Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will very likely need to spend summer holidays like Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day at home. That’s all the more reason to take a look at your outdoor living spaces and look for ways to improve your outdoor lighting. It’s much easier to enjoy time spent outside when the area is welcoming and well-lit!
Here are a few ways that lights can help you observe summer holidays at home.
Add an Outdoor Chandelier
One way to truly turn outdoor living spaces into outdoor rooms is to add lights like what you have indoors. Outdoor chandeliers are designed to withstand the elements, incorporating glass shades to protect exposed light bulbs. They also incorporate lots of style!
Most outdoor chandeliers are damp area rated, meaning they should be used only in covered areas such as porches or patios. Make sure to double check the rating before you buy.
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String Up Some Style
Outdoor string lights are a great way to illuminate an outdoor space, plus they only require the use of a normal power outlet, so they’re very easy to install. We offer outdoor string light strands with many different styles of bulb, including eye-catching Edison looks, globe shapes and small candelabra ones that recall iconic Christmas light bulbs.
You can use string lights pretty much anywhere outdoor–except directly over a pool due to electrocution risk. We have more advice on how to use string lights in our String Lights 101 guide.
It’s not fun to spend time outside when it’s really hot! Thankfully, it’s very easy to make things more comfortable–just add an outdoor ceiling fan. Like with outdoor chandeliers, these ceiling fans are specially designed to withstand the elements and also come in damp and wet designations. The fan pictured above is wet rated, so it can be used in an exposed area like a gazebo.
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Let the Music Play
Here’s a cool way to perk up your outdoor lighting that can go anywhere: portable outdoor lanterns from Kichler that also double as Bluetooth speakers! The South Hope and Lyndon lanterns offer a combination of dimmable light, style, convenience and the ability to take your favorite tunes outside. (Plus, these lanterns can be a helpful source of light during power outages.)
For even more advice on creating great outdoor rooms, check out 5 Tips to Create a Cozy Outdoor Patio Space.
Do you have any plans for spending your summer holidays at home? Recipes, music playlists, decor or other ideas? Share them with us in the comments!