Garden Lights Ideas – The 3 Best Types of Garden Lights

Garden lights come in many different shapes and sizes, and the right outdoor light for you will depend on a number of different factors – how large your garden is, where about in the garden you’re looking to put the lights, and what the purpose of the lights are, to name a few.

In this article, we’ll be breaking down some of the different types of garden lights available, as well as where each type of outdoor light is best suited to create the perfect garden.

So if you’ve been looking for garden lighting ideas, or just advise about outdoor lights in general, this article is for you!

Garden Wall Lights

Starting off with arguably the best kind of garden light, we have the garden wall light.

These handy lights can make the world of difference to your garden, completely changing the look and feel depending on the look you’re after.

 Our Garden Moon Light overlooking an outdoor dining table.

Take our Garden Moon Light for example. 

Adding this light to a small seating area of the garden really makes the space feel a lot cosier and warm, inviting you to sit down, relax, and get lost in a good book.

It also has the added benefit of giving you a natural, non-artificial way of lighting the space. Some LED lights can look out of place and jarring. We’ve all seen them before – they immediately just look out of place.

This is not the case with our Garden Moon Light however. The moon wouldn’t look out of place in your garden in a summer evening!


Garden Floor Lamps

The next group of garden lights/garden lanterns that are perfect for your garden are floor lamps.

Floor lamps have the advantage of also being available as solar lights. They can have small solar cells on their top that charge the light during the day, and use this to power the light in the night.

Solar garden lights like these can work well, however you must be wary of where in your garden they are located.

Obviously solar lights go outdoors, but if they are placed to close to the house or garden fences, they will not have direct line of sight to the sun for very long during the day, which can lead to not much power being stored.

Solar deck lights like these can work, however if your decking does not come out very far from your backdoor, they might not get enough sunlight.

Of course, garden floor lamps don’t just have to be solar-powered, they can also be plugged in via wire just like any other home light.

Take our Garden Lawn Lamps for example.

Garden Lawn Lamps lining a garden decking

These beautiful lights use LED light to create a gorgeous atmosphere, and you can combine a few of these lights to create a warm garden aesthetic you’d be proud to invite your friends over to.

Garden floor lamps can also be beautifully paired with outdoor fairy lights.

You have the floor lamps providing ambient light at ground level, and then the fairy lights hung above eye level creating a vibrant atmosphere.


Garden Table Lamps

Last but by no means least, we have the trusty garden table lamp.

Every table needs a decorative piece to them; no-one wants an empty table. You want to show off your table design skills to everyone you invite round!

Outdoor table lamps are a great way to do this and improve your table decor, while also lighting up the table on an evening, instead of having to have a light mounted on the wall angled down at the table.

You will usually see garden table lamps feature prominently in outdoor restaurants, as you can see in the image below showing our Garden Villa Lamps - restaurant lighting certainly knows how to light up a table!

Garden Villa Lamps on restaurant tables

These would also make the perfect addition to your garden table however, as they are portable, you can use multiple of them at once if you have a larger table, and they look gorgeous!

We hope we’ve shed some light (excuse the pun) into some great garden lighting styles to choose from.

We have an extensive range of garden lights to choose from here at The Cavelights Store, which you can see by clicking here.

Now go and redesign your garden!