How To Create a Perfect Outdoor Lighting For Your Backyard Space – 4 Tips

Whether you are grilling poolside or hosting an outdoor soiree, relaxing and unwinding after work, or looking to swim a few laps, outdoor lighting is a major contributor to the atmosphere of your outdoor environment.

Even late in the summer, the heat provides the perfect setting to linger outside with a cool beverage. Here are Imagine Backyard Living’s key takeaways when it comes to perfecting your outdoor lighting game.

Light Responsibly

It’s a great thing to spend time without too much artificial light. In fact, it’s one of the most relaxing things about letting the day go – slowly sinking into darkness through the magic hour in your very own exceptional outdoor space. When it comes to your backyard, don’t overdo lighting to ensure that you can fully participate in the natural rhythms of the seasons.

Energy Efficient

If possible, consider installing wall switches or portable controls on automated timers or sensors to drive the most in security, convenience, and energy savings.

Soft and Subtle

For key areas, illumination is important but for other areas, a soft and subtle lighting look can enhance landscaping, show off your property, and induce a deep sense of relaxation. Instead of going overboard, talk to our professional team about how to play up your property’s sense of aesthetic for all hours of the day and night.


Several areas of your backyard space: the outdoor kitchen or grill area, pathways, steps, and serving stations require a bit more attention when it comes to lighting. These areas need task-specific and focused light to provide safety and visibility.

Imagine Backyard Living in Scottsdale

All outdoor lighting fixtures should be quality crafted to withstand the elements while promoting visual cohesion within your space. Get in touch with our team to find out more about how we can help you set the stage right.

Hot Tubs, Swim Spas & Patio Essentials in Scottsdale

Is your backyard living space in need of a little more than just outdoor lighting? If it’s time to take your backyard from drab to fab, our experts at Imagine Backyard Living in Scottsdale have you covered. We have a wide selection of industry-leading hot tubs, swim spas, and patio essentials for you to choose from, available right at our showroom!
Equip your backyard space with the addition of:

Better yet? Our team can even help you to install your spa, so that it maintains a cohesive aesthetic and achieves a built-in look.

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