There are numerous benefits to adding a screened-in porch to your home. For one, the value of your home increases. Then, there is the beauty or aesthetics that come along with this addition. A screened-in porch also provides a communal gathering area, or it can be your oasis when you want to read a book or any other activity in private. Major decisions for designing a screened-in porch involve picking the right material, examining electrical needs, evaluating color schemes, and furnishing the porch. But did you ever think about how to light your porch? Lighting can make or break any space or area. Dark lighting can damage the eyes due to strain. Bright, overhead lighting may cause headaches. So, how exactly do you make the right choice? Here are some ideas that you should consider when choosing how to light your screened-in porch
Match the Lighting of Your Interior Design
You can research all-weather lighting that will match the lighting already used on the inside of your home. Some people like to create a unique aesthetic but, it may be simpler for you to go for what you know. There are many indoor/outdoor lamps to choose from along with lights that don’t even need a cord! Decorative fixtures are an option as well. There are some that use rechargeable LED lights.
Use Ceiling Fans
The fantastic thing about ceiling fans is that they not only cool the porch area but brighten up a porch area as well. You can save a little cash because there will be no need to purchase these items separately. You don’t have to buy a traditional fan as they come in a multitude of styles, shapes, and colors.
Invest in a Chandelier
Chandeliers are perfect if you desire elegance. Wrought-iron chandeliers are an option as well as those designed with crystals. Typically, most people think that a formal affair is limited to the dining room area, but sophisticated gatherings can be held in your screened-in porch as well. Since screened-in porches block the elements, there is no need to worry about inclement weather ruining an event.
Hang up String Lights or Mount Wall Lights
Are you hosting a casual, fun event? String lights are perfect for you! While you may have picked your permanent lighting, string lights can be added in for an extra dose of visual appeal.
Wall lights can add to the ambiance of an entryway or enhance the entire mood of a setting. Lights mounted on a wall are especially useful if you plan to cook or grill outdoors.
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