Now that all is Autumnal and the shift in seasons has afforded us a largely dry spell, your outdoor season can be extended if you have two fundamentals covered: warmth and light.
And no we don’t mean that you have to commit such a fashion faux pas to stay toasty outside…
but rather that you can opt for a much more stylish solution: fire
With very little effort you can enjoy the atmosphere of the outdoors long in to the evenings and the season.
A simple way to achieve a source of heat in the garden is to purchase a portable firepit. There are many on the market ranging in price. From La Hacienda toWeber is an old reliable favourite.
If using a portable pit always consider its placement and the surface that hot ash and embers will inevitably spill on to. If you are edging to a more permanent heat source we have been searching the globe and have found some inspirations.
- The sculptural to the sublime -
And for the ultimate in outdoor living… bespoke fireplaces
Now you have the heat factor covered, how does you garden glow?
With the advent of LED technology, lighting effects can be applied to garden settings with minimal fuss, at affordable costs and with long-term energy efficiency.
We are struggling to remember the last time we designed a garden without lighting.
We are very much of the ‘less is more’ approach when it comes to designing lighting schemes for gardens, and much of these schemes are influenced by techniques and effects used in Balinese gardens and landscapes.
In Autumn, then Winter your garden lighting comes in to its full effect.
Not only for extending your home by illuminating your outdoor spaces on gloomy nights and dreary days – but by coupling subtle lighting with a heat source, your garden can continue to be a place to relax and entertain in, throughout Autumn.
Then in Winter you can create your own winter wonderland...
Considered heat and light sources in your garden not only extend your Summer, but they bring forwards your Spring season too. There’s often still a chill through to May so with a ready outdoor living zone you can begin your alfresco dining regardless of temperatures.
After a truly unremarkable Summer in the UK we hope that this blog posting has provided a silver lining.
- Interactive Cloud exhibit made of 6,000 light bulbs by Caitlind Brown -
Let there be light… If you liked this blog you might like white hot, with lots more lighting inspiration.
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