May is right around the corner and that means one thing – summer is almost here! We’re lucky to live in a climate where our days are warm and nights are cool. And when days get longer and hotter, we naturally move outdoors to soak up the sun, gather with our friends, and settle in to enjoy the cool evening breezes with wine and cocktails in hand.In Southern California, our outdoor spaces have become a natural extension of our homes, another “room” to entertain, enjoy in our Mediterranean climate, and to relax and unwind. That’s why creating an inviting outdoor space has become so popular in recent years. Not only that, but it can add immediate benefits – both to your home value and to your peace of mind!If you’re considering an upgrade or just want to put some finishing touches to your outdoor living space, we’ve picked out some great ideas to get the perfect relaxing and entertaining space ready for those long summer nights.
1. Create a Festive Feeling with Elegant Outdoor LightingHighlight the best part of your outdoor areas with purposefully placed lighting. Guests will naturally be drawn in to the evening glow. String lights are great for a party atmosphere, surrounded by friends and family and chatting the night away, whether sitting fireside or floating along in the pool. Plus, lighting around the pool area provides an added benefit of safety! Overhead string lights can create a sense of enclosure as well, providing a cozy way to enjoy company. Looking for a more relaxed, romantic atmosphere? Try candles along a pathway or light globes nested in surrounding trees.
2. Music for the Masses (or Just for You!)Whether having an evening party and need some bumping beats or spending a lazy Sunday by the pool relaxing with some rejuvenating tunes, having a proper outdoor audio system with incredible sound quality will elevate your space, whether that space is cozy or grand.The right sized system matters: A small speaker won’t fill a large area with sound and a larger system might overpower smaller yards (and neighbors). The key is having great sound quality for your particular space. Our audio experts will configure the perfect sound system for your space, from small patios to vast estates. Plus, your new Mobile Illuminations audio system connects wirelessly and streams music seamlessly – so you can spend more time enjoying it, not setting it up.
3. Landscape Lighting Fixtures to Show Off Your Best FeaturesIf you have a carefully crafted garden, lush flowers, or some awe-inspiring trees, make them glow at night with the use of spotlights, LED lights, or shining pathways. Just because the sun’s not out doesn’t mean you and your guests shouldn’t enjoy every inch of your garden. Spotlights are also great for accenting sculptures, fountains, and architecture too. Dramatic lighting will bring your garden to life at night and sets the stage for some great summer evenings.
Did you know? Mobile Illumination offers a no-obligation lighting demo. See what our professionals can do for your backyard, pool, or patio, with zero commitment. The process is quick and easy and you get to enjoy the lights for a week to decide if it fits your needs.