While the obvious focus of many San Antonio summers is obviously warm sunlit days, the stunning summer nights should not be forgotten. In fact, if you build and decorate your backyard just right then the best parts of your summer could be the nights that you spend relaxing in and around your pool. One of the most important things that you need to consider when designing or remodeling your pool area is the lighting in your backyard.
Making the right choices when it comes to outdoor lighting can mean the difference between a cold inhospitable backyard and a warm inviting personal oasis. The main thing to remember is that you’re allowed to use your imagination; you don’t have to utilize conventional lighting fixtures and arrangements. With a little imagination, ingenuity, and inventiveness, you can have a backyard and pool that are lit up perfectly for nighttime adventures.
If you’ve been to a hardware store in the last decade or so then you’ve probably come across large translucent glass balls. The actual purpose of these decorative oddities is that they are supposed to be used indoors as glass shades. However, we find that they make perfect lights for pools, backyards, and gardens.
While you could get a professional to run lights through them for you, if you happen to have old Christmas lights laying around then you can actually do it yourself. Simply place the lights in the ball and then position it on the ground wherever you want – we recommend placing them at the base of trees, between rocks, or among shrubs.
Mounted Solar Lights
Solar lights are great for a number of reasons. Firstly, they run off of solar energy, meaning that they aren’t connected to your household’s power grid, so they end up saving you money on your electricity bills. Secondly, since they aren’t connected to your household’s power grid then it stands to reason that they are usually relatively simple to install around your home – you could probably do it yourself! Lastly and probably most importantly, the light that solar lights typically give off is gentler on the eyes.
A lot of San Antonio homeowners usually opt to have solar lights at ground level around their pool and backyard; however, why not go against the grain and place yours higher up. Consider placing your solar lights on fence posts, trees, or raised decorative features around your pool. This can be useful if you have children, your backyard is small, or you simply get a lot of foot traffic around your pool.
Oh mason jars, you really are a do-it-yourselfer’s best friend. This lighting solution is extremely simple to implement yet still beautiful and unique as well. All you need r mason jars (as many as you want), small pebbles or sand, and tea lights. Fill the bottom of the mason jars with your small pebbles or sand and then securely place the tea light in the jars. Now you have decorative lights that are perfect for your poolside tables! If you’re felling adventurous then you can use strong wire or chains to make a simple handle to hang your jar lights up high.
What Are Your Favorite Types Of Outdoor Lights In San Antonio?
These outdoor lights may be simple and inexpensive; however, they are also extremely creative and unique as well. These modest lights can transform your pool area from a cold uninviting place into a warm welcoming backyard oasis. Enjoy your summer nights in San Antonio right from the comfort of your backyard.