Perfect Places to Install Outdoor Landscape Lighting to Maximize Your Home’s Curb Appeal

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Installing outdoor lighting for your home can work wonders for improving your home’s “curb appeal” and can quickly and easily make your home one you can be even more proud of when entertaining. The options of where to install outdoor landscape lighting are almost unlimited. Here are several of the most popular places our customers choose to install exterior lighting:



Accent lighting installed underneath or above windows adds a dramatic flair that showcases the beauty of your home at night. Additionally, the lighting can also make you feel more safe and secure in your space. Available in a wide range of styles and options, you’ll have fun exploring all the different ways you can brighten up your home.

Trees, bushes and hedges

Add lights near the base of one tree, or of several, and watch as they take on an almost magical quality at night. Underlit trees, bushes and hedges create an environment that is uniquely yours. For an even more stunning look, add lights to tree branches (this is a popular choice during the holiday season).

Retaining or garden walls

When you add lighting to a retaining wall or a garden wall, you both showcase the beauty of the wall itself and provide a lit pathway for your guests, so nobody is accidentally injured in the dark. You won’t have to worry about children or pets hurting themselves because they couldn’t see while in the yard at night.


Light up your yard and your way by installing safe, sturdy lighting along your outdoor path. Whether it leads to a fire pit or a pool, adding lighting will add safety to your path. Path lighting is intended to be subtle, so the lights are generally close to the ground and point downward. The goal is to provide enough light to lead the way without distracting people on the path.

Water features

Adding lighting around fountains, ponds, waterfalls, streams or other outdoor water features really make them come alive. There’s something other-worldly about watching a lighted fountain or waterfall at night, and it can take the enjoyment and relaxation of your water feature to a whole new level.

Just as it does for the other places suggested, adding outdoor lighting to your fountain, pond, waterfall or other water feature will also help improve safety in your yard. You won’t need to worry about someone tripping into the pond or fountain in the dark, and you’ll be better able to keep an eye on your smallest guests as they enjoy your yard on those warm summer nights.


To learn more about the many options available for your own outdoor lighting projects, check out our portfolio of exterior lighting projects, and then contact Night Vision today. Our outdoor lighting experts will work with you to design landscape and outdoor lighting that meets both your dreams for your yard and your budget.