Decking lighting ideas to bring your garden to life

painted decking with candles
(Image credit: Thorndown Paints)

With the right decking lighting ideas you really can add another dimension to your garden design scheme — not only will the way you illuminate your deck make it useable day and night, but it can also inject character and highlight any features you particularly love.  

Once you have turned your decking ideas into a reality you will no doubt be keen to make the most of them even when the sun sets and this is where your exterior lighting comes in. There are lots of different ways to light up decking, from overhead fittings to those designed specifically for installing into a deck. Combining several different types of lighting is also a great idea that means you will be able to create a number of various moods and effects depending on how you want to use the space and at different times of day. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.