If, like me, you were tuned in to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show last week, you wouldn’t have failed to notice that the trend of outdoor garden rooms continues to grow (pardon the pun). With homeowners wanting to spend more time of their leisure time relaxing outdoors, there is a strong desire to decorate our outdoor rooms as we do our homes, with soft furnishings, garden art and mood lighting.
In fact, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey, lighting topped the list of in-demand outdoor living features.
There are plenty of new ways to illuminate your garden with LEDs. As I’m sure you’re aware, LEDs are a long-lasting and low-energy way of lighting your home or garden, giving a beautiful appearance while being good for the planet and your wallet!
Whatever your needs are for outdoor lighting whether it’s safety or decorative, there are many different LED lights to choose from.
For ambience, parties or highlighting use coloured bulbs such as this non-dimmable LED. It’s weather-proof, small and changes colour making it the perfect light to really draw attention to your favourite garden feature.
Other options for using LEDs to highlight features of your garden are deck lighting, installing small but powerful, colour-changing bulbs into your decking, driveway or path gives you an exterior illumination with a difference. If you have a water feature in your garden you can even purchase underwater LED spotlights, giving your water feature a beautiful glow at nights.
If your garden contains trees and bushes, lanterns or strip lights can be placed in the foliage giving a subtle and sophisticated glow to the outskirts of your garden.
With lighting becoming more affordable, easier to keep (less maintenance) and with so many choices to accentuate your garden features, outdoor room lighting is fast becoming one of the biggest garden trends of 2014.
This article was supplied by LightBulbs Direct.