How To Light Up Your Garden


Just because it’s almost September doesn’t mean summer is over, we’ve just had a scorcher of an August bank holiday weekend and the night haven’t reached sub zero temperatures just yet. There’s no better feeling than sipping a glass of wine or mug of hot chocolate in the garden in the evening, no matter the season. Lighting is one of the most essential parts to any garden renovation. Below we’ll share our favourite Instagram garden renovations and garden lighting tips.

I Am Hayley Stuart – We are in love with Hayley’s Moroccan Al Fresco Garden. Literally Nailed it. Festoons £10Chianti Shade £18

Pandora Maxton – Pandora’s Parisian Pergola is giving us all the feels. Chianti Shade £18

Apogee Interiors – Emma’s Colourful Corner is the perfect place for a post dinner coffee.

Home Joy R – Joy’s zonal zen garden has been named our office’s favourite garden. From the outdoor living area featuring her very own fire pit to the reading nook under the Pergola – this garden is perfect for any occasion. Festoons £10Trenley PIR £15

Arty Nads – We are  l i v i n g  for Nadia’s Chianti Shade DIY, her veranda is pretty perfect too. Chianti Shade £18

The House That Black Built – We simply could not exclude Chelsea’s garden, the renovation had us on the edge of our seats for weeks, waiting for to be done and Chelsea did – not – disappoint.

Our Top Lighting Tips

1)      Use Wicker shades under a pergola to create the ultimate bohemian garden. Our wicker shades aren’t IP rated but our festoon lights are. Hang our one of our wicker shades from one of the festoon light bulbs to light up your shade. Or leave it unlit as a decoration.

2)      Festoon Lighting – nothing screams the perfect garden lighting more than festoons. We think the more the better.

3)      Function and form – more than anything, your garden lighting should be functional (and look great). Luckily, with our range of PIR outdoor lights, you can have both. PIR lights work using a motion sensor so they turn on when it detects you in its radius.

4)      Placement – when choosing where to out your garden lights it’s important to consider where you’ll need them most. Decorative lights such as wicker shades should be placed where you’re most likely to sit whereas PIR lighting should be placed where you’re most likely to be doing things like barbequing, near your doors back into the house or next to bins.