Backyard lighting ideas: 10 ways to light backyards

Good backyard lighting ideas can transform your yard and max up its potential as an extra space to enjoy in the evening. The right lighting can spotlight focal points such as planting and help to zone different areas for relaxing, alfresco cooking or gathering for drinks. 

Discreet up-lights can be used to enhance plants and trees, adding drama as their shapes will take on architectural qualities when thrown into relief. The same goes for pieces of garden art or sculpture, which can become key focal points of the night garden if you use the right lighting to draw attention to them.