Creating the ideal outdoor living space has many benefits for a homeowner, allowing you to make full use of every square foot of your home. A designed outdoor area offers you, a relaxing space for more “me” time, greater entertaining options, not to mention increased curb appeal that can really come in handy when it’s time to sell your place. Imagine having your own reading nook, wishing well or even just a deck you can lounge in to soak in some much-needed, feel-good Vitamin D.
If you have young children, the case for a designed outdoor area is even more appealing. An engaging outdoor area allows for more creative playtime, more physical activity (getting them away from the computer and video games) and exploration. You can add a swing set, climbing structures, a mini-obstacle course, even a tree house. A professional outdoor lighting installation can ensure safety and visibility for the entire family. In other words, a greener, more inviting outdoor living area can really make a difference both in your state of mind as well as in your return on investment when it’s time to “cash” in the equity.
The Brightscapes outdoor lights installers have had plenty of experience shining the lights on various properties in and around Dallas, Texas. From professional pool lighting to safety-friendly path lights and accent lighting, you can say we’ve learned a thing or two on what makes the ideal outdoor living space. Drawing inspiration from various lights installation projects, below you’ll find a list of top tips for an ideal outdoor living area.
Design your outdoor area before you execute: Before digging up the dirt to make place for accent lights or moving architectural elements around, make sure to design your vision before. Brightscapes’ Dallas outdoor lights installers like to start every landscape lighting project with a detailed plan of action. We like to work alongside our clients to ensure their wishes come true.
Whether you have a large estate or a simple 2-bedroom home, we go over your expectations and goals because no two landscape lighting projects are alike. Properties have unique features, different challenges and other individual factors that can impact results. The Dallas outdoor lights installers may even have to collaborate with industry-related professionals such as architects and engineers to provide you with the best outcome—an amazing outdoor space to live and play.
When you can, choose environmentally-friendly lighting: With greener lighting options, not only will you do good for planet Earth, you’ll also save money on your utilities bill. The Dallas outdoor lights installers work with cost-efficient, commercial-grade LED lights that save energy. Brightscapes is one of the first companies in the industry to offer a wide variety of rich colors thanks to a color mixing technology that allows you to go beyond the typical red, green and blue hues.
Whether you want to mark a pathway, create a particular mood, illuminate a garden or patio, there are plenty of LED lights to do the trick. The energy-saving lights can come in a multitude of fixtures from wall mounts to accent lighting to spotlights and more. Explore your options with the help of your Dallas lights installer.
Go for a variety of seating options: Mix and match the seating in your outdoor living space. Think wooden benches, padded chairs, metallic stools, even scaled down options for children. The bigger the variety, the greater the moods you can create. Friends and family may want to gather by a dining table with matching chairs, but you may want to take your morning espresso on a hammock, while your child wants to read on a bean bag. Just watch out for too many patterns, make sure there’s a theme or color in place so you can get creative with the seating options.
Create a focal point for a well-designed outdoor living space: There are many ways for you to decorate your backyard, from outdoor furniture to a statement art piece, to architectural elements like a fountain, a bar, a pond or even a pool. Just make sure you have a focal point, giving the eye a place to land on and decorate with accent pieces to support that feel dynamic and boost visual appeal.