When it comes to exterior lighting for your home, a lot of homeowners tend to shy away from strategically installing walking path lighting around their property. However, when done correctly, you can not only enhance the curbside appeal of your property, but you can also increase your home's security and visibility for foot passengers during the evening. And while you may think boosting the ambience of your exterior property is a costly project, you can actually achieve stunning results with the right choice of walking path lighting. Therefore, if you want to learn more about how you can use walking path lighting to your advantage, we’ve put together a full breakdown so you can enjoy your exterior at all times of the year.
Staying true to its name, walking path lighting is a feature used by homeowners to illuminate and guide guests along designated pathways on your property during the evening. Generally speaking, these types of lights allow you to subtly illuminate these pathways with the use of uplighting light fixtures without creating a harsh result that is unappealing.
However, contrary to popular belief, walking path lighting does have other benefits besides providing you with visibility and safety while walking around your property. Let’s take a look at some of these benefits below:
If you’re looking to optimize the lighting on the pathways located around your exterior property, take a look at some of these unknown tips and tricks.
Now that we’ve filled you in on the benefits of pathway lighting and some of our best kept tips and tricks to help you maximize your exterior property, let’s take a closer look at the various types of pathways lighting available.
Step lighting is used to ensure people do not miss steps during the evening and are typically placed on the walls besides the steps.
Step Riser Lighting
Step riser lighting is generally installed on the walls beside stairs or in the risers of a staircase to illuminate the steps themselves by directing light outward.
While downlighting is typically installed on the higher points of your home’s exterior, they can also be strategically placed in trees to illuminate pathways as well. With downlighting, you can create a stunning moonlight effect that provides a soft glow on a large portion of the pathway itself without being overwhelming and harsh.
Bollard lighting is a type of pillar lighting that provides 360-degree illumination. Unlike other lights, bollard lighting provides a brighter source of light along pathways.
Flush lighting is a type of light fixture that is installed into or beside the walkway for a beautiful integrated result that is extremely practical and trendy.
While there are several types of pathway lighting you can choose for your property, don’t be afraid to play with different types and choose a style that matches your interior design for a beautiful and seamless transition from the outdoors all the way into your home. Additionally, homeowners can also style their walkway with lights that complement the architectural appeal of their home as well to enhance the overall ambience and curbside aesthetic.
For example, if you’re looking to achieve a more modern result, choose pathway lights that are minimalistic with straight, crisp lines. On the other hand, if you’re wanting to achieve more of a traditional curbside appeal, try opting for a lantern light fixture instead. Additionally, you can also select different colors and materials for your pathway lights that can also help you achieve your desired design look. For example, chromes, whites, and blacks are a great way to achieve a contemporary appeal. In contrast, for a more conventional styling, try selecting black, silvers, or copper materials.
Furthermore, when it comes to scaling your pathway lights, it is best to find balance when illuminating areas of your property. Therefore, rather than putting too much light along the path itself, play around with spacing to avoid overcrowding.
As you can see, walking path lighting is a great way to increase your home's security, enhance the safety for your family and guests when walking at night, and boost your curbside appeal. This in turn, can provide you with an increase in the overall property value for your home as well. Therefore, rather than spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on revamping the entire exterior of your home, you can easily enhance its ambience with simple lighting features to create beautiful foal points.
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