Outdoor Lighting Ideas for the Summer

Summer means spending time outside and relaxing on your patio. When nighttime falls, it’s important to have lighting that reflects a natural glow and creates a calming ambiance. Luxury homes for sale in Napa CA and homes for sale in St. Helena CA feature great lighting design that is inviting and warm.

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Make your patio inviting too with these lighting ideas and tips:

Keep the lights low. Bright lights in the night can cause glare and hurt your eyes especially when shining on you from above. Consider lighting your patio and deck floors suing step lights or rail-mounted lights. Get creative and use led strips installed below the deck and platforms.

Hide the bulbs. Find sconces or fixtures that hide the bulb. Exposed bulbs glare and shine too strongly. Sconces can help disperse and diffuse the light. See some examples in our luxury homes for sale in Napa CA and homes for sale in St. Helena CA.

Shine like the stars. In a bright urban or suburban environment, light pollution may make it difficult to see stars. Mimic their look by hanging string lights and small bulbs that create a soft, star-like glow.

Light a fire, make a s’more. Apart from fires being useful for making tasty campfire s’mores, they also create amazing ambiance. You can find some gorgeous fire pits of varying styles that can match your design. A definite must in homes for sale in Napa CA and homes for sale in St Helena CA for the colder months.

Create the illusion of bigger. When you illuminate surrounding trees and landscape, you make your patio space look much bigger. This also creates a stunning visual effect. But do turn them off when you’re not using the space – no reason to add to light pollution.

These lighting tips should help you keep your homes stylish or perhaps give you design ideas when looking at homes on the market. St. Helena Real Estate provides buyers with access to luxury homes for sale in Napa CA and homes for sale in St Helena CA. We help you find your dream home and guide you through the process of how to make it yours. Contact us today for help with wine country real estate.

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