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Lighting Ideas to Brighten up Your Outdoor Deck

A decking area in a garden is, effectively, another room to your house, so we’re exploring ideas for outdoor lights to help you make the most of this space. While the kitchen is the heart of the home, we believe a deck is the heart of the garden. It’s where family and friends gather at the table and seating area to while away the hours. 

Ideas for Outdoor Lights in Decking Areas

Whether you want a subtle and subdued mood or striking spotlights, we’ll help you create your dream garden vibes and make the most of your composite decking

Integrated Lights

Integrated lights are one of the most timeless ideas for outdoor lights. They combine the best of function and style, oozing chic appeal and elevating your garden to new design heights. They’re especially convenient if you’ve used decking to create steps. Stair riser lighting looks amazing and helps you navigate steps as the evenings get darker.

Best of all? Integrated lights are easy to install yourself, so you don’t have to fork out for expensive installation. 

When it comes to outdoor garden lighting, make sure you choose a product with the appropriate rating and weather-proofing to withstand the Great British weather. Our integrated decking lights tick both of these boxes, as well as being suitable for use in cladding too, making them ultra versatile.

Summer house with integrated outdoor garden lighting

Downlighters and Spotlights

If your composite decking area is near the house or an external wall, having downlighters or spotlights installed is one of our favourite ideas for outdoor lights. It does involve some initial investment to have an electrician wire them in, but it’s worth it in the long run. 

You can position them downwards to create a reading nook or angle them to highlight your favourite feature. Why not complement your decking colour with the spotlight colour? Opt for bright white lights with grey decking areas for a modern feel, or warm white LEDs if you’ve opted for wood-effect decking.

Still in the planning stages? You can order free samples to compare the different colours available and compare the ranges to find the perfect composite decking for your home. 

Hanging Lights

From festoon lights to hanging lanterns or even twinkling fairy lights, nothing creates a cosy ambience quite like hanging lights. It’s why these are always topping lists for the best ideas for outdoor lights. 

As these lights are generally lightweight, you don’t need any extravagant anchor points. Fence panels, tree branches or even parasols are the perfect places to position your outdoor garden lighting. It’s particularly handy if your decking is at the bottom of the garden and in need of an extra boost of light. 

These options are generally available in battery and solar-powered options (or even gas for traditional lanterns!), meaning there’s something to suit every home.

Festoon lights hanging in trees are a popular idea for outdoor lights

Natural Outdoor Garden Lighting

For the cooler months, you could rely on mother nature herself and opt for a fire pit, chiminea or candles to add warmth and light to your deck area. 

After all, “Sources of heat, such as fire pits, heaters and tabletop fires allow you to enjoy your garden comfortably when the temperature outside is less than appealing” according to the Chief Operations Officer at Harbour Lifestyle, the garden furnishing experts. 

Whatever your preference, we’ve got ideas for outdoor lights designed to brighten up your garden deck in all seasons at Assured Composite. For more inspiration, pop into our showroom or contact us today to discuss your composite decking requirements.