Even though summer is coming to an end, that doesn’t mean our time spent in the outdoor spaces of our homes has to go with it. You still have time to optimize the lighting of your outdoor patio and make it a space for entertaining and relaxing in fall weather! But where do you start? And what should you keep in mind when searching for the perfect outdoor lighting solutions for your patio? We’ll answer all of your questions and more in this blog post.
Luckily, we can help you find outdoor lighting for your Missouri patio at The Light House Gallery. We’ve helped serve homeowners in the area for more than 50 years, and we’re dedicated to offering a large selection of outdoor lighting solutions so you can find something that best matches the design of your home. Ranging from basic wall sconces to bold outdoor chandeliers to practical outdoor fans, we’ve got you covered.
Contact our staff today to schedule an appointment at either our Springfield or Branson lighting showrooms. You can also search for potential lighting solutions online through our online catalog. Keep reading to find out additional tips on choosing the right outdoor lighting for your patio!
Find The Right Style and Size For Your Home
Before you commit to any outdoor lighting fixtures that you love, make sure they match the general style of your home and that they’ll fit your desired space.
For style, you want to have appropriately styled lights for the design of your home. For example, you shouldn’t put contemporary lights on your Spanish or traditionally styled home. If you have a theme, stick with it.
For size, take measurements of the spaces where you want to install lights! The outdoor lighting fixture should appropriately illuminate your space, but not overwhelm the area.
If you’re still unsure, don’t hesitate to contact one of our lighting experts, who can help you determine a style and size.
Install Outdoor Lighting In These Locations
There are three specific areas on your patio where we recommend installing outdoor lighting.
You definitely need to illuminate the entryway area, whether that’s incorporating wall mounts or flush mounts around the door to your backyard patio or a hanging light above your front door.
Ensure to properly light the seating area of your outdoor patio. You can do this with a classic outdoor ceiling fan or a unique outdoor chandelier. You can also hang modern and trendy string lights and install gas lanterns around the perimeter of your patio for a cozy, welcoming atmosphere.
You also want to be sure to illuminate any walkway areas (if applicable) for safety purposes. You don’t want any guests to accidentally trip while enjoying time on your patio. This can be done with step lights, pathway lights or solid post lights.
Any time you can implement energy-efficient practices and save on your utility bills, we say go for it! You can do this by installing or switching to LED outdoor lighting solutions on your patio.
LED lighting has proven to use noticeably less energy than halogen or incandescent light bulbs. They also boast longer lifespans (an average of up to 50,000 hours) and they’re way less maintenance than traditional light bulbs.
Shop Our Outdoor Lighting Selection
When it comes to outdoor lighting solutions, our large selection at The Light House Gallery offers a wide selection of styles, sizes, finishings and designs, so we’re sure you’ll find something you absolutely fall in love with. We only offer products from brands and manufacturers we trust, and our lighting specialists are trained and experienced to help you find outdoor lighting solutions that best fit your style and budget.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our lighting experts, contact us by calling (417) 268-9444 for our Springfield showroom or (417) 213-5312 for our Branson showroom. You can also reach us by filling out our online form.
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