Lighting Ideas To Make a Garden Building Even More Magical

The right lighting solution for a garden building can really enhance it in a range of ways. Lighting used both inside and out can be used not only for functional use but also to alter the feel and mood of the building and the garden that surrounds it. When it comes to choosing lighting for your garden building, there are many different ways that you could go. But in this post, I'll briefly explore three lighting ideas that could make your garden building even more magical than ever. 

Enhance Your Garden Building With Solar Powered Fairy Lights

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Fairy lights are, for many, an important part of the festive season. They bring sparkle and cheer over the dark nights of midwinter. LED rope lights are affordable, and won't use much energy. You can even make them a more sustainable and eco-friendly choice if you opt for ones run using renewable energy.

Solar powered fairy lights could be a great solution, especially if your garden building will be off-grid. You could use them around the outside of your garden building, and potentially use them inside too.

Fairy lights come in a wide range of different styles, colours, shapes and sizes, so you are sure to find some that suit you. You can drape them in lines, wind them around branches or other supports, or stuff sections of strings into bottles or vases... and those are just a few examples of the ways you could use them.

Light The Garden Building With Upcycled Lanterns


Another way to create a magical feel with lighting involves the use of lanterns. There are a great many ways that you can use reclaimed and upcycled materials to make lanterns, that you can hang in and around your garden building.

For a cosy and natural feel, you might like to consider using real beeswax candles in your lanterns (only when you are present to keep an eye on them of course). You could also use LED candles for safety if you prefer.

One upcycled lantern idea that can work well with the rustic wood of a garden building is the use of old mason jars or similar glass containers. You could also consider using old wine bottles with fairy light or other light strings pushed down inside them. Stringing lanterns at different heights, placing them in sconces on the walls, or placing them on side tables or other furniture inside can all create an attractive and magical feel.

Who Says Your Garden Building's Too Small for a Chandelier?

If you like to dream big, simple fairy lights and rustic lanterns might not be grand enough for you, but even in a small garden building, luxury and opulence are not out of reach. There is nothing to say that you cannot bring mains electricity into your new garden building, and if you do, your lighting can be as luxurious and opulent as you like.

Whether or not you have mains power in your garden building, a chandelier (either bought or home-made) could really take things up a level and make you feel like you are living in a fairy tale. You could have a chandelier with fairy lights, candles, or mains powered bulbs. Just because the space is relatively small, that does not mean you can't go big when it comes to the lighting. Install a chandelier in your garden building and it might just make you feel like the king of your own castle, or like a princess in a tower...

Dream big and even when the lighting does not cost the earth, it really can make a big difference to the look and feel of the space. So don't feel that you have to stick to something boring and simple. Thinking outside the box when lighting your garden building really can help you create a magical and enchanting space.

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