It's officially summer, and Independence Day is right around the corner! Whether you plan to spend it in Omaha entertaining a small soiree or in your backyard solo, we have some patriotic outdoor lighting ideas to dress up the exterior of your home by incorporating a little red, white, and blue into the mix.
Patriotic Landscape Lighting Ideas for Your Home
This Fourth of July, celebrate in style by with any of the following star-spangled favorites. And the best part? While these patriotic outdoor lighting ideas are perfectly festive for the occasion, you can utilize them all year long.
LED Tape Lighting
LED tape is an excellent option for illuminating your outdoor entertainment areas, especially outdoor kitchens, bars, or deck railings. Year-round you can have it set to regular white and then switch up the colors for special occasions, like the Fourth of July or other festive holidays and special occasions.
Outdoor Bistro String Lights
For a subtle yet festive alternative, outdoor string lights are a perfect option for outdoor gathering areas. They are adaptable to many design patterns and configurations. This versatility makes string lights great for outdoor dining and entertaining areas, including decks, patios, pergolas, pools, and other common outdoor spaces.
You can decorate your space with red, white, and blue decor (see our Pinterest board for ideas) and let the string lights provide a unique nighttime ambiance to your backyard all summer long.
Make Your American Flag a Focal Point at Night
Whether you're entertaining or not, you can show your patriotism by illuminating your American flag throughout the night. Often a few lights, depending on the flag size and location, near the base of the pole can make a tremendous difference at night.
When properly illuminated, the light brings out the beautiful colors of the flag against the dark sky, making it a strong focal point at night.
Color Changing Options for Landscape Lighting
Besides LED tape light, there are other ways to corporate color into your landscape lighting design. A lighting designer can provide some customized options for your space. In the water feature above, we used color-changing bulbs to make it more festive. It's the normal color temperature for year-round pleasure, and the homeowner can change the colors for special occasions.
Looking to Enhance Your Property?
Our dedicated team at McKay Landscape Lighting works with you to create a custom landscape lighting design that's unique to your property. From design to installation to service, you can count on our team of experts to make sure you are happy with your lighting system for years to come.