During a long time landscape lighting is considered to be less significant than interior lighting. But now everyone who has a garden understands that it is nice not only to admire beautiful trees and flowers during the day, but also to see how effective a garden looks at night. Landscape lighting design is an important part of work with any garden.
Garden lighting can be either functional or decorative. The task of functional lighting is to help to feel safe and confident in the dark. In this case paths, arbors, driveways, and porches are lighted. Functional lighting can be general, for emphasizing certain objects and marking (marks only contours). The main function of decorative lighting is aesthetic. This type of lighting is also important, since it helps to create light compositions and effects, underlines landscape beauty, and hides drawbacks.
Functional and decorative lightings can intersect and complement each other. Combination of these two types is one of the best landscape lighting ideas. It will help you to enjoy your garden day and night. You just have to choose lamps which can be used during the whole year. Lights sticking in the ground, for example, are very convenient. Spotlights can be used for trees and flowerbeds. A hidden light directed upwards will be good for lighting big objects or trees. As you see, you have many things concerning your garden to think about!