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Great Outdoor Home Lighting Ideas for Your Backyard

Security Lighting

Commonly referred to as flood lighting, security lights are a great way to maintain visibility. It makes you feel safer, to have high beams of light in the darker hours, and to know you have a way to ward off any trespassers or intruders who are not welcome on your property. 

Our Asheville Nightscapes crew like to use security lights and spotlights together, because they make a great team and give your home the welcome vibes instead of the feel of a penitentiary. It’s the perfect way to warm the exterior of your safe haven, as opposed to lights so bright they overbear and give off a cold chill. 

Path Lighting

Not only is this the perfect way to stay safe when you or loved ones enter your home, unable to see in the dark otherwise; path lights are also an ideal way to add a touch of beauty to your patio or walkway areas. If you have ever tripped at night as you carry groceries into your home, path lights are going to be an absolute game changer for you! We can even highlight certain areas or corners, to ensure no steps are missed and safety stays a priority for you and yours. Our LED light fixtures are top of the line, and malfunction is not in their vocabulary. 

String Lighting

A favorite of many locals, string lights can revamp the outside of your home in so many ways! String lights are not just for Christmas, people! You should see how many yards, patios, driveways, and hot tub areas have done an entire 360 from the addition of outdoor lighting. We personally love when the string lights hang above picnic tables or outdoor furniture. 

Outdoor living gave people the ability to reconnect and still maintain social distance when Covid struck in Western North Carolina, and many lit their exterior spaces up with string lights to have a place to converse and still feel human connection. 

Wall or Hardscape Lighting

Hardscape lighting is more than illumination to Asheville Nightscapes. It is an art. It is a way of life. We take what we do very seriously, and that is evident when you check out our portfolio and see the way we have transformed our clients’ outdoor living spaces to absolute mountain utopias! 

No two jobs are the same, and we strategically design your hardscape lighting plan so that it takes your home to its full potential. Not only is this a great way to be the ultimate dinner host, but hardscape lights are also a way to maximize the safety of you and your loved ones, helping outline the rigid configuration of your pavers, concrete, or rock.


There is so much history in North Carolina. If you have ever been to the Biltmore Estate, Little Switzerland, or The Grove Park Inn, chances are beautiful and elaborate lanterns kindly lit your way. We love the elegance lanterns bring to outdoor living space. There is a sophistication to them, and while they have been around for ages we use the best innovations for lantern lighting that you could ever spend your hard earned money on! 

Deck Lighting

Forget the worry of lighting candles outside, or if the small wind gusts will keep the Tiki torches from staying lit so that you all can continue to enjoy that conversation on your patio. Deck lighting is a way to save money you did not even realize you were spending on less efficient light sources! 

We can even install lights that amplify outdoor objects on your deck, like large plants. It looks really beautiful on the side of your home, and it can even make your area look larger than it is! 


Spotlights are very popular in our area, and it’s because of the pleasant aura they give off as they accentuate the exterior of your house. Mixed with our flood lights, you will be amazed at just how much lighting can have an impact on your home! People are amazed every single time we finish a job, and it makes you realize why lighting is so important for films and stage appearance as well. It can literally transform your life, and with our help you will never want to go back to the way it was before we lit your path! 

As you can see, there is no single option for outdoor home lighting. Our LED fixtures, masonry and hardscape designs, and outdoor blueprints designed specifically for your home are just a few of the many reasons Asheville Nightscapes is your go-to for all of your premier outdoor lighting needs! 

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