10 Jun

How Outdoor Audio Can Enhance Your Outdoor Entertainment

How Outdoor Audio Can Enhance Your Outdoor Entertainment

According to the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “Music is the universal language of

humankind.” Everybody loves music. From the soundtrack to your favorite movie to the canned music played in your local grocery store, music animates lives and speaks to the heart.

When you’re entertaining in the backyard or around the pool, don’t neglect the importance of music. In this post, we’ll highlight three ways that outdoor audio can enhance your outdoor entertainment.

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15 May

How To Use Outdoor Lighting To Make Swimming Fun at Night

You can’t survive the Florida summer season without a backyard pool, but the fun shouldn’t have to end after the sunsets. Use these creative outdoor lighting tips to help make swimming at night exciting and illuminated.

Illuminate Water Features

If you’re lucky enough to have a waterfall, bubbling hot tub, or another focal point along with your pool, use strategic outdoor lighting to emphasize those features. Make them the drawing point of your swimming area. This adds a magical and inviting atmosphere that just doesn’t exist during the day. You can even experiment with colored lighting so that your waterfall shines blue, purple, or any other color you choose. Read More

15 Apr

Light Features for a Stunning Outdoor Display

Summer is right around the corner, which means there’s never been a better time to make the most of the outdoors. Whether you have a huge three acre backyard or a small deck or patio, use these strategic outdoor lighting techniques to transform the look and feel of your exterior space. 

The Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting adds a unique atmosphere and appearance to your exterior space. With the right professional design, your outdoor space can take on a life of its own in the dark and offer a totally different look and feel than it does in the daytime. Accenting architectural features, highlighting textures, and emphasizing focal points can transform the entire space.  Read More

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