Ready to shed some light on your fencing?

With spring in full bloom and the days getting longer, it’s the perfect time to get back outside and soak up the beauty of your garden. It’s also an ideal time to give your outdoor space some much-needed TLC so it’s ready to be used when the weather gets slightly warmer for BBQs, garden parties, and general enjoyment.

Aside from the standard tidying up and washing down that every garden more than likely needs after a long winter, why not take it up a notch by enhancing your garden decor with some more creative ideas? One simple, budget-friendly and effective way to do this is by turning your garden fence panels into a stunning new feature using lighting. Here’s what you need to know.

Wooden fencing with fairy lights

Is fence lighting a good idea?

Fence lighting can be more than just an aesthetic addition to your garden. It also has a variety of practical benefits. For example, it can illuminate your garden boundaries and paths, making them easier to navigate at night. It can also make your property less attractive to intruders. What’s more, fence lighting can create a comfortable and inviting environment for you and your guests to enjoy, even after the sun sets. Better still, it’s budget-friendly and has a big payoff for little effort and there’s many ways to do it – what’s not to love?

Different styles of garden fence lighting

So, now that we’ve established why we love it so much let’s take a look at all the different ways you could light up your garden fence panels. The choices are vast, which means that there’s a style of fence lighting to suit everyone’s preferences; whether you’d like something flashy, understated, cosy, removable or something more permanent, we’ve got you covered!

Lanterns and fairy lights

If you’re looking for a charming and rustic way to light up your space, consider hanging lanterns from hooks or brackets attached to fence posts. For ease of use, opt for lanterns with LED candles or battery-operated lights. Or, if you prefer, you could go for string lights (or fairy lights as they’re also known) and drape them over your panels for a charming and whimsical look. These hassle-free setups can be put together in less than an hour and will provide a warm and inviting ambience to your outdoor space.


If you’re looking to improve the security and visibility of your property tenfold, motion-activated floodlights are the ideal solution. Installing floodlights along the perimeter of your property can provide strategic illumination of the fenced area when any movement is detected. This not only gives you a clear view of the surrounding area but also deters potential intruders. Floodlights are also great if you have pets you like to keep an eye on when you let them out at night.

LED Strip Lights

LED strip lights are a great addition to any modern garden, offering a subtle yet stylish approach to fence lighting. You can attach waterproof LED strip lights along the top or bottom edge of your fence to create a versatile lighting solution that will enhance the ambience of your outdoor space. Strip lights come in various colours and can be customised to suit your desired aesthetic.


If you’re looking for a way to enhance the ambience of your outdoor space while increasing its functionality, consider mounting light fixtures onto your fence posts. This method creates a beautiful downward lighting effect on the fence, illuminating its entire length and providing ample lighting for outdoor activities, in a subtle and stylish way. Not only will this improve the look of your property, but it will also make it safer and more enjoyable for you and your guests to spend time outdoors – especially in summer!


The opposite of downlighting is uplifting, and it uses the same style but in the opposite direction. By installing ground-mounted uplights at the base of your fence post or panels, you can cast a soft, upward glow that highlights the texture of the fence and surrounding foliage while adding depth to your outdoor space. This technique can be a great way to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your outdoor area!

That’s just a few of the ways you could light up your fence, but there are plenty more options out there if you want to explore the world of fence lighting! And if you’re looking to put up a brand new fence or replace a few garden fence panels to get your fence back into top-notch shape for the coming warmer months, we’ve got you covered at Welch Fencing!

You’ll find everything you need right here, and if you have any questions about any of our products, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team at 01772 336 476. We’ll be more than happy to help!