From creating an inviting front entryway to lighting your backyard soirees, here’s everything you need to know about creating an outdoor lighting scheme. Find resources, ideas and guides for making the great outdoors even greater once the sun goes down.

How to Choose Outdoor Lighting

How to Choose Outdoor Lighting

Exterior lighting is an integral part of any home. Not only does it create a beautiful and illuminated atmosphere outdoors, but it also provides much needed safety. So we’ve put together this handy guide full of tips, basic rules of thumb and a brief “Landscape Lighting 101” session–among other things you’ll want to take into account when designing your outdoor lighting scheme.

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#YINTHEWILD: Outdoor Lighting Ideas from our customers

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Need more Inspiration for Your Outdoor Lighting?

If this is the first time you’ve ever put extra thought into your outdoor lighting, then you might need a little bit of a reminder why your outdoor lighting is important in the first place. But, that’s as easy as taking a drive through your neighborhood.

Take a look at what some of your neighbors are doing - what areas of their home and landscaping do they draw attention to at night? How are their pathways lit up, their steps and stairs, and what architectural elements do they embellish with lighting? And, what areas could they illuminate better?

Now, looking at your home - what do you want to call attention to? Are your pathways displayed at night the way you want them to? Is the perimeter of your home adequately illuminated for your family? Are the areas of your backyard that you enjoy most at night - a backyard bench, dining table, hot tub, or pool, bright enough for the ambiance that you seek?

As you go through the different tips and ideas for outdoor lighting design listed above, keep these simple questions in find so that you determine what lighting design is best for your backyard.