Using Contemporary Garden Lighting to Create a Stunning Outdoor Space

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Using Contemporary Garden Lighting to Create a Stunning Outdoor Space

A show-stopping outdoor space is not just down to the design of your grounds, but the right choice of garden lighting can bring your London home to life. Outdoor lighting is mainly used for security reasons and for safety purposes, to light up a garden path, porch or driveway. However, it can also be used to spotlight the best features of your outdoor area, such as a modern sculpture, pond, tented hideaway zone, or a beautifully furnished al fresco dining area.

Recent years has seen a rise in the popularity of low maintenance gardens that feature clean lines, strong geometric shapes, sleek dining areas, striking pathways and shaped lawns. The trend is to create an environment that is relaxed and tranquil, with plant beds and lawn areas that are fuss free and easy on the eye. Your choice of contemporary lighting is very much a part of the overall effect and will contribute to the charm of your London home, transforming your outdoors into the extraordinary.

If you like the look of a modern garden, the good news is you don't have to have large grounds to create it. The contemporary style can be achieved whatever your plot size; whether you want a Zen style Japanese retreat or an outdoors fit for entertaining, you can find outside lighting to suit at London based lighting experts Angelo's.

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Here we shall highlight some of the key elements you may want in your contemporary garden and the stunning lighting choices you can make to create an enchanting outdoor space.

Al Fresco Dining Area - Most, if not all, contemporary gardens have designated outdoor seating. Whether this is a sunken dining space, decking, or paved area that blends effortlessly with your chosen style of garden, outdoor lighting can create a warm and inviting social space. Consider concealed lighting in and around the dining area, patio heaters for cosiness and rattan woven chairs and benches for a warm, Mediterranean feel.

Garden lighting doesn't have to be expensive; if you are entertaining on a dry evening, you could even bring a few table lamps from inside (and an extension lead) to instantly bring your eating area to life.

Sculptures - An amazing sculpture or trickling waterfall can create a wonderful focal point in a contemporary garden. While some sculptures and water features are available with built in lighting, they don't all have this, so you may want to invest in up-lighters to draw attention to your work of art. An alternative to this is sculptural style garden seating which light ups when the light fades. However, you don't have to make a designer purchase to create a point of interest; one alternative is to use uplighters to illuminate a row of ornamental trees, or shrubs in wooden planters.

Manicured Lawns - Well manicured lawns are key to a contemporary garden and even the shape of your lawn can become a feature of your outdoor space. If you have a round, oval or semi-circular lawn, a cut though pathway of concrete square slabs looks superb and contrasts brilliantly with the curvature of the lawn. Lighting choices could include pathway lighting, or garden lighting hidden within the walkway.

Borders - For a contemporary garden, it's always a good idea to keep your borders simple. Raised borders with lots of greenery and shrubs are easy to maintain, although you may want to add a splash of colour with heather or low lying blooms to bring your garden to life. Up-lighters create a focal point in this area, but make sure you keep the look minimal and low key.

Ponds - A Koi Karp pond gives a modern garden a Zen feel and looks striking in a contemporary outdoor space. Think about having a walkway across it with circular, square or rectangular shaped slabs. A variety of pond lighting is available to make this already beautiful area of the garden, outstanding.

Feature Walls - Instead of choosing traditional wooden fencing, a contemporary outdoor space looks delightful with curved feature walls made of metal, concrete or wood and you can emphasise this sculptural effect with lighting. To liven up a seated area, you may want tiling or walls with feature fretwork attached, and there is a wide range of patio lighting and wall lighting which looks wonderful in this space.

About Angelo's Lighting

Whether you are looking for uplighters, path lighting, security lighting, spotlights, wall lighting, porch lighting or driveway lighting, London based Angelo's is a one stop shop for all your indoor and outdoor lighting requirements.

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