If your driveway or lawn is looking a little dull and boring these days or you are in the need of some additional outdoor lighting, you might want to consider adding a few street lamps or accent lights to your outdoor space. This is an excellent way to spruce up a front yard and an attractive way to add lighting to a lawn and garden area. A yard or home can instantly be transformed just by adding a couple of strategically placed lighting fixtures.
One option is to place a pair of street lamps next to the roadway on either side of your driveway entry. Doing this adds a special decorative touch to the exterior of your home and also helps to define your front yard. There are all sorts of pretty styles and finishes available to choose from including old-fashioned black ones which would be an excellent addition to a traditionally styled home. A burnished bronze finished lamp is another popular style also available to consumers. You might even want to match the color of the fixtures to the trim on your house or to the color of your entrance door. Whether you choose black, bronze or a colored coordinated set; outdoor lighting can clearly define your yard and show anyone who drives by that you take great pride in the look of your home.
Another option is to add lighting to an ornamental garden area containing exotic shrubs or decorative flowers. Using different types of lighting, you can accentuate an ornamental garden area or arbor in your yard. If you choose a solar-powered fixture, the light gradually comes on as dusk falls and casts a warm glow all over your garden area. Your front yard will look like you had a professional landscape designer come in and create this beautiful ambiance, but you can take full credit for the great atmosphere you have created. By choosing fixtures that coordinate well with the scale of your plants, you will avoid having the fixtures overpower the space or feel like an afterthought in your design while creating definition and purpose to a well designed garden space.
Although street lamps are traditionally used in the front yard of a home, they can also be used in the backyard. Adding them in the backyard can enhance the beauty of your yard and also create additional lighting for your outdoor living activities. Placing one near a pool, deck or patio is a wonderful way to accessorize your backyard as well as add a functional lighting source. Choosing street lamps that best suit your needs depends on how much light you would like to add to your yard as well as your home and personal style.
In summary, outdoor lighting is an excellent way to enhance your front yard appeal and because they are an attractive source of lighting, street lamps are a great choice for accentuating your front yard as well as your backyard. Wherever you choose to add your outdoor lighting, whether it be in the front yard or backyard, you will be pleased with the way outdoor lighting dresses up your home, lawn and garden.