Lighting design for Christmas Front doors

Lighting design for Christmas Front doors

Lighting design for Christmas Front doors

TOP TIPS FOR CREATIVE WAYS TO LIGHT YOUR FRONT DOOR AT CHRISTMAS

Lighting Designer Sally Stephenson gives us her 5 top tips for lighting front doors at Christmas

 

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Christmas front door - Owl Lighting Design

 

At this time of year a house should look welcoming and warm, and the place to start is the front door.  With some careful design and planning Owl Lighting can make an entrance look spectacular all year round (and avoid stubbed toes).

Sally Stephenson, a lighting designer with experience of over 300 residential projects reveals her 5 top tips for lighting houses and gardens:

  1. Lighting should look as good during the day as at night so choose the perfect light fittings to suit the style of  your house - whether classic carriage lanterns or chic and minimal pillar lights.

 

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Front Door - Owl Lighting Design

 

2. Consider lighting the path to your front door to guide guests all the way from gate to door.

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Garden gate - Owl Lighting Design

 

3. If you've got  a front garden you can create beautiful effects with spike lights in amongst the planting - hidden light creates a discreet wash of light onto paths.

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Tree lighting - Owl Lighting Design

 

4. You can use motion sensors to operate your decorative lighting - which will automatically turn on the lights as guests approach, to light the way safely and subtly.

5. Finally, garden lighting design can be as simple as tea lights in jam jars or involve a complete lighting scheme - but whichever you choose be creative and have fun.

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Front Door - Owl Lighting Design

 

Father Christmas may well shun the chimney this year for the front door instead .....