The Ultimate Garden Lighting Guide

Summer evenings are upon us, and if you’re looking for ways to maximise the time you have outside, our ultimate garden lighting guide will give you an ideal burst of inspiration. Whether we’re lounging after a long day of working, or spending evenings outdoors entertaining friends, having an ambient, inviting space to enjoy is more appealing than ever before — and outdoor summer lights are one of the quickest, easiest ways to achieve this!

Ready to spruce your space up with some outdoor lighting? Read on as we share some of our favourite, ultra-stylish options!

Minimalist lighting fixtures 

If you enjoy the ever-popular scandi decor style, then some sleek, minimalist style outdoor lighting might just complement your existing decor perfectly. 

When it comes to minimalist light, the positioning of the lights you choose is important. Position them cleverly around your porch to enjoy a cosy, ambient glow as the evening draws in, or if you’re revamping a small balcony area, add these types of fixtures to either end of your space. 

For true minimalist allure, opt for matte black finishes — summer lights can be stylish and fit in with your existing decor! Alternatively, choose a finish that contrasts the area that the light will be fixed to, making a subtle focal point out of your minimalist outdoor summer lights.

If you are looking for a stand-out brand, then Astro Lighting is the ideal destination for enthusiasts of this particular style, crafting a selection of cylinder and cube-shaped fixtures, capturing the clean-cut, low key appeal that defines minimalist lighting styles. 

Outdoor table lamps: Al-fresco centrepieces 

Outdoor lamps are a must-have for any garden dining table, illuminating your space and keeping conversations flowing long after the sun has set. 

Make your outdoor lamp the centrepiece of your garden dining area, or if you are working with a more enclosed area, why not create an inviting, cosy corner by adding it to a side table accompanied by outdoor plants. 

Swedish lighting manufacturer Konstsmide designs beautifully distinctive outdoor lamps, so if you’re looking for sophisticated summer lights, take a look at this selection. Add an elegant, efficient accessory to your garden, and let your dinner party run late into the evening, or unwind in style in an inviting, perfectly illuminated corner of your yard — perhaps keep a cosy blanket or two within reach!

Create a cosy glow with ceiling lights

Adding outdoor ceiling lights to a balcony will not only keep the area lit up as the sun goes down, but it’ll also free up plenty of space, too. Inner-city living can feel like a haven if you turn your balcony into a bohemian paradise, so fill your space with practical furniture and adorn it with outdoor plants. Outdoor ceiling lights will give you the freedom to make the most out of a smaller area, but they’re also a practical addition to gardens of any size, 

The selection from Edit Lighting captures a versatile range of styles with its outdoor ceiling lights, from traditional inspired fixtures to contemporary finishes in ultra-modern stainless steel.

Savvy-solar decor

Solar outdoor summer lights are one of the most versatile ways to light your garden. They are powered by sunlight, so they’ll create a warm glow in your garden. If you’re adding all-important final touches to your space, choose solar LED string lights or stake lights. Alternatively, add vintage-inspired solar lanterns to focal points around your garden, this will help you to light your garden or outdoor space effectively and draw attention to the more appealing areas of the space. 

Take a look at the stunning solar collection from Suri; you’ll find everything from quirky colour changing egg lights, to chic lanterns and rustic-inspired stake lights. The beauty of solar outdoor summer lights are their ease and low maintenance design, so if you are looking for something that you won’t have to look after – this is the perfect choice for you. 

Make your garden the hub of your home and add features that’ll enable you to enjoy your space for longer this summer, with some functional, stylish outdoor lighting from Castlegate Lights today.

Discover some of the world’s leading outdoor lighting designers and choose from a wide array of styles and functionalities specifically designed for your outdoor space. 

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