Less Is MoreSmall light fixtures maybe all you need to create a pathway lighting
Trendir loved this bar design so much that we had to feature it twice. It’s a bit more luxurious than what we’re used to seeing in our neighbor’s backyard but that doesn’t mean it’s not doable. Focus on creamy neutral and golden hardware if you want an outdoor bar with both modern and feminine touches.
Nous Décor showcased this charming outdoor space. Again, we see varying textures that make it more interesting and appealing. We like that this backyard was styled a bit quirkier and more eclectic making it on the trendier, fashion-forward side of home design.
Check out this gorgeous setup! Complete with its own lights and futuristic feel and unique stools, this is a great route to take if you know that you’ll be doing a lot of entertaining. (via)
These outdoor LED lights come in multiple different brightness levels as well as various different colors. They can be used alone or behind your outdoor furniture to create shadow and subtle lighting where it is most needed.
We’ve showcased this favorite design at Trendir before but we love it so much we had to show it off here as well. An elongated bar with ghost stools and a dash of girlish charm all the way around, it’s a beautiful spot to entertain with. It’s unique too in its blush and grey additions, don’t you think?
More red stools are making this rustic, contemporary setup pop. We found this design on Pinterest and instantly fell in love with its warm and welcoming charm. But we love the blending of two styles that is so evident in its styling.
Create MoonlightMoonlighting can be placed higher or lower to achieve different shades of lighting
Outdoor lighting is a prominent aspect in any outdoor landscape décor it creates ambiance as well as practical function. It can even be taken a step further by incorporating various different lighting fixtures. In order to create the perfect lighting ambiance for you and your current décor.
Multidimensional LightingColorful lighting fixtures give your outdoor space character as well as personality
For a more family friendly design and ones with some fun, pops of color The Monster Lifestyle brings us this covered kitchen. With bar-style seating and a place to mix drinks and grill up some hot dogs, it’s a favorite.
Create drama as well as elegance by having light fixtures that light up your doorway. It creates depth regardless of how big or small the door may be. This is an excellent way of enhancing and enlarging your door way space.
Water LightingLight fixtures in water create dimension and a sense of peace
What’s beautiful about this setup is that you not only get a bar in your backyard but you also get a place to just sit and enjoy a meal with the family. This chic space has all-around vacation worthy vibes that make coming home even better. (via)
We have put together our take on the best outdoor lighting in hopes of giving you some lighting ideas that will inspire you to take your backyard to an entire new level.
Although, your outdoor space can call for larger lighting fixtures. Consider decorating your outdoor furniture with simple lighting that will bring the entire space all together. If you have larger lighting fixtures this is an excellent way to tie your décor with the lighting that you enjoy. Warmer lights work best for this décor option as they create a good atmosphere without being overpowering.
LED LightingLED lighting does not need to be loud and extravagant they can be soft and subtle as well
Here’s another beautiful, contemporary outdoor kitchen complete with a bar area to enjoy all of the sips and treats served up out there. HGTV has more details behind this design but again, we’re drawn to the varying textures and rich neutral tones making for a rich and sophisticated backyard.
Here’s a simple and bright space to grab inspiration from. It’s a classic, outdoor area that’s accompanied by a chic bar filled with lots of room for entertaining. The pop of orange compliments the lighter neutrals. (via)
This collection of spectacular fixtures will convince you that lighting is an important design element and should not be an afterthought. Unusual and distinctive, lighting fixtures can be as much art as they are functional hardware. In addition, you need different kinds of lighting in your home, from low-level mood lighting and bright task lighting to decorative feature lighting. The right lighting in the right location can enhance the look of your home and create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
World of Architecture showcased this impressive, Hollywood-style home and all its luxurious backyard touches. And those luxurious backyard touches include a ultra-modern bar to grab a drink at. It overlooks the pool and is complete with clean lines and sleek edges.
Pinterest had this beauty floating around for inspiration. It’s a great blend of both contemporary style and rustic vibes. The pops of color we get from the stools add personality that we don’t usually see from strictly modern design so it’s nice to have an upbeat turn in this backyard bar scene.
Interior & Exterior Doors featured this modern escape on their site. Filled with interesting texture and a stone wet bar, this is the perfect way to round out your fully-focused backyard. Check out that chic, black high-top bar and how much space there is for all of your family and friends to share in a drink.
