June 24, 2024

How Adding Lights To Your Shed Can Help Change The Perception Of Your Garden

Your garden storage shed doesn’t have to just sit there as a unit you just throw your tools and gardening equipment and furniture into. It doesn’t have to just be functional; you can spruce things up a bit and add items to it that accentuate the décor and aesthetic of the overall garden setup. One way in which you can achieve a great look is to add lights to your garden shed, helping to transform your garden in the process.

Let’s take a look at how to go about choosing the correct lighting setup for your garden shed. 

Assess the natural light

One way to transform your garden shed is to add lights, but first off you need to assess the natural light that your garden and your shed currently gets each day. Some gardens receive a lot more light than others, and you need to think about this when placing your garden shed and when considering where to put garden furniture for you to use in the summer. Some sheds can get very hot if exposed to direct sunlight for most of the day, so assess the natural light and whether or not you need to add lights to the interior of your shed or whether to add solar lights that soak up the sun’s rays during the day.

Do you need artificial light?

If you do need artificial light, of any kind, consider the strength of certain light bulbs and how much of this you’ll need inside your shed, and also to light up the surrounding areas in your back garden. There are different choices you can make at this point, including taking your shed off the grid and adding solar panels to the roof and powering outdoor lighting using this source, or installing more conventional lighting options, from fluorescent strip lighting inside the shed, to security lighting with bright bulbs.

Fairy lights

A simple and effective way to turn your shed into something magical, is to add fairy lights to the outside of the structure. Whether battery powered or solar powered, they can be used to add a cosy and comfortable ambience when the sun goes down. They can help transform your garden into a relaxing paradise, especially in the summer months when you want to sit in your garden long into the night after the sun has gone down.

Security lighting

Not only does adding lights to your shed help to make things much ‘prettier’ in how your garden appears, but carefully selected lighting options can also be installed on your shed as a deterrent to potential criminals. Motion sensor lights can be installed that light up bright and scare off intruders. 

The lights you choose to install should always be secondary as to the actual choice of shed you go for. It is the icing on the cake, adding lights that help accentuate the overall feel of the garden. Make sure to choose a supplier of metal sheds that provide you with a robust shed to store away your luxury garden furniture whilst also complementing the aesthetic of the garden style. A strong metal garden storage shed gives you peace of mind that your garden furniture, bikes, DIY tools, and gardening equipment is safe and secure, whilst the shed can also look great. Now add some lights and away you go. The perfect shed to transform your garden.