Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Show Off Your Yard


Learn about outdoor lighting trends for your lights.

Everyone takes great pride in their yard. From the meticulous cut to a glistening hose down, there is a variety of ways to take care of your yard to show it off to the entire neighborhood. But there's one thing we tend to forget when it comes to enhancing our yards: outdoor lighting. It's the perfect way to show off your yard at all hours of the day. But how does one utilize outdoor lighting to illuminate their yard? It all starts with a simple idea. 

There is a wide range of options you can use when it comes to outdoor lighting. From security lighting to permanent string lighting and floodlighting to landscape lighting, the possibilities are essentially endless. And the best part about it all is that you get to show off all your hard work with your house and yard. Here are a few ideas and trends that Lights Over Atlanta suggests when it comes to illuminating your precious yard. 

Path Lighting 

If you live in a suburban house, odds are you have some sort of path that leads up to the front porch of your home. These paths are the perfect place for path lighting, something that illuminates these paths and walkways. Path lighting is usually soft or moderately bright to provide a subtle design that helps you navigate walkways while outside in the dark. These path lights are usually low-voltage with solar decorated LED options that can help reduce your carbon footprint. 

Deck Lighting 

Everyone knows that a deck can bring the whole backyard together. It's where you can escape the harsh realities of your life and where you can let everything slip away. But it's usually harder to see on your deck when the sun has set. But who says the fun has to stop there? Deck lighting is a great way to keep your patio open for all hours of the night while also showing it off to your next-door neighbors. Maybe you've decided to throw an overnight barbeque with the entire neighborhood, or maybe you just want to go outside for an after-hours drink; whatever you have planned can still happen when it comes to deck lighting. 


Odds are, you've probably seen a lantern before. These are forms of light that provide both illumination and decoration to the outside of ones' home. With their soft, low-voltage lighting, lanterns are a subtle addition to ones' home that won't take away from the look and style of the overall exterior. They also make a great addition to the sides of your home to lead your guests around your house to the backyard. Due to their soft brightness, lanterns are primarily used as decoration and tie the whole backyard together with one unified look. Most lanterns are installed on the sides of your house, but they can also be added to your backyard patio or deck. It's important not to go overboard with these because too many lanterns may end up being distracting and overwhelming.