Outdoor lighting requires the same care and attention as an indoor lighting design project. In particular, illuminating the veranda is essential in terms of technical and aesthetic performance. In fact, in addition to defining the external atmosphere of the home, light plays a decisive functional role.
After working out the veranda furnishing, for the home you are dealing with, it is necessary to plan the lighting correctly, both aesthetically and functionally.
The outdoor lamps ideal for a loggia should provide levels of brightness that guarantee safety and freedom of movement in outdoor spaces... without giving up a surprising visual effect.
In this article, you will find 5 useful tips on how to illuminate the veranda and then the most appropriate solutions for this outdoor environment.
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5 useful tips for how to illuminate the veranda
To realise a complete lighting project, here are 5 directions to follow:
- Combine the use of multiple lighting sources
- Select the best lamps for ambient lighting
- Take care of task lighting
- Switch to accent lighting solutions
- Set the mood best suited to the illumination of the veranda
Let's analyse each one point by point.
1. Combine the use of multiple lighting sources
The success of the best realisations of decorative lighting for the home lies in the combination of the use of multiple light sources. To fully meet all the technical needs, we advise you to do the same.
Combine the luminous potential of different solutions and create a composition of great functional value, which also satisfies your client’s aesthetic sense.
2. Select the best lamps for ambient lighting
The key to setting the right atmosphere in any outdoor environment, as well as on the veranda, is to select the best lamps for ambient lighting.
The most suitable solutions for this purpose are suspension lamps: an extremely versatile model both from an aesthetic and functional point of view.
Positioned in the centre of the ceiling individually or in composition, this type of lamp will be perfect as a source of direct and homogeneous light.
3. Take care of task lighting
This design step is a must to illuminate the veranda optimally: take care of the task lighting. Outdoors, the light should first guide the observer towards the interior of the house.
4. Switch to accent lighting solutions
Once the most suitable lamps have been identified to confer ambient lighting and task lighting, it is necessary to switch to accent lighting solutions.
This type of lighting is useful for highlighting architectural details, decorative accessories for the outdoors or furnishing accessories placed on the veranda.
In this case, we recommend that you select wall lamps for the items you want to highlight.
5. Set the mood best suited to the illumination of the veranda
With the ultimate goal of setting the mood best suited to the illumination of the veranda, choose between cold or warm light sources. Each degree of brightness will have the power to outline a different climate: full of vibrations, intimate and welcoming, or energetic and stimulating.
The ideal decorative lamps to illuminate the veranda with style
Regarding the indications mentioned above, we will illustrate the technical and aesthetic characteristics of some models of decorative lamps designed to illuminate the veranda with style.
Standard lamps: not only excellent sources of task lighting
Standard lamps in white-grey technopolymer would be perfect for decorating the pool side in the back of the house and frame the area with intense brightness. Aesthetic charm and functional lighting come together in a perfect solution for outdoor spaces.
This particular model, characterised by white PVC rods, almost invites you to touch it. An excellent task lighting solution that, like an authentic design object, has a strong stylistic character.
Suspension lamps: the perfect combination of style and functionality
Give dim and suffused light to the spaces with straw-yellow glass suspension lamps.
With a play on shadows and reflected light, you could revive a small courtyard at the back of the house or a summer garden. It is a structure with a retro charm and a unique profile, enlivened by vitreous ripples of great stylistic impact; a suspension lamp that achieves full stylistic expression immersed in greenery or even in furnishing contexts with a contemporary taste.
If you prefer other materials and textures, you could install a white fibreglass suspension lamp above the table in the centre of the patio. The soft curves of this lamp will fit perfectly with the bucolic atmosphere of any outdoor space.
It is an extraordinary style statement, ideal for entertaining guests and friends on a covered patio or in a conservatory located in a large garden.
However, if you don't want to give up the aesthetic potential of this material, you could still select a lamp with a white fibreglass shade. It has been created to stand out in the furnishing context, designed for the pergola or veranda outside the home, and attract the observer's gaze.
This decorative lamp has a remarkable stylistic versatility, which allows it to be inserted into the most varied furnishing compositions: country or rustic, chic or modern. A creative solution to always offer new light fantasies and guarantee both ambient lighting and task lighting on the veranda.
Otherwise, choose a decorative solution with a material spirit and evocative forms: opt for white ceramic suspension lamps with small decorative accessories. You could place them along a small cobbled path, in a small orangery or on the veranda ceiling.
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Try to imagine your clients, in the company of friends or guests, strolling through the garden or relaxing on the veranda, enjoying the calm of the twilight. This lamp, both in black and white, is able to decorate outdoor environments with elegance by dressing them up with directional and intense light.
Table lamps: small notes of bright accent
In order not to renounce to the essential notes of bright accents, place some table lamps in satin glass on small coffee tables in the garden. The opaque texture of the glass will favour the dispersion of soft light reflections: ideal for creating an intimate and rarefied atmosphere.
In this case, table lamps combine the luminous potential of a standard lighting solution and the decorative potential of an authentic design object.
Illuminating the veranda: how to create the right mood with designer lamps
As an outdoor symbol of conviviality and lifestyle, the veranda needs decorative lamps that can offer functional lighting.
An illuminated veranda with sophisticated designer lamps is a wish for genuine hospitality, as well as an authentic signature style.
For a complete project in every aspect, combine the use of multiple light sources. Ambient lighting to make the atmosphere welcoming, task lighting to ensure freedom of movement, accent lighting to highlight details and decorative elements.
Designer lamps are the ideal solutions to define the concept of the project and create the perfect mood.
Rely on our design advice to illuminate the conservatory or veranda of the home you are dealing with, and achieve a result of impeccable aesthetics and functionality.