Friday Favorites: Patriotic Outdoor Lighting Ideas


Summer is officially here and Independence Day is right around the corner! While some people may spend the holiday weekend enjoying a mini vacation outside of Omaha, other people will spend it entertaining with a summer soiree at home. So, with the Fourth of July in mind, we wanted to share some patriotic outdoor lighting ideas to incorporate some red, white, and blue into the mix...

See our patriotic outdoor lighting ideas to incorporate some red, white, and blue into the mix this 4th of July... | McKay Landscape Lighting Omaha Nebraska

Ideas to Light up Your Outdoor Entertainment Area

LED Tape is a great lighting option for your outdoor entertainment areas, especially outdoor kitchens, bars, or deck railings. You can have it set to regular white year-round, and then switch up the colors for special occasions, like Independence Day and other festive holidays or special occasions. 

Looking for something subtle, yet festive this Independence Day? Outdoor string lights are perfect for outdoor dining, entertaining, and gather areas because of their versatility. Read more... | McKay Landscape Lighting Omaha Nebraska

Looking for something subtle, yet festive? Outdoor string lights are perfect for outdoor dining, entertaining, and gather areas because of their versatility. The lights are endlessly adaptable to design patterns and configurations, making them ideal for various types of decks, patios, pergolas, and other outdoor spaces. 

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 for your outdoor space all summer long.

Want to learn more about outdoor string lights? This post is all about backyard entertaining with outdoor string lights <>

Show your patriotism by properly illuminating your American flag throughout the night. Learn more... | Mckay Landscpae Lighting Omaha Nebraska

Make Your American Flag a Focal Point at Night

Whether your entertaining or not, you can show your patriotism by illuminating your American flag throughout the night. Depending on the size and location of the flag, a few lights near the base of the flagpole makes a tremendous difference at night. The light makes your flag a strong focal point and brings out its beautiful colors against the dark sky. 

Did you know there are certain lighting requirements when the American flag is flown throughout the night? Learn more about the American flag lighting requirements»

Color changing options for your landscape lighting design. Click to learn more. McKay Landscape Lighting Omaha Nebraska

Color Changing Options for Landscape Lighting

Besides LED tape light, there are other ways to corporate color changing options into your landscape lighting design. A designer will be able to provide the best options given your space. Here we used color changing bulbs to make this water feature more festive. You can set it at the normal color temperature for year-round pleasure and then change it  for special occasions. 

This Fourth of July, celebrate America's birthday in style by incorporating any of these star-spangled favorites into the mix. And the best part? While these patriotic outdoor lighting ideas are perfectly festive for the occasion, you can utilize them all year long. 

Let the professionals at McKay Landscape Lighting provide a custom landscape lighting design that works for your lifestyle and needs. Schedule your free consultation online, and we’ll contact you to set it up. 

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