15 Mar

How Lighting Adds Curb Appeal to Your Home

Professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to transform the curb appeal of your home. 

Just imagine the difference between a home that sits in the dark each night and a home with subtle and tasteful lighting arranged around the property. Your deck, patio, pool area, front porch, and yard can all be transformed into their own special environments with just a bit of strategic lighting. The lights create a warm, comfortable ambiance. Read More

15 Feb

How Lighting Can Impact Your Landscaping

Achieving the perfect outdoor lighting for your home requires a true blend of art and science. When lighting design is carefully paired with landscape design, something magical happens. As you work with a professional lighting company like Decorating Elves to paint your nighttime landscape with the beautiful accents of light, take these tips and ideas into consideration.  Read More

15 Jan

Security Lighting Techniques to Deter Criminals

Outdoor security lighting is one of the most effective ways to deter criminals and keep your home safe. It’s true that a well-lit home is less likely to be burglarized. 

From flood lights and path lights to luminaries and spot lights, there are many different types of lighting available to boost the security of your property. Start with these time-tested techniques to keep your home shielded from intruders. 

Use Flood Lights for Large Spaces

If you have a large front or backyard, you need flood lights to distribute a wide cone of light across expansive spaces. Mount flood lights to shine on the following areas for heightened security and visibility: Read More

15 Dec

The Best Energy Efficient Outdoor Lighting Trends

Are you looking at installing some outdoor lighting on your property? Whether you have some dark paths that pose a tripping hazard or you want to light up an outdoor entertainment area, there are some great energy efficient options available. Here are the most energy efficient outdoor lighting trends we’re seeing for the coming year.

Retro LED bulbs

Want the retro look of a halogen bulb with the energy efficiency of long-lasting LED bulbs? You no longer have to choose between the two! LED bulbs are available in a wide variety of styles, including many retro looks. Read More

15 Nov

Using Customizable Outdoor Landscape Lighting for Photographic Moments

Is there a stately tree in your yard that is perfect for family photos? Or maybe you have a wide porch that accommodates your large family for holiday pictures. In any case, landscape lighting can help make such moments possible, not just once, but whenever you need them.

You don’t have to have a grand manse to make customizable outdoor lighting worth the investment. Whether it’s six lights or three dozen, we can install the perfect lighting in cooperation with your landscape design. We have many affordable options, but the more customizable features included, the higher the price. Read More

15 Sep

It’s Never Too Early to Start Thinking About Holiday Lights

Do you live in a beautiful neighborhood that loves to tastefully decorate for the holidays? If so, it is never too early to start thinking about your holiday lights for the year. You have some options for outdoor lighting, and you should allow yourself time to make those decisions. In addition, you want to make sure you get on the schedule as soon as possible, before our installers are booked up. Here are some things to think about now.

What types of lights do you want?

You have so many options when it comes to outdoor lighting these days, and those choices go beyond choosing light colors or blinking patterns. Some questions you should be asking yourself include: Read More

15 Aug

Preparing for Football Season with Adaptable Permanent Outdoor Lighting

All of your favorite NFL teams have been back at practice for several weeks, but the season certainly isn’t starting out as normal. When they announced that there would be no preseason, fans across the country were upset they had to wait even longer to watch the sport they love.

To make matters worse, fans will only be allowed in the stands with strict social distancing and mask-wearing rules. This is going to significantly decrease the number of people that will be allowed to attend the games. Tickets are going to be outrageously expensive, and the chances of the average Joe getting to go to a game this year are pretty slim. Read More

15 Jul

Ways Outdoor Lighting Can Bring Your Neighbors Together

Feeling isolated? Missing the neighborhood summer block parties? Are the kids getting restless keeping to themselves? Social distancing is taking a toll on everyone, but there are some ways that you can get your neighbors together while still being responsible.

Patio Lighting

Patio lighting can make your patio look like daytime. This is a great place to sit and relax with neighbors after a long day of working from home. Get some nice furniture to spruce up your patio and have outdoor lighting installed so that you are always ready to entertain. Read More

15 Jun

Using Permanent Lighting to Shine in Dark Times

Do you wish you could brighten up the mood of your neighborhood? In these dark times of a global pandemic, many people are isolating themselves and keeping their contact with others to a minimum. As summer goes on, people are missing their neighborhood barbecues and block parties. Everyone is feeling isolated, depressed, and scared.

Sometimes it can help boost everyone’s mood if they just know that they are not alone. You can help them feel as though you are there celebrating summer with them with a well-planned, permanent lighting scheme for your home that the entire neighborhood can enjoy. Read More

15 May

Work All Day? Come Home to a Well-Lit House

If you are still working in this crisis, you are probably under a lot of stress. You worry about your family and bringing the virus home to them. You may also be working harder and longer hours due to decreased staffing. Everyone is having some emotional or mental health issues during this time.

While you are probably glad to be leaving work, it is often difficult to leave the day behind when you go home. It can be difficult to let go of work and stress and relax with your family. When the transition between work and home is not obvious, such as when your house is dark, it can be even harder to focus your attention on your family. Read More