Creating a Backyard Wonderland with Lighting

Garden architecture at night with globes lighting up grass.

Are you a homeowner or long-term renter who wants to make the most out of your backyard? Or perhaps you are planning on a backyard soiree and want to create a magical scene in your outdoor space for your guests. Maybe you’re just an artistic person who loves the effect of light in dark spaces. Whatever your reason, there are many creative ways to make your backyard a whimsical wonderland through the thoughtful use of lighting.

Illuminate pathways with LED strip lights

LED strip lights are perfect to light up a pathway or other lines in your backyard or along your lawn or garden. You can purchase them long enough follow the lines of the entire path, creating a truly lovely effect for visitors or after a long day of work. You can see an example of it here.

Highlight trees with up lights

Trees that are illuminated at night by artificial light have a truly magical quality to them, as you can see here. Try installing exterior up lights at the base of a tree. You can buy them in LED form for maximum efficiency.

Save energy with solar powered garden lights

You don’t have to worry about wasting energy when you want to light up your garden. If you don’t want to buy LED garden spike lights, which are pretty energy efficient, there are now a range of solar powered lights. You install these types of garden lights during the day so they can charge in the sun, then every night, they will glow on their own, making your backyard a truly magical place.

Coloured floodlights can make it a party

If you’re having a party in your backyard, make it extra fun by adding some coloured floodlights. Floodlights, as their name suggests, cast a high intensity glow over a dark space. They will illuminate your space well enough for everyone to have a great time, but the colour will add a sense of much-needed whimsy.

String up fairy lights

There’s nothing nicer than looking at a backyard that has fairy lights strung up around it. The options are endless for where you can put the lights, from the leaves of a tree to around the bark, from lining your fence to trailing through the rails of your pergola. You can also create your very own canopy with string lights, as demonstrated here.

Illuminate your deck

If you’ve built a deck in your backyard, chances are that’s where you and any guests will spend a lot of time, so make sure it’s well illuminated with high quality LED in-ground deck lights. These will highlight the features of the deck while adding style to your backyard.

Use fire for a classic touch

There is a multitude of ways to use fire to decorate and light up your outdoor space. Fun DIY projects like making mason jar candle holders to place along walkways, on tables or hang from trees are always a lovely touch to an outdoor space. Tiki torches are fun to stick around the yard, as well, and they provide the added benefit of keeping bugs and mosquitoes away. A well-placed fire pit can also bring the whole backyard towards a centre space and bring everyone together, as you can see here.

We hope we’ve inspired you to create great lighting effects in your backyard wonderland. For helping making your dream a reality, contact one of our lighting specialists at ANL Lighting today.