European Landscape Lights for Your Garden
Formal gardens have been a popular element of the home landscape for centuries in Europe. Medieval herb gardens, kitchen gardens and beautiful flower gardens graced many European homes, adding to their elegance and beauty. Garden accessories, such as lights, benches and statues, enhanced the appeal and charm, transforming a simple plot of land into an outdoor sanctuary. These great gardens of Europe have been the inspiration for landscape designers and home gardeners alike for centuries.
Gardeners today can quickly and easily emulate the gardens of Europe by installing European landscape lights. Fixtures crafted in the vintage style and forged from aluminum, copper or wrought iron bring charm to the urban design. A mixture of European-style lights and lighting effects combine to "mise-en-scene" or "set the stage." Wall lanterns mounted on the home's exterior add a touch of Europe to any architectural style; fixtures suspended from the eves of a pergola enhance the beauty of an outdoor dining area; tall pedestal or street lanterns installed at the foot of a driveway mark the entryway to your home, similar to the streets of London.
Outdoor lighting is both functional and beautifying to the home. Functional, for it adds a sense of security by eliminating large areas of darkness, lighting your home and yard as nighttime falls. Beautifying, for it showcases your yard as day turns to dusk, illuminating elements you wish to remain seen throughout the night. But more importantly, landscape lighting can, when used effectively, create dramatic effects in your home environment.