Exterior lighting is typically thought of as landscape lighting, highlighting steps and paths around a property. However, each piece of outdoor lighting contributes to the overall appearance of your home, perhaps most notably, the lights next to the front door. Outdoor sconces, when placed by the front door, provide safety and security while providing a welcoming portal for accepting guests into your home. Determining where to place these fixtures is a combination of visual weight and math. When selecting a size of and outdoor lantern, consider the height of the door. The lamp should not overpower the facade of your home, but should be substantial enough to not appear too small. It is a good rule of thumb to select a lantern that looks larger than you think you need, because once it is mounted on your house it will look smaller from the street than it will sitting in your hands.
Plastic outdoor furniture is fast becoming a popular choice for patios and decks across America for its durability, low maintenance and affordability. But even when plastics appear to be smooth, they have an absorbent surface and over a short period of time, weather takes its toll on all outdoor furniture, giving it a dingy and dull appearance. While many homeowners hose off their outdoor furniture, using a mild cleaning detergent, mild cleaners are not sufficient when it comes to removing tree sap, soot, pollution and weather marks. Follow these easy cleaning tips to keep your outdoor furniture looking its best all season long.
Make the home feel more warm and welcoming with garden candle lanterns. These truly marvelous decorative lanterns radiate with friendly warmth that would surely uplift the ambiance of its surroundings. Coupled with its subdued lighting that flicker ever so gently, this garden lamp has the ability to calm the soul and soothe the feelings of whoever beholds them. Installing these lighted ornaments in the garden would accord it a magical charm that would surely earn the praise and admiration of the guests or family.
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