Enjoying summer time in your new home is always fun when you’re outdoors. Backyard lighting is key to utilizing this valuable space during non-daylight hours. Whether you’re experiencing crisp summer nights or warm sticky ones, setting the right mood with lighting can ensure your time spent outside is enjoyable. The right lighting helps create an inviting atmosphere that can extend the amount of time you spend enjoying your backyard. Here are some inspiring backyard lighting ideas you can use in your new home this summer:
The elegant opulence that can be achieved with a chandelier is second to none and using it in the most unexpected of places can definitely set a delightful atmosphere. Luckily, running electrical wires through walls in your new home to achieve this look isn’t exactly necessary as you can bring out an extension cord and simply nestle it into your lawn and behind furniture. A dimmer switch would be a great feature to adjust the brightness in line with the other accessory lighting like candles.
For a far more rustic take on the outdoor chandelier, why not try this Mason jar candle DIY project? Start off with using a wooden skid you may already have in your garage or basement of your new home (they’re great for storing things on the floor without having items actually touch the floor). Staining it in a darker tone will be a great base as wooden skids are typically raw sanded wood. Adding some S hooks will allow you to adhere wired jars in a scattered pattern with varying shapes and sizes.
For a far less involving Mason Jar DIY project try making these simple lighting accessories at your next new home backyard get together. The key with this is using whatever you have readily on hand to fill the jars. Great materials to use include things like sand, pebbles, seashells, grains and legumes (like this one) or coloured marbles.
Battery powered Tiki-Torches are a great way to avoid the smoke and risk of an open flame. It also increases their versatility allowing you to use them anywhere in your new home both inside and out. A grouping like this one within a flower planter box is a great way to add height to your floral arrangement and use them as a night-time feature once the sun goes down.