Hardscaping 101: Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting creates a mood. Whether fixtures are functional or decorative, their style, brightness, and placement in your garden will be the more important design element from dusk to dawn.
If you want to light the way on a path, add a warm glow to a front porch, or draw attention to a specimen tree with a well-placed uplight, we’ve done the sleuthing for you. Use our Design Guides on landscape lights, floodlights, wharf lights, barn lights, porch lights, solar lights, and down lights (to name a few types of outdoor lighting we spend hours poring over) to find high-quality fixtures that celebrate both form and function.
And don’t overlook the magical powers of candlelight. We’ve rounded up our favorite tabletop lanterns, hanging lanterns, and garden torches for outdoor entertaining.