Our decks are some of our favorite outdoor living spaces throughout the cooler weather months in Georgia. As soon as the temperatures begin to drop in the fall, we find ourselves enjoying more time on the deck. It’s the perfect spot to entertain, dine, and simply relax while we enjoy our beautiful backyard views.
Of course, nothing says we have to head inside as soon as the sun sets. Adding lighting to a deck is a great way to extend outdoor fun and festivities after dark. Here are ten nighttime lighting ideas to transform your favorite daytime spot into the place to be once night falls.
Adding recessed deck post cap lights to your space offers a perfect option to enhance visibility without overpowering the area. Visit your local home improvement store and choose between solar-powered or an LED products. You can even price-check your options online to ensure you score the best pricing possible.
Install LED or solar-powered lights just underneath your railing for a soft, romantic glow. You can combine under deck lighting with post cap lights for an extra visual pop after dusk.
Once you’ve lit up the posts and railings, you may also want to consider adding lighting on your stairs as well. Not only will stair lights brighten up the space, but they also make it safer for anyone walking up and down the deck.
Need concentrated lighting in specific areas on your deck? Install outside spotlights. Spotlights are the perfect way to give light only where you need it, optimizing the space’s overall functionality.
Lanterns deliver the perfect lighting storm – they are inexpensive, effective, and look fabulous virtually anywhere they are placed. Opt for lanterns that use batteries or even candles to enjoy an easily portable glow whenever and wherever you need it.
Outdoor string lights are no longer reserved for our outside Christmas trees. When used on a deck, these dazzling holiday lights instantly create a magical ambiance. Hang string lights on deck furniture, umbrellas, around railings, and pretty much anywhere that can use a little extra nighttime twinkle.
Want something a little fancier than recessed lighting on your deck ceiling? Up the visual appeal by installing ceiling fans with lights into the deck ceiling. Whether you install a single unit or an entire row of fans, you’ll instantly beautify and brighten the decking.
Have a deck with an overhead roof? Consider having professionally-installed recessed lighting. Work with a nightscape lighting team to create a design that optimizes function and enhances visual appeal for all your outside evening events and functions.
If you don’t have a ceiling on your deck, you can opt instead to have your electrician install recessed lighting right into the floorboards to illuminate the area from the ground up.
Don’t want to commit to a long-term deck lighting plan? Don’t. Instead, purchase portable solar lights that you can move around the space to optimize every event on an individual basis.
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