Illuminating Outdoor Spaces at Night Creates a True Outdoor Living Room. Understanding what makes an outdoor room beautiful requires thinking about what is on the inside first. What elements make the indoor space of the home warm, inviting and functional? Consider this, then you can apply the idea to the outdoors. One factor on the list of an indoor room’s main purpose is the space’s ability to be used any time, day or night. Lighting plays a tremendous role in creating ambiance in the indoor room. This same idea can be extended to the outside.
The outdoor space can be fully used as another room when entertaining a few guests or as an evening getaway for family time. To be a real room, the outdoor area must function at dusk or at night as well as it does in daylight. To add to the function of the outdoor room in the dusk and evening hours, lighting must be considered. By night, outdoor living and dining spaces can be engaging and romantic.
The space is created into a quiet room where conversation or good dining holds great significance. Low-level lighting in outdoor living and dining rooms is preferred. The outdoor space becomes a real living room when illuminated by the soft flicker of candlelight, lanterns, or by beautiful outdoor lamps.
Instead of a single light source at night, the outdoor space can have any different types of lighting placed at various heights. New outdoor lamps are weatherproof and weighted meaning the outdoor room can be a cozy, evening gathering spot. The outdoor room, above all, is deemed a romantic destination in the home come nightfall, and it’s lighting most often reflects that.