back patio. Outdoor lighting designs vary as well. From outdoor Tables; The table lit with kerosene lanterns; easy to fill and light, providing the same shimmering glow as candles — but unlike candles, they won’t blow out. They can be set down or hung by their handles at strategic points on the terrace or in the garden. You can use oversize Glowing Shell Arrangement shells to bring a touch of the seashore — and a bit of romantic atmosphere — to an evening at home.
With Vellum Shields, Cocktails at sundown are more memorable when you supplement the waning daylight with Asian-inspired lanterns and Origami Lanterns. Light up your outdoor space with glowing tiki torches. Using Colored bands of sand to dress up votive candles to make flickering lights that are cheerful and fun. Turning glass candleholders into stylish accessories by dressing them in decorative fabric.
Even in summertime when the sunlight hours are long, lighting and lamps are an imperative feature of interior design adding instant atmosphere, color and reflection to a casual summer table or the patio as with lighting your fixture shouldn’t have to be on to shine.