The way the outside of your annexe looks is the first overall impression of your annexe.
Between outdoor furniture, gardening accessories and other types of exterior decoration, it’s easy to have a stylish and presentable garden, especially in the spring and summer months.
The front and back of your home are equally important, being that the front is the first thing seen and the back is where people tend to gather.
Just like decorations, lighting is significant as well. Implementing lights may sound obvious, but it seems as though many homeowners use them for one function only, light. While this is the most important function, they can be used for decoration at the same time. Don’t just illuminate your garden to see, illuminate it for style.
Front Door Lighting
Welcome yourself home with beautiful front door lighting options. Since it’s most likely the main entrance, these lights will not go unnoticed. Depending on the style of your annexe or the type of front entrance you have, there are different ways to go about choosing the most fitting option. This includes style, size and placement.
Whether you choose to hang lights, mount them to the annexe or both, it’s important to choose a style that best suits you and the home. Although having proper outdoor lighting plays a significant role in safety, don’t let that be your only consideration. This is the time to be creative.
Hanging lights, such as lanterns and pendants, are ideal for tall entrances. Without a hanging fixture, the space may look too empty.
Another idea is mounting the fixture on some kind of post. These are often referred to as pier mount lights. This light fixture makes the annexe stand out, potentially making it the accent piece of the garden.
Piers aren’t only placed near the front door, they can be placed in the path leading up to the front door, as well as the driveway. An illuminated walkway has the power to create a serene experience when walking towards the door.
Enhance your landscape with post lantern lights, path lights and well lights. Even during the day, when they’re not yet lit up, they add that something extra and bring attention to the green grass and/or garden. These lights bring curb appeal to the front garden and sophisticated style in the back.
With landscape lighting, you can enjoy the garden late into the evening, especially if you spend a great deal of time outside or host gatherings in the garden.
Adding lighting beyond the typical one or two lights can provide extra security as well, especially if they’re motion sensored or automatically light up when the sun goes down.
You have many options to illuminate your deck including lamp posts, lanterns attached to your annexe, hanging lanterns, string lighting, fire pits, candles, tiki torches, surrounding garden lights and more.
Front Path Lighting
If you have a path from the street/driveway to your front door, it’s a good idea to illuminate it.
Fortunately you have many options including low-to-the-ground lights and/or light posts.