As summer draws to a close, we can look forward to spending more of these crisp fall evenings enjoying our outdoor living areas. If your space has an outdoor fireplace, perhaps you are looking forward to more cozy evenings unwinding fireside or simply enjoying the fire's warmth with loved ones.
An outdoor fireplace is a unique aspect to any outdoor living space. Adding another layer of light makes it even more of a beautiful focal point at night. There are a few different ways you can light an outdoor fireplace. We are sharing two popular and effective outdoor fireplace lighting techniques.
Popular Outdoor Fireplace Lighting Ideas:
outdoor fireplace Uplighting
Many fireplaces are made of natural stone, uplighting the stonework creates unique shadow effects. The light gently crawls up the fireplace not to over overpower it or take away from the effect the fire brings.
outdoor fireplace Downlighting
Another popular outdoor lighting technique is downlighting onto an outdoor fireplace. If you have mature trees that overhang nearby, this technique provides a unique, natural soft light on the fireplace and surrounding environment. It also keeps the area safe at night for you, your family, and visiting guests.
Installing Outdoor Lighting Around a Fireplace:
The best and most effective way to install landscape lighting around an outdoor fireplace is to plan the design before construction begins. Planning ahead and working with the other contractors on the project not only provides more fixture placement options but it allows us to lay the groundwork before the concrete or pavers are set.
If your outdoor fireplace is already constructed, landscape lighting is still a great option! A designer will discuss all of your options for adding light during the consultation.
Ready for outdoor fireplace lighting? Schedule your free consultation with an outdoor lighting designer to discuss your needs. McKay Lighting has over 25 years of experience creating elegant designs and completing flawless installations.
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We’ve been in the landscape industry since 1987, becoming a dedicated landscape lighting firm in 1992. Our experienced lighting team provides the expertise and experience needed to light your outdoor space for both beauty and security. Our goal is to provide the highest quality, custom lighting services