Once a kindergarten teacher, now your go-to guide for all things DIY. My passion for teaching didn't stop when I left the classroom - I merely switched from ABCs to DIYs. I've learned a lot from transforming my own home from scratch, and now I'm here to pass on that knowledge to you.
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Every year we try to improve our outdoor living space because it’s truly an area of our home that we use often. You can find us out on our patio eating lunch and dinner, enjoying a cold drink while taking in the view, relaxing at night after a long day and even catching a nap or two.
This year I’ve decided to focus on a corner of our patio that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention. Mainly because we’re not able to use the space once it gets dark due to it not having any lighting. I know it would be the coziest spot if it did! This week I’ve decided to change that by adding outdoor lighting and giving the space a mini refresh with the decor. Here’s the before of the space:
I wanted to make this project as easy as possible but also one that had a huge impact. That’s when I decided to try the Enbrighten Color Changing Cafe Lightsthroughout the ceiling of this patio space. By using concrete screws I was able to successfully hang them throughout the ceiling space where I needed them while also working around the fan.
I had 48 feet to work with which was perfect! I could have gone with 24 feet but wanted to make the most of the space when it comes to lighting. And by using the white cord, the Enbrighten Color Changing Cafe Lights blend very well with the ceiling. I also want to mention that these are made to withstand year-round exposure to the elements which is music to my ears. I install them this one time and leave them! No more taking down and putting back up as the seasons change. Especially since the acrylic Edison-bulbs are impact resistant and won’t break if they are dropped or if the wind gets to them.
The addition of these lights alone has already made the biggest difference for this patio space. What was once a dark and dreary space is already starting to light up. Oh, the joy lights can bring to a space!
Now this brings us to another slight issue with our patio space. We have lighting in our larger covered area and now the smaller patio on the opposite side. The screened mid-section of the patio is now the darkest area of the patio due to only having one small light on one of the exterior walls. Last year we created a garden bed that goes along the length of the patio and I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
I went with the Enbrighten Mini Landscape Lights by installing them the entire length of the garden bed by simply pushing them into the ground with the stake each light comes with. The 46 ft. strand of puck lights easily covered the entire length. I used the mulch to cover the electrical cord for an even more finished look. I’ve always wanted to try this because it will achieve two things: letting our flowers show off at night in the flower garden and it will light up the entire length of our patio. With these Enbrighten Mini Landscape Lights being premium quality, they’ll do great year-round in the garden beds as well.
And let me tell you, my friends, these lights have changed the whole look and feel of our entire patio space! They light up the plants, the patio and the house. It took our patio from being hidden in the dark to showing off the curves and features that it has. Just take a look at this space at night from the outside of the patio. The glow of the lights truly changed the entire feel and look of our patio!
Now, here’s where things get a little fun!The Enbrighten Seasons Color Changing Cafe Lights & Mini Landscape Lights are also color changing and can be controlled with one remote. There are over 120 possible color combo changes. Although the soft white is my go-to color, I can’t wait to switch things up for Christmas, game day, Fourth of July or changing them to different colors just because. And it’s all done with a single remote that will allow you to change the colors, place the lights on a timer, dim the lighting and so much more.
Before I called it a day, I also gave the small patio space a well overdue refresh. Now that we have lighting, I know we’ll use this space more than ever. I added pillows, a cushion for additional seating on the floor, a blanket for those chilly nights, plants and a few other decor items. It always amazes me how just a few small changes and additions can make a huge difference! Especially when it comes to small spaces. You see, my friends, I planned this one right! Not only do I have new lighting to enjoy but I also have a comfortable and welcoming spot to enjoy them in.
I’m honestly giddy with excitement and in awe with what these lights did for our patio space. It looks stunning at night and we’re now able to use each space! Ryan and I even walked walk out into our yard multiple times just so we could see the overall look.
It’s these little changes that create a huge impact in a space. It doesn’t matter if it’s for you to enjoy as a family, for a cookout you’re hosting or a holiday gathering. Your home is meant to be lived in and enjoyed. These Enbrighten Seasons Color Changing Cafe Lights & Mini Landscape Lights have helped my family accomplish that and so much more on our patio. I hope this gives you some inspiration of what’s possible with your outdoor space when it comes to lighting and decor. You can buy them here on Amazon!
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