Whether you have a small garden space to work with or a large expansive plot, creating an inviting and welcoming garden where you can relax and enjoy some quality time shouldn't have to break the bank. We've been inspired by some of our customers' amazing garden transformations, which prove that just a few innovative outdoor lighting hacks can completely transform your outdoor space – showcasing your modern patio furniture, planting and foliage, decking, lawn and more.
If you're looking for amazing garden lights to put some sparkle into your outdoor space, read on!
Highlight your planters
We're loving how @lifeatthedere has styled the lighting in this garden to make the most of the dining area, Marbella Corner Lounge Set, and the surrounding raised beds. By including lights into your planters and bedding this way, you can showcase some of your favourite plants and foliage in your garden, while creating a soft ambiance as the sun sets and darkness falls. During the hot summer months, it's vitally important to keep your plants well watered. Watering during the evening prevents scorch marks on the leaves of your plants, so having your planting areas well lit for watering at dusk has a practical purpose, too!
Create sophistication with string lights
When you want to get the whole family or a group of friends together for a round of drinks at twilight, the Palma Corner Lounge Set is ideal for a garden party. @athomewiththeshanes has styled theirs beautifully with outdoor Moroccan-style floor lamps on the patio and string lights across the fence to showcase this corner of the garden. Feel free to be as creative with the lights as you like – here they're taken up into the parasol above, lowering the headspace to create a warm and more intimate atmosphere.
Make the most of your space
You don't need a large patio to create a stunning outdoor space for entertaining. @mummyjuggler has showcased their decking in a small corner of the garden by highlighting the Chesterton Corner Rattan Set using string lights woven around the pergola above. Create a finishing touch with a few candles placed on the coffee table, and lanterns positioned close to the ends of the lounge set for a cosy feel.
Amazing al-fresco lighting
During the summer months, we all like to make the most of the glorious weather and balmy evenings. Turn your garden into a chic, contemporary oasis with subtle downlighters on your fencing to create a gorgeous glow throughout the evening, highlighting any modern patio furniture nearby. We love how @newbuildagain has used this technique around the whole garden to draw attention to the beautifully landscaped lawn and grass areas. Plus, with the Havana Dining Set for dining and Marbella 5-Seat Corner Lounge Set for entertaining it's a real showstopper.
Transform the way your garden looks and feels when relaxing or entertaining this summer by being creative with lighting. Whether it's small string lights or larger uplighters, downlighters or solar lighting in your bedding plants, carefully positioned lighting can really emphasise the beauty of your garden, making it an inviting and relaxing space for the whole family to enjoy.