Upgrading your garden lighting can transform your backyard to the peaceful oasis and entertaining space you've always dreamed of.

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Garden Landscape Lighting

Posted on Jul 22

Backyard gardens have always been important havens of solitude for world-weary homeowners, as well as venues for entertaining family members and friends, weather permitting. Some homeowners go to great lengths to include landscaping that makes their garden feel lush, inviting, private, and more. This helps to transport visitors to another world, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The Great Recession made outdoor living spaces even more important as belt-tightening forced families to forego their plans of upgrading… Read More

Carefully consider your lighting choices when illuminating ponds and water features to create the desired effect in your backyard.

5 Landscape Lighting Tips for Ponds and Water Features

Posted on Jun 13

If you’re lucky enough to have a home with adequate outdoor space, you probably want to make the most of it by turning it into a calming retreat. Communing with nature has a restorative effect on the soul, and your backyard can provide easy accommodation with the right water feature lighting. Once you’ve put up a fence for privacy and installed a variety of landscaping features (bushes, trees, flowers, and turf), it’s time to turn your attention to the details… Read More

There are plenty of ways you can add modern lighting elements to a historical home - starting with these tips on incorporating two diverse elements.

5 Historic Home Lighting Design Tips

Posted on May 25

Whether you’ve recently purchased an older home or you’ve been living in one for a while, you might be keen to upgrade the lighting. However, there are additional considerations when you’re dealing with historic home lighting. You want the conveniences and benefits of modern lighting, but you also want to preserve the style and aesthetic of your architecture. Here are a few design tips to help you accomplish all of your goals where lighting is concerned. 1. Match Architectural Style The… Read More

Your lighting decisions can either make or break your home and outdoor decor in your custom home so consider these tips for the perfect ambiance.

Building a Custom Home: 5 Essential Lighting Design Tips

Posted on Apr 28

Designing and building your own custom home can be fun and intriguing, but the process can be daunting, turning an exciting project into a nerve-racking ordeal. Every detail has to be figured out, which can make the experience less than pleasant. Sometimes, it helps to focus on areas of your home that aren’t as stressful, such as the lighting design. Choosing the right lighting is an equally important aspect of home design as many of your other custom home decisions…. Read More

Pathway lights can be beautiful, but there are dozens to choose from. These are our suggestions for pathway lighting designs to brighten up your home.

Pathway Lighting Design Ideas for Your Home

Posted on Mar 27

Light is one of those things that we humans really can’t do without. Just ask anyone who lives in the Pacific Northwest – there’s a reason everyone in Washington has those vitamin D lights, and why they all take supplements like it’s going out of style. Good light is important to both our physical and mental health – which is why it’s equally important to make sure your humble abode is designed with the right lighting for your space and… Read More

Light your exterior spaces properly for round-the-clock curb appeal. Here are a few landscape lighting tips you may want to try.

5 Landscape Lighting Tips to Add Curb Appeal

Posted on Mar 04

When most homeowners think about upgrades, they’re looking to improve the value of their home and see some return on investment. However, there are also upgrades that can increase your use value and make your home more appealing in general, even though they don’t necessarily equate to dollars in your pocket when you sell your property. Although the return on investment for adding curb appeal is iffy, there’s no denying that an attractive exterior makes a good first impression. Whether… Read More

Transform your yard into a well-lit wonderland with a few of these unique landscape lighting ideas for your residence.

5 Unique Residential Landscape Lighting Design Ideas

Posted on Feb 23

Some homeowners don’t put considerable thought into interior lighting design and even less to the illumination outside of their home. However, more and more homeowners interested in making use of all available space on their property are finding ways to turn their yards into outdoor living spaces, ostensibly increasing their usable square footage, at least seasonally. Whether you create entire outdoor rooms complete with full-kitchen cooking spaces (fridge, sink, counter, cooktop) or you hang a TV or projector and add lounge seating, you… Read More

With these inexpensive and easy DIY ideas from Elegant Accents, you can complement any outdoor space, such as a patio, with a beautiful lighting scheme.

DIY Ideas To Compliment Your Outdoor Lighting

Posted on Jan 29

If you have or are in the market for, a new outdoor lighting setup, don’t let the light shine onto an unattractive yard! Use these cheap and easy DIY ideas to make your outdoor space as beautiful and functional as your lighting arrangement. Patios A new patio is a great way to show off your new outdoor lighting and entertain guests. Luckily, using versatile pavers, you can have a gorgeous new outdoor space in no time. Simply dig out the… Read More

Want to make a lasting impression at your next backyard party? Find out how landscape lighting can help make your next get-together a hit.

How to Use Landscape Lighting to Improve Your Parties

Posted on Dec 28

Landscapes and gardens have been irradiated for many years. Landscape lighting can increase security, nighttime aesthetics, and provide much needed light for outdoor parties, sports, and other recreational activities. Here at Elegant Accents we have been providing quality outdoor lighting products and service since 1999. In this post we are going to go over how you can maximize your backyard parties with just the right lighting accents. Illuminate Your Parties Backyard parties are a great way to entertain your friends,… Read More

LED (Light Emitting Diodes) lights are durable, resilient, and efficient, making them a superior security choice when compared to solar lighting.

Solar Lighting v. LED: Why LED is Better For Security

Posted on Nov 09

At Elegant Accents, we strive to provide you with the best lighting solutions, no matter your needs and desires. From small projects to large designs, we are sure to bring your outdoors to light. When designing a landscape and outdoor lighting scheme, we effectively enhance the beauty of your home and its scenery. While creating a striking lighting display is a primary focus, we also consider the best strategy to improve the safety and security of your home. With our… Read More