Art and Light: Adding Personality to Your Lighting Design

Published September 8, 2021

Intro:
Homeowners often don’t think about outdoor lighting as a way to have fun and add touches of whimsy by illuminating artwork, signage, and water features. Having a custom-made piece of art in the garden allows you to really stand apart from your neighbors. You can emphasize the security, safety, and privacy of your property without sacrificing aesthetically-pleasing lighting and creative design.

Looking to improve or add to the aesthetics of your home? Trying to figure out how to make your property really pop? When creating your outdoor landscape lighting design, it’s easy to focus on trees, bushes and shrubbery – but a crucial aspect of lighting that homeowners often miss is the way you can have fun and add touches of whimsy by illuminating artwork, signage, and water features. You’ll create additional warmth for visitors when they arrive as well as aiding security by incorporating light all around the property.

It doesn’t take a lot to make your property shine, just the right lights illuminating the right personal touches – and of course, the willingness to let your personality come through!

Custom Sculptures

When you’re thinking of outdoor lighting, don’t just think of your landscape! Whatever artwork brings you joy is something you may want to enjoy in the evening hours, too. Having a custom-made piece of art in the garden allows you to really stand apart from your neighbors! Anything from stone to steel can heighten the drama and the impact of your property, and incorporating sculptures with different elements can also help your property stand out.

Signage

In addition to illuminating your home and creating personal art projects that reflect your personality, consider lighting your street address. In addition to being an easy and obvious way to personalize your property, it can also be helpful for visitors. A reminder though: avoid raised lettering. Although it looks cool during the daylight hours, placing any light under or over the sign will create shadows that make it hard to read. Engraved numbers or flushed lettering works best.

Fencing

We’ve all heard it: “Good fences make good neighbors.” While that’s certainly true, good fences don’t necessarily make for good art – but there’s no reason they can’t! Why not call attention to your fencing by placing custom cut-out pieces where light can shadow? You can emphasize the security, safety and privacy of your property without sacrificing aesthetically-pleasing lighting and creative design.

If you find yourself drawn to art, don’t let the four walls of your home contain you! Let your personality and your passions be emphasized and illuminated by dynamic, creative landscape lighting design that highlights all the aspects of your home’s personality!

Looking for an outside approach to your lighting design? Contact us – we’d be happy to work with you to craft an outdoor lighting design that truly reflects you!

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