A good lighting design for the garden is essential to create an enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere that facilitates and stimulates conviviality between guests.
The function of light is also to emphasise particular details to make the space more attractive and evocative: light is able to enhance volumes and give new life to even the simplest architectural elements such as stairs, walkways, balustrades and handrails.
Light in gardens also serves as an indication of the different paths or to signal the functions of different areas.
Lastly, good lighting of outdoor spaces serves to increase their safety, facilitating their use even at night.
Let's discover together how best to illuminate the various areas of gardens, focusing in particular on private gardens and those of hospitality facilities.
The lighting of pathways is essential to ensure safety, to show guests the correct route and also to create an atmosphere that characterises the garden.
An alternative to spotlights are lighting poles, which in addition to providing adequate illumination can be considered true interior design accessories that can be customised in different shapes, materials and finishes.
Outdoor veranda lighting must be functional, but at the same time it can create a cosy and relaxing atmosphere that put guests at their ease.
One option is to use pendant lamps with an IP65 rating for general or indirect light.
On the other hand, if you want to emphasise the design of the furniture, you can enhance it by using a linear light profile - like our Wanda - to be placed underneath seats, tables or counters.
Two different solutions can be adopted to illuminate outdoor tables.
The first, only possible in the presence of a roof, consists in adopting a pendant lamp, such as our Wanda IP65 capable of providing both general and indirect light.
Alternatively, for a more functional but at the same time atmospheric light, it is possible to use dimming lamps directly placed on the table.
Private gardens often also have a bar area or a proper outdoor kitchen. In this type of space, lighting has a purely functional role: it is important that the amount of light is sufficient to allow the preparation of drinks and dishes.
The best scenario is to use ceiling lights such as recessed spotlights or pendant lamps that provide punctual light.
The lighting of green areas is closely linked to the characteristics of the various types of vegetation.
To illuminate half-stemmed plants, the best system is to use directional ground projectors, such as our Vision.
The illumination of tall trees, on the other hand, must generate a dramatic and more atmospheric effect, which enhances their shapes and emphasises their majesty. To do this, the trunk must be lit from the ground.
Ground plants are best enhanced by lighting that can come either from low bollards that illuminate the foliage from above, or through recessed spotlights that create a broadening effect of the foliage.
It is also important to choose a light source that emphasises the colour of the foliage so that it looks more vivid and saturated.
The living area is one of the most complex rooms in the home to illuminate because it is a versatile space intended for different activities. Your living room is more than just a place to sit and watch TV; it's the heart of your home, where you relax, entertain guests, and spend quality time with your loved ones. One key element that can transform the atmosphere of your living room is lighting.
The kitchen is one of the most utilized rooms in the house, known for snacking, eating, morning coffee, checking the fridge, or just hanging out without a purpose. We cook and socialize in this space, so adequate illumination will ensure the convenient preparation of dishes and a pleasant time for eating delicious meals.
Properly illuminating the garden is essential to experience this environment fully and make it welcoming and relaxing. By adapting the light to the characteristics of the space and vegetation, it is possible to create memorable and spectacular settings that enhance the environment by improving its perception. Landscape and light designers can work together and bring light where it was impossible before by planning it all in advance.