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Exterior Lighting Tips: You have outdoor floodlights and ceiling fans on your deck or porch, but you want to create more outdoor ambiance. Try these great ideas: Warm bronze lights under benches create a cozy conversation area. In your exterior lighting design, pair under bench lights with metal deck sconces and deck lights. Try a bit of whimsical exterior lighting. The Kathy Ireland illuminated plug-in Jardin du Jour Garden Critters Landscape statues can prance about on your deck or porch—they also define walkways or garden paths in a charming welcoming-committee way.
Of course, proper lighting along paths and stairs is the most welcoming. If your deck has steps leading to the beach on the Northern California coast, install the Hinkley Coastal Series Copper Finish Step Light. This bit of outdoor lighting design will keep your beach party guests safe, withstand the elements, and add warmth to your deck space. You can also opt for mini-beacons around railings and posts.
*You built your deck or porch to enjoy the outdoors. Investing in exterior lighting can add to your outdoor experience.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|