Everyone loves to have a beautifully decorated outdoor space, and this can make a huge difference to how much time you spend in your garden or yard, providing a great setting for a summer barbeque with friends or a dusky autumn evening relaxing outside with a glass of wine.
In addition to plants, flowers and some nice garden furniture, there are many other ways to decorate your outdoor space that are not only extremely stylish, but also very energy efficient too. Here are three energy efficient ways to decorate your garden that you are sure to enjoy.
Solar outdoor lighting is one energy efficient way to make your outside space look spectacular. Although a great deal of solar outdoor lighting can be used for security purposes – making a space well-lit enough to move around in the dark – your choice of lighting can make a huge difference aesthetically too.
One choice of solar outdoor lighting is solar fairy lights, which can look fantastic forming a canopy over a seating area where you can enjoy socialising with friends. They can also be used to decorate a water feature or another item in your garden such as a plant pot, tree or a trellis.
Solar fairy lights might seem like a more ‘girly’ choice of solar outdoor lighting, so if you are looking for something a little more classic, why not consider investing in some decking lights or some solar garden lanterns instead? These can look great when placed round a pond or the perimeter of a lawn.
To illuminate a seating area, try using energy efficient solar wall lamps as a classy alternative to dainty solar fairy lights – there are many different styles of solar outdoor lighting on the market today, meaning that you are sure to find something that suits your taste and the style of your outdoor area.
Our second suggestion for an energy efficient decoration for your garden is a solar powered fountain, which can be a great way to add some interest to a pond or another water feature. The key here is to opt for a fountain that is powerful enough to operate exclusively with solar power – your best bet is therefore to invest a little more in a high quality product rather than a budget option.
If you are concerned that your solar fountain will not live up to its energy-consuming mains counterpart, a wise idea is to choose one that has battery backup for those instances when you are running low on power. Also aim to choose one that comes with a guarantee of working even in cloudy weather, as this is liable to occur in the UK!
Our final suggestion for an energy efficient garden or yard decoration is the simple candle; although you can opt to go for the conventional wick burning candle, why not try a more innovative and efficient option, the LED candle?
Although many might be put off by the idea of a ‘fake’ candle, there are some stunningly authentic models available on the market nowadays that are fashioned from genuine wax and have long-lasting LED lights that will keep them glowing for a very long time. There are also a number of colours and styles available, and you won’t have to worry about them being extinguished in the wind.
It also goes without saying that ‘fake’ candles are fantastic when it comes to avoiding a fire hazard in your home! Whereas it is easy to light genuine candles and then forget about them, you will never run this risk with LED candles, and you can enjoy their soft light outside without worrying about causing damage to your property.
These are just three energy efficient ideas for spicing up your outdoor space. Whether you opt for solar outdoor lighting, LED candles or a solar fountain, you are sure to have fun creating a space that you can enjoy alone or with friends and family throughout the year.