03 May How to illuminate the landscape in the country house
Decorative landscape lighting is one of the most thin faces of the art of garden design, which in recent years becomes not just fashion, but conscious necessity, what strongly includes in country life. The decorative lighting is powerful tool in the hands of the landscape designer, and you can use it not only for to highlight skillfully some areas of the garden and make dark others, but also to emphasize the living beauty of plants or quiet cold water surfaces, to strengthen impression from the grotto or romantic pergolas.
The landscape architect uses a lot of means for creation the necessary light show. Of course, first of all, it’s outdoor lights – lanterns and flood lights, which are dug into the ground or placed on supports. The decorative lighting of architectural compositions, patio and facades of buildings is made out by means facade illumination.
The garden pond, natural or artificial, is beautiful itself, but the additional decorative lighting will give it a completely different look: it makes water to glisten mysteriously as the magic mirror, or to change the color of the water, depending on the type of the lamp. On the edges of the pond or pool are usually placed lanterns of various colors, shapes, size and power or set the outdoor flood lights, what create a bright spot. Usually, beam of outdoor flood lights is directed to the decorative sculpture or the group of aquatic plants.
The decorative lighting of the walls and garden paths is made by decorative fluorescent bars. Each flashlight is situated on the platform with a pin, what helps to fix it easy on the ground.
If speak about the decorative lighting of grottoes, arbors, pergolas (with the help of colored garlands, electric torches and “candles”), so need to say that the accommodation of hidden lights in sculptural groups allows you to do all the corners of the garden are available regardless of time of day, and make the relax in the gazebo or on the shore of a pond comfortable and pleasant. But most importantly, the play of light and shade creates the illusion of motion of decorative elements of the garden. So no you know that the decorative lighting is the unique tool, and if the designer has mastered to perfection, he can use it to create wonders.