6 Ways to Light Up Your Deck or Patio

6 Ways to Light Up Your Deck or Patio

When you’ve put countless hours into building your dream patio or deck, you should be able to enjoy it day or night – and no matter the season. After all, you want to get the most out of your outdoor living area, right? By adding the right outdoor lighting to your space, you can enhance its overall look and ensure easy navigation by everyone. Here are six easy ways to light up your deck or patio! 

String Lights

Are you the type of person who waits until March to put away their Christmas lights? Good news! You might not have to mess with them at all. LED string lights are a great way to light your outdoor space and add undeniable appeal. You can wrap them around trees, hang them below cabinets, or string them along railing. The possibilities are virtually endless.

Recessed Lighting

If you have a covered deck or patio, recessed lighting is the perfect way to create an inviting space. Not only do they make your space appear larger, they’re trendy and allow you to highlight particular features.

Step & Stair Lighting

At night, patio steps and deck stairs can pose a risk to anyone walking up or down them. It only takes one missed step for something bad to happen. Illuminating steps and stairs is both practical and an effective way to add charm.

Outdoor Kitchen & Grill Lighting

So, you’ve just finished putting the final touches on your new outdoor kitchen or grill area and can’t wait to plan your first party. Make sure your soiree goes off without a hitch by installing under-table lighting. Adding lights under your countertops, grill and table ensures everyone can see what they’re doing at all times. You will especially want to consider this type of lighting to prevent injuries from happening, like cuts and burns, while in the cooking areas.


Strategically placed lanterns can add a sense of beauty and simplicity to your deck or patio. You can choose to make them the centerpiece of your outdoor eating area, or you can place them along a pathway for both safety and aesthetic purposes. With numerous styles and colors available, you can design an area that’s reflective of you. If you want the lighting without the warmth, you can opt for LED lanterns instead; however, with colder weather making its way to Texas, you might enjoy the added comfort. Just don’t forget to blow out the flame!

Post Caps

If your deck or patio features posts, you can have lights installed on the tops of each of them to increase visibility and the ambiance of your space. No matter your style preferences, you can find a post cap to match it! There’s no denying this unique type of lighting will make your outdoor living area stand apart from the rest.

There are so many ways to light up your deck or patio, and it can be difficult to choose the best route for your budget and layout. The experienced and professional lighting technicians at The Perfect Light are here to help you achieve your vision. We can complete a comprehensive inspection and help you determine an effective solution that meets all your needs. Give us a call today at 972-304-3330 to learn more about our outdoor lighting services.

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