An Ethereal Splendor: 11 Classic Ideas for Lighting Your Terrace

Idea for lighting a terrace
You can so wonderfully make your terrace twinkle for you, as you decorate it with lights. No need to wait for the Christmas holidays to dazzle it up; a few light strings, colorful lanterns, pretty looking candles, or a combination of them all, and anyone coming home is set to gift you an awe-inspiring smile in return.
Low Lighting near Plants
Low Lighting Near Plants
Let the light be smudged with the tiny shrubs in your garden. Lights at a lower level beautifully light up the pathways and spaces adjacent to the walls.
Step Lights
Step Lights
If you are thinking of some simple, yet brilliant terrace lighting designs, choose built-in lights for the stairs. They make you feel like you're on a cruise. Besides, they ensure better visibility in the night, so that you don't trip over the steps.
Water Feature with Lights
Water Feature with Lights
The water element just does all your work. Get any kind of lights fixed right under the waterfall or spill in your terrace, and enjoy the magic!
Hanging Lanterns
Hanging Lanterns
If you cannot spare time on terrace decoration or lighting, lanterns always come handy. Place them at uneven heights and follow asymmetrical spacing to give the terrace an inviting feel.
Fireplace Lighting
Fireplace Lighting
What else would you want for those cooler evenings? While you do the terrace furniture, get a corner or an entire wall designated for a fire feature to keep you warm and the terrace illumined.
Decorate with Candles
Decorate with Candles
Candles have to be on the list of terrace lighting ideas. Use them as they are, place them in glass holders or lanterns, or simply on an artistic stand; they are the best decor to an open space. You can also place candles in a manner to make an illuminated pathway out of it.
Ground Lighting
Ground Lighting
Built-in floor lights work excellent for roof-top terraces and big open spaces, as they allow you to create an ambiance using minimal lighting.
String Lights
String Lights
Using string or fairy lights in any fashion you please is an evergreen idea, especially for smaller spaces. In no time, it can make any terrace look like a happening place.
Decorative Lantern Shadows
Decorative Lantern Shadows
Metal decorative lanterns look amazing when lit up. The shadows they cast on the walls and floor lend a mesmerizing look to the terrace.
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LED Balloon Lights
LED Balloon Lights
Go for LED balloon lights when you prepare your terrace for a party. Glow sticks inside a balloon is a simpler idea, if you want to make them at home.
Cane Lights
Cane Lights
Lighting the terrace with cane lights gives it a rustic touch. They come in different designs, which can hang down from the ceiling. Covering a wall-mounted light with a cane wicker basket is another great idea.
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