Do you have the chance to enjoy a balcony or a terrace? Whatever the season, you probably want to make the most of this precious space. One of the important elements when designing an outdoor area is lighting.
Do you want a outdoor lighting design , modern, recycled or very original? If you are looking for inspiring ideas for your balcony, we invite you to discover our gallery of examples of design lighting and DIY. They will light, but also decorate and make your balcony or terrace elegant.
Floodlight Outdoor Luminaire by Telcom
Having a balcony or a terrace is a real pleasure. To neglect it would be very regrettable. It is a place that has a lot of potential and deserves a good layout. By illuminating it in an appropriate and elegant way, you highlight it and it becomes a place of your living space apart. How to choose the right lighting system? First, take into account the size of your space. Is he tall or is he small? If you have a balcony not very big, avoid lighting too bright. The balcony is often conceived as a space of relaxation: one reads a book, one drinks a glass or one spend an evening between friends. For a warm and friendly atmosphere, too bright lighting is not recommended.
Outdoor design luminaire for balcony or terrace by Modum
What atmosphere do you want to create on your balcony? Depending on the type of lighting chosen, you can create a happy, romantic or magical atmosphere. To create a happy atmosphere, why not opt for color lights? The light garlands, with multiple light bulbs of different colors, are perfect for creating a bohemian and chic style at a time. This is a great idea, but try not to put too many colors because you may create a mood "Christmas" . Adding color to an interior or an exterior is always done in moderation.
Small LED polyethylene floor lamp Fontana Arte
Have you ever heard of "strip led"? A real trend, these are strips of light that you can stick along your balcony to emphasize its contours.
Lighting with LED strips
For small balconies and terraces, it is recommended to opt for bright furniture. There are many designers who invest in the invention of bright outdoor furniture. There are stools, coffee tables, armchairs and many others. These furniture diffuse a soft light. They are perfect for a zen atmosphere .
Illuminated armchair by Vondom
Often, balconies do not have outlets. How can you light your balcony? There are two solutions: solar lights or luminaires that work with a battery. Ecolo at heart, we recommend those who feed on the sun's rays. This type of lighting is not only ecological. He is also efficient. Powered by solar energy, it diffuses a soft light. They diffuse less light in winter than in summer. Regarding the portable lamps and other lamps with batteries, they take a long time and are sufficient to illuminate, for example, the time of a dinner. It is quite possible to multiply and use different luminaires.
DIY lighting idea
For an atmosphere of magic and elegance, you can also install spotlights and candles. You can also create a romantic mood by placing solar light pebbles. Finally, feel free to choose the lighting that you like the most and create a personalized atmosphere. Here are some visual examples to give you more ideas:
Design outdoor lighting idea for aisle
Photo of original garden lighting
Modern terrace light garland
Photo of outdoor patio lamp
Idea of modern terrace lighting
Gloriette design floor lamp by Forestier
Warm and friendly atmosphere