By Lindsey Lewis
Lighting showrooms, don’t forget the fun part of outdoor lighting. Patio lighting contributes to the atmosphere of a gathering and, when chosen carefully, reinforces a party theme. As the beginning of April arrives and winter slowly turns into spring, encourage your customers to welcome warm weather with a day out at the grill and a night spent with friends sipping cool drinks on the patio. Having a backyard party filled with spring fun is as easy as illuminating the yard.
This time of year is filled with party-theme opportunities from the bright purples and greens of Easter to the Memorial Day holiday weekend with red, white, and blue. Lighting showrooms can adorn a seasonal display by selecting the colors of a favorite local sports team or choose warm lights with a golden glow for May and June outdoor weddings, bridal showers, engagement parties, and other romantic celebrations.
Novelty lights with unique shapes are a fun way to complete a seasonal theme in the showroom and enhance your customers’ own casual get-togethers in their yards. Lights shaped like flowers look beautiful when laced in the hedges, while string lights shaped like chili peppers are the perfect festive accent at a May Cinco de Mayo party or a weekend gathering of friends and margeritas. Grape cluster lights will stylishly complement an understated party featuring wines and cheeses, while flamingos and palm tree novelty lights give off a luau feel.
Lighting showrooms have a lot of seasonal themes that can be rotated regularly in a front window display or at a special area in the front of the showroom. Suggest outdoor lights to illuminate walkways to allow customers’ parties to continue well past sundown, giving guests an excuse to continue festivities after dark.
With the spring and summer months comes camping season, and many campers enjoy using patio lights to decorate their space and welcome fellow campers. Create a display featuring small round globe lights and patio light strings or perhaps stylish vintage lighting to set a party mood in a campsite vignette.
Homeowners might want to drape LED string lights on a fence lines or hang along rooflines to envelope their yards or houses in the merriment. They can use stakesto string bulbs along walkways for yard illumination, and light the deck or string through trees for ambient lighting.
For a summertime vignette or front window display, place novelty lights in a faux palm tree around a pool area (a kiddie pool is fine for display purposes and to inspire customers) and add a lounge chair. Tropical themes with palm trees and flamingoes bring the beach to customers’ backyards and are oftentimes are used in conjunction with cabana bars and stand-alone tiki huts beside the family swimming pool. Lighted palm trees make a backyard oasis possible.
No matter what type of outdoor patio lighting a customer chooses, their backyard parties will be stunning and unforgettable with the help of their local lighting showroom. A great source for unique and festive string lights and flower lights is www.christmaslightsetc.com