It’s the little details in the Room of the Week that take it from being just a patio, to being an outdoor room. There are places to put your feet up, set a drink or magazine down, vases for flowers, and plenty of lighting. I love that there are lanterns for candles placed all over the patio…you can imagine it glowing at nighttime.
Just like you would in a room in your home, you should light your patio in a few different ways, appropriate for the different activities you will be doing outside.
- Are you going to BBQ? You’re probably going to want an extra light nearby.
- Do you want to read outside? You’ll want a lamp or candle nearby.
- Are you going to eat outside? You might want a light on the table or overhead.
Luckily, there are hundreds of outdoor lighting options for any spot on your patio. Here are a few of my favorites:
Do you have a favorite?
Those solar options are very appealing to me since I don’t have easy access to electricity for my backyard patio.