As the days start to get shorter and the nights get longer, it’s time to start thinking about how to light up your garden for the fall season. There are a variety of lights that you can use to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your outdoor space. In this blog post, I will share my favourite garden lighting ideas to brighten your garden in late summer into autumn.
I’ll start by discussing some general tips for choosing outdoor lights, and then I’ll recommend specific lights that I think work well for the fall season. I’ll also include some ideas for how to use these lights to create different effects in your garden.
Tips for choosing outdoor lights
- Durability: Okay so this is a good one, your lights need to withstand the elements. As much as those cheap solar lights in discount shops look good, they might not last long and end up as waste.
- Brightness: Do you want your garden lit up like Wembley Stadium? Probably not, so choosing how bright you want your lights to be is vital. If you’ve got wired-in wall lights, pop in some dimmable bulbs and change the switch. Alternatively, use some dimmable WiFi bulbs. Dimmable lights are great, so when you’re having a gathering you can turn the brightness up as you need.
- Colour: The colour of your lights can create a different mood in your garden. Warm white lights are a good choice for creating a cosy atmosphere, while cool white lights can make your garden feel more modern but a little commercial. However, it’s all up to your personal taste.
- Style: The style of your lights should complement the style of your garden. If you have a traditional garden, you might want to choose classic lanterns or solar lights. If you have a more modern garden, you might want to choose embedded lights and LED strips.
My favourite garden lights…
Path lights are a practical way to light up your walkways and pathways. They can also be used to create a sense of mystery and intrigue in your garden.
Spotlights and Uplights
Uplights are a great way to highlight trees, shrubs, and other features in your garden. They can also be used to create a sense of depth in your space. These can make your spaces feel bigger especially when shining up the side of your home.
Solar floor-standing lights
Solar lights that you can move around are great to bring in during the harsher months. Plus, they don’t need to be plugged in, they just need a good amount of direct sunlight.
Festoon lights are a classic choice for adding a luxurious touch to your garden. They come in a variety of colours, so you can choose the perfect ones to match your décor. It’s best to have these hanging overhead and with the help of metal poles, you can achieve this if you don’t have the ‘perfect’ enclosed space.
I hope this gives you some ideas for lighting up your garden in late summer into autumn. With a little planning, you can create a beautiful and inviting outdoor space that you’ll also enjoy in the autumn. Just make sure you’ve got a basket with some blankets ready!