I have said it many times in this site that if you want the best outdoor lighting ideas to come good, then you have to plan. Effective planning of your outdoor lighting makes the difference between a failed or average project, to one which is full of your best outdoor garden lighting ideas and makes your garden look the perfect picture at night.
So if you are thinking of a new outdoor landscape lighting design or just a re-vamp and re-design, you should be thinking in advance right now. I reckon that you need to go through 3 basic steps to get the best ideas for outdoor lighting working properly.
Look, we all want the best garden we can get. In fact even if we don’t admit it there is a bit of one upmanship in all of us as well. I don’t want you to be too restricted in your outdoor lighting design ideas, but be careful. The grander the outdoor lighting plan, the more can go wrong. Stick to outdoor lighting ideas that are simple first of all. Get the cornerstones of your design in place. Then you can start to elaborate a little here and there. But don’t be too adventurous yet as it could all come crashing down.
On a similar point have a look at what you already have to work with and integrate this with the design. When I looked at some of the decking options for lighting I stressed you should be blending in and forming a flow to your outdoor deck lighting ideas, so that the whole landscape looked right. Pull in the style of the outdoor lighting fixtures you have and match or at least try to blend in with their style