Pathway lights are usually one of those least well-done landscape lighting fixtures. The reason being, most homeowners believe they should line their entire pathway with lights. But, when it comes to path lighting less is more. You want to add lighting to your pathway that will help you navigate our way around.
The bar may be on the inside but the seating for the bar is on the outside. We are loving the blend of this space from A House in the Hills. It’s got an easy, Cali vibe offset by delicate furniture that also makes for a cleaner, simpler ethos.
With pathway lighting, you can also get creative and add color or even texture if you place them near interesting plants that give off bright colors.
In the case of having an electrical fireplace, you can choose to change its colors which is another great way to integrate colored lights into your décor.
Water lighting is the idea of having water features around your backyard landscape such as having multiple waterfall and integrating light fixtures inside of them. Light fixtures can be integrated into almost any body of water, which is great as they give off a gleam of light which is quite charming when paired with the soothing sounds of water.
Lighting The Door Door lighting gives the appearance of a larger entryway
Hydrangeas are an excellent option when it comes to adding light to your backyard space. They are not only beautiful to look at but they create shadows when there is lighting around them or directly on them. Which works well for all seasons as even during the cold winter months they offer lighting opportunity.
Light the Areas You LoveYou can also add lighting to plants to enhance their beauty all around
Having a fireplace in your backyard has become a common trend in the recent years and for very good reason as they offer great quality atmosphere while also offering an excellent cozy lighting. You can choose to have a real fireplace or an electrical fireplace.
And finally, we found this design on Pinterest and were immediately drawn to it’s futuristic appeal. There’s a wet bar in the back and we’re loving how you can go from the pool to grab a drink within seconds.
Simple LightingGet creative with the simple lighting in your backyard space
Your entire backyard space does not need to be full of lighting. However, placing lights on your favorite areas of your backyard landscape can create the backyard momentum you seek. One way to do this is to add lighting to objects such as statues, trees, and/or both.
Incorporating light fixture such as outdoor wall sconces, pathway fixtures, dangling lights and accent lights can provide any space a whimsical yet creative feel. While offering the lighting that is needed in your outdoor landscape space.
Crisp and clean, this backyard bar is the perfect set up for lots of entertainment throughout the warmer months of the year. Dinner parties or mingling with the neighbors, there’s space to grab a drink and have a bite to eat. We love the mixed materials and neutral palette helping to transform the area into something even more sophisticated and contemporary. (via)
Mile High Landscaping brings us a super modern outdoor bar but one that has some extra personality. Just look at those stunning red stools making entertaining and enjoying the backyard a lot more fun.
Fireplace LightingFireplace lighting offers a subtle warm way to brighten up your outdoor space
When deciding on which lighting would work best in your outdoor space, consider multi-dimensional lighting. Multidimensional lighting is the process of using different light fixtures in one space to create texture and dimension.
If you’ve got a beautiful backyard space, then it’s only fitting that you utilize it! These 20 modern outdoor bar ideas will make it easy to entertain and enjoy the warmer months within your outside space! Just check out all the ways you can revamp and add some extra fun!
Add HydrangeasHydrangeas offer beauty as well as a bed for better lighting options
Here’s something a bit smaller and more quaint. If you don’t may anything too over-the-top or you just don’t have the space, go with a simple, black and white setup. This space has everything you need. (via)
If you love a bit of romance in your home’s decor, then you’ll really love this space. Offset by florals and greenery, we spy a wooden bar in the background that helps offset this easy lounge space. The lines of the furniture and seats are smooth and contemporary which blends nicely with the more rustic textures. (Insta)
The rule to remember when doing so is yellow/orange lighting should only be used on objects and furniture. Meanwhile, white/blue lights should only be used on plants. Remembering this rule will ensure your backyard space looks the best that it can.
Not all areas of your landscape will naturally attract moonlighting. However, you can create moonlighting on our very own by placing outdoor lighting high in your trees. Approximately, 30-40 feet high is the height you want the lighting fixtures to be. The higher the better as it looks natural and intriguing.
If you want to fill a smaller area with a bar area, check out this design from ReThink Brown. It’s contemporary in style but traditional in its setup with lots of wiggle room in terms of personalizing with color. It’s nice that the lounging area is separate from the prep so there’s more open space.
Here’s a more metropolitan space to gather inspiration from! When you’re limited to a smaller area, you want to utilize every part of it. From the bar to the seating, everything here is strategically placed and used to elongate it. Thanks to Home Decor Gallery, we’ve got this setup to bounce ideas off of.