The first factor you want is orientation light to guide you from the courtyard entrance to the front door of your house. It is a practical aspect, but you do not have to resort to impersonal, industrial type lighting. There are many lamp models that can attribute your garden just as much character as designer lamps in your living room.
by James Martin Associates / Photo by Linda Oyama Bryan
by Rugo/ Raff Ltd. Architects / Photo by Charlie Mayer.
For the orientation light that accompanies you to the front door, you can choose bollard lamps, which are normally up to 1 meter higher and are constructed on the ground. If you want a unique style, you have to make a bit of specialized study, given that most providers provide normal, type of industrial bollard lamps. But trust me, there are vivid and lovely alternatives to uncover. Or if you prefer vintage, you can also go with torchiere-style lamps from wrought iron.
Garden Alley Lighting
If your alley through the garden is close to the house, like in most instances, you can accompany the walk with wall appliqués or wall lamps built on the residence wall. There are many possibilities to use here, from more classical lamps with lampshades to extremely minimalistic and modern wall appliqués with easy and attractive geometries.
You can also combine a bollard light, serving as actual orientation light with rather decorative wall appliqués with up- and downlight, which only cast their shine effect upon the wall surface.
These wall lamps are also powerful on an outside terrace, for your patio. If you have an ‘outdoor living room’ sort of terrace, you can use a sturdy pendant lamp over the table, which does not require to be waterproof if you have a cover for this region (for instance below a balcony). Standing floor lamps, which have dimmers, are also appropriate in this area meant for conversation and relaxation.
by John Kraemer & Sons/ Photography: Scott Amundson
by Pedersen Associates / Barbara Ries Photography
The Glowing Pond / Pool
If your garden consists of a little pond, you can install little bollard lamps on the shore, or, even better, ball-or blob shaped lamps that lie directly on the ground, like glowing rocks. All the lamps utilized in this region have to be waterproof. Some companies have also designed floating lamps for garden ponds, in different shapes. They are very specific accessories you are your garden and create a lovely, dreamy atmosphere.
by COLECCION ALEXANDRA / Photo by: Imagostudio.es
by Grant and Energy Landscaping / Photo By Linda Oyama Bryan
Small floor lamps are also suited amongst your flower arrangements, in the shapes of glowing rocks or extended, versatile, glowing LED-tubes.
Last but not least, if you have trees in your garden, install Japanese-style pendant lamps or round pendant lamps to hang from the branches for a festive and magical garden.
by Elad Gonen & Zeev Beech
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