Outdoor Lighting Ideas to Brighten Up Your Deck

Whether you’re entertaining your friends or spending time with family, your outdoor living area should be the perfect space to do so—day or night.

That’s where expert outdoor lighting comes in.

Having the right lighting on your deck will allow you get the most from your outdoor living space!

What should I illuminate?

Not only should deck lighting be practical, guiding you as you walk and keeping you on a safe path, but it’s an excellent design tool for adding interest to your deck, creating mood, and highlighting key features.

There are many types of fixtures available today for use in outdoor spaces. The most popular for deck lighting include path and step lights, LED lights, spotlights or up lights, railing or post cap lights, and accent lighting.

Here are a few ideas to help you brighten up your deck!

Deck stair lights

Illuminating stairs, gates, and possible trip hazards is a practical reason to add lighting to your deck. Keeping everyone safe while they move around in the dark is crucial. But don’t worry—these lights can also be stylish and fun!

Outdoor Deck at Night

Overhead lights

If your deck has a pergola, sits under trees, or has a partial or full roof, then adding overhead string lights, hanging fixtures, or even a ceiling fan with a light fixture can brighten up your space.

From LED twinkle lights to old-fashioned bulb strings, there are options for every style!

Under-table lights

If you have a built-in grill, outdoor kitchen, or mounted seating area, placing lights under the table helps people see what they are doing as well as defines the space on your patio.

Post caps and accent lights

Lighting the posts on your deck is a terrific way to ensure safety and define your outdoor area.

These are easy to install and provide a warm ambiance for your deck. Instead of lighting the cap, which can sometimes be at eye level when you are sitting on your deck, you can also add accent lights to the post itself!

In-floor lighting

Adding low-voltage, in-floor lighting to your deck is another excellent choice. You can illuminate corners, stairs, or walking paths. You can also use these to designate seating areas or other workspaces on a more massive patio.

With so many options from which to choose, lighting your deck today is easier than ever before.

To make it even easier, bring in a professional lighting expert from Illuminations USA! We’ll maximize your style and practical needs with the right lighting plan for your deck. Give us a call at 407-880-0700 today to learn more about our outdoor lighting services!