Decking is a hugely popular garden feature that can now be seen in traditional and contemporary homes across the country. The appeal of decking lies in its naturalness – the wood element blends in seamlessly to the trees, bushes and fauna in any garden. So once you have your new decking installed it is important to get the lighting just right.
There is really nothing too grand about decking lighting. You want it be soft, subtle and look great at night so it is best kept as simple as possible. So decking LED lights work best in this situation. Round or square deck lights are flush fitted into the surface of the decking and the wiring runs underneath the decking and into your home through a small drill hole. It is up to you how you layout the deck lighting. You could set the lights in a line down the side of the decking or around its border or you can put the lights at intervals across the decking – the choice is entirely yours and will depend on what effect you want to create.
If you want to avoid any wiring, then solar deck lights are an alternative option and once these are installed you simply leave these lights alone! You can also get decking lights that can be installed into the front face of any steps you might have in your decking and there are lights that can be installed into the underside of any fencing or walls you might have built around the edge of your decking.