One of the key parts of the American Dream is owning a home; specifically, a home with a yard. Yards are important to 83% of Americans, but it isn’t enough to own a yard. Among Americans with a yard, 90% also believe it’s important to keep that yard well-maintained. That’s according to a Harris Poll for the National Association of Landscape Professionals, which confirms that here in the United States, yards are serious business.
The state of a person’s yard says a lot about the person who live inside the home. Therefore, it’s important to keep your property in tip-top shape not only for your own peace of mind, but also for your community reputation. Here are some simple changes anyone can make to ensure your yard is at its best for these upcoming summer months!
Landscape Lighting Design
Lighting can make the interior of a house look either incredible or incredibly drab, which is why it’s important to put a lot of thought into the kind of lighting you want in your interior design and your exterior design. Outdoor lighting can give your backyard an extra bit of pizzazz while highlighting all of the pieces you’re most proud of.
Want to give your pond, pool, or fountain a more romantic look? Have a landscape lighting company install water lights around the area for an extra glow at night.
Have a large tree in your yard that reminds you of your childhood? A professional landscape lighting company can install spotlighting or moonlighting either three-quarters or half-way up the tree for a dramatic lighting effect.
By positioning the lights up and down the trunk, the tree will be dramatically visible, as if the tree itself grew out from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. And you won’t have to worry about the visibility of the light sources to passing eyes — a quality landscape lighting company can ensure the tree’s foliage will hide the lights year-round.
These are just two of the ways that a professional landscape lighting company can transform your yard with creative outdoor lighting design. On top of the aesthetic benefits, these lights can also make your outdoor spaces safer and more functional.
Use Color Palettes
Many homeowners often stick with monotone colors such as gray, black, white, and brown in their backyards. This isn’t an entirely poor choice as these colors often go well with the style of the home itself and common paving materials.
But choosing the same neutral colors just to have them “match” your home’s exterior can often make your backyard look washed out and plain. This is often why interior designers don’t paint their walls the same color as their crown molding. In the same way, don’t be afraid to take full advantage of the color spectrum.
If you already have stone, tile, or brick picked out for your patio area, then consider using that color as a base for inspiration. But don’t choose the blandest colors on the color wheel for items like outdoor furniture. For instance, if you have a russet colored brick for flooring, don’t choose colors that are tan. Look at colors on the opposite side of the color wheel from your base color.
The contrast between the colors will give your backyard space a sense of vibrancy that will make it a friendlier place to socialize. Or, if lots of color isn’t quite your style, use splashes of citrus or primary colors alongside your traditionally neutral tones. These colorful accents will give your backyard space a more conservative look while still livening it up with a little bit of personality.
Simply by altering the color choices of your outdoor area and by adding the right lighting, you can make your yard go from boring to inspiring.
For the best landscape lighting St Louis can offer, contact Radiant Exterior Lighting today!