6 Inventive Outdoor Lighting Ideas

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Inventive outdoor lighting ideas for your home

It is possible to utilize outdoor lighting ideas to boost the look and feel of your home and lawn. You can have the best looking house in the neighborhood, but it won’t appear like a show case winner without well-thought out lighting. Well-planned Tampa outdoor lighting can provide your home with a whole new look and make your household feel secure from possible intruders when night falls. Choosing Between Solar or Electrical Before you decide on which outdoor lighting ideas will… Read More

How to Highlight Your Home’s Architectural Features With Lighting

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Are you overwhelmed by the choices you have when it comes to adding lighting to your home? Elegantly accent your home's architectural features with these tips.

Whether your home features Victorian embellishments or it’s an ultra-modern assembly of flat planes and harsh angles, it’s possible to highlight the architectural features you adore with the outdoor lighting you choose. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Practical versus Aesthetic Lighting When incorporating new design elements, it is said that form follows function. In other words, you first have to take practical considerations into account before addressing creative aspects of your design. In terms of architectural lighting,… Read More

5 Landscape Lighting Tips for Ponds and Water Features

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

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

5 Historic Home Lighting Design Tips

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

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

Building a Custom Home: 5 Essential Lighting Design Tips

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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.

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 Lighting Design Ideas for Your Home

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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.

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

5 Unique Residential Landscape Lighting Design Ideas

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

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

DIY Ideas To Compliment Your Outdoor Lighting

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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.

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

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

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

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