A few different outdoor lighting ideas for your home

If you plan on upgrading or installing some new outdoor lighting for your home now that it’s almost summer time you might be a little confused since you have so many options available for you to choose from. Not only do you need to decide where to put them around your home but you also need to decide what style will best fit your homes decor and which style will fit into your budget.

There are many ways to add lighting to your homes exterior and still have the exterior lights look good. Here’s some useful outdoor lighting ideas that will help you choose what’s best for your home.

The first rule of thumb is try to think outside the box; you don’t want your home looking like everyone else’s on the block do you? Don’t be like all your neighbors and have one or two floodlights highlighting your trees and shrubs in front of your porch. If you like the look and design of lamp posts instead of having them at the end of your driveway (which is where they are traditionally placed) think about having one or two installed near the edge of your home or deck instead. Not only does this add more light in typically dark areas around your home but it will look different than everyone else’s.

If you’re going to use outdoor string lights think about using them in non traditional ways. Don’t just wrap them around your porches railings and call it done. Buy different colors of lights or styles and try outlining your front entranceway to your home or even a few windows to create a warm ambiance for when your guests visit. Or you can even lay them under the base of your bushes near your porch to add soft lighting to the front of your home.

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