Decorating the outdoors of your home is a difficult job that requires an eye for detail as well as a lot of planning. Planning includes where to set up the lights and which lights to set up.
Ultimately, these will depend on the style you have preferred for your garden and backyard, the positioning of the lights and the most ideal lights to use. Lighting is the crucial factor here because it gives the final touch of the outdoor, and can shape your other decorations into their perfect color and view.
If you go online in search for outdoor lighting ideas, you might find that the most common ones are the outdoor solar pillar lights.
Outdoor solar pillar lights can be found in multiple shapes and sizes as well as in different forms and even colors. These lights absorb sun light and that is how they charge power and glow in the night. They make an amazing decoration for every house style. They can be matched with everything, and this post shall go in-depth on what goes into choosing these kinds of lighting.
1. Choosing the Right Size
First, you need to know which size to look for and which size will fit in into the other decorations. Choosing a size too big is not an option in most situations because not everything that appears too big will look beautifully.
Even though a bigger light may be ideal when it comes to decorating the yard or the driveway, the perfect ones to place on your porch or the doorway should be smaller, but more decorative looking.
2. Pick the Right Color
We all know that most people like bright and tacky colors but when it comes to decorating your home’s outdoors, you might want to avoid that. Unless the point of your decoration is to make the outdoors look like you are inviting your guests into a circus or the entrance of a carnival. If the house is painted in baby blue, the perfect fit would be black designs.
And if the house is painted in brown shades of colors, the bronze and gold lights will be the perfect match here.
Even though fluorescent bulbs are brighter, LEDs are more efficient. This is because they last longer and are almost as bright as the traditional ones.
So for whatever price you will be paying for them, you get bright lighting as well as save energy and money. The best part is, you will not need to replace them for a couple of years.
4. Durable Lights
Usually, the outdoor solar pillar lights are designed to withstand any weather change and circumstance, but these features all depend on the manufacturers. Some of them are designed to be more water-resistant in case of rain, while others are designed to be heavier and more resilient against forces like the storm.
As a matter of fact, there are those that are so compactly designed that they can withstand anything. When it comes to choosing durable lighting options, the main determining factors are the geographic location of your house and the climate of the city or state you that live in.
5. Frosted Glass
Some more experienced people in the field of outdoor home decoration recommend frosted glass. Frosted glass affects light intensity, but at the same time amplifies the light to cover more area around your home.
For those who want to save money, a low watt bulb into a frosted glass fixture is the right way to go. This is because it will have the same effect as a regular glass with high watt bulb inside it.
6. Solar Energy and the Right Amount Of Wattage
The main factor that determines whether you are going to use a low or high watt bulb is your houses electrical system. But to avoid any unwanted accidents and electrical failures, outdoor solar pillar lights are the perfect fit because they operate on solar energy and light. During the day, they absorb the light which helps them glow in the night.
The point of decorating your outdoor with lights is to make your home look more welcoming and give it the much-needed attractive glow.
So before choosing your preferred lighting options, make sure you have done a little homework [be it offline or online] in a bid to know what works perfectly for your home.