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The first thing to think about when considering outdoor house lighting ideas is the purpose you want your outdoor lighting to serve. This will influence the type of lights that work for your home.
Security and safety are often the first reasons homeowners shop for outdoor lighting. Stepping out of your home onto a dark pathway or walking up one on your way home can be dangerous. There are many lighting options for this purpose, from overhead on the doorways to wall-mounted and pathway lights that keep you safe and secure.
You may be considering outdoor home lighting ideas that provide ambient lighting on your patio or deck for activities such as cookouts or even just relaxing with your family on pleasant summer or fall evenings. You’ll need lighting for safety and to enjoy outdoor activities.
On top of this, you’ll also want lighting that complements the style of your home and increases its curb appeal. The right outdoor lighting can give visitors a taste of your sense of style before they enter your home.
Safety and security, lighting for outdoor activities, and style don’t have to be mutually exclusive. You can find lighting that provides functionality and style for your home.
Path & Accent Lighting for Landscaping
Adding outdoor path & accent lighting to your landscaping gives your home a little something extra, even in the daytime, but when they are lit up at night, they can highlight the green grass and the beauty of your garden. All while adding an element of safety.
Harbor 24 Inch Decorative Pathway Light by Hinkley Lighting
Adding more than the typical one or two lights can provide extra style and security to the front of your home, especially if they are timed to automatically turn on when the sun goes down or are fitted with motion sensors. Lighting up your pathway with Harbor 24 Inch Decorative Pathway Light by Hinkley Lighting makes it easy to see the way to your front door and provides a welcome for visitors as they arrive.
Sutcliffe 18 Inch Tall 3 Light LED Outdoor Pier Lamp by Hinkley Lighting
With landscape lighting, you can enjoy your outdoor spaces late into the evening, especially if you host get-togethers in your yard or patio, or even just relax outside at the end of a long day. The Sutcliffe 18 Inch Tall 3 Light LED Outdoor Pier Lamp by Hinkley Lighting is a modern take on early American style, perfect for traditional and transitional homes that need a blend of old and new.
Lighting Ideas for the Patio & Deck
Patio lights and deck lights have more of an impact on your style than you may think. They are no longer considered just a safety element, although that is important. They are now also considered decorative elements that show your style. With different styles, colors, sizes, and placements, patio and deck lights can make a big difference in your home’s appearance.
Compass 29 Inch Tall 4 Light Outdoor Hanging Lantern by Hinkley Lighting
When your patio or deck is all decked out with the right lighting, the time you spend there is much more enjoyable. On a cloudy day or soft summer night, Compass 29 Inch Tall 4 Light Outdoor Hanging Lantern by Hinkley Lighting makes the area warm and inviting. With the Mist 15 Inch Tall 1 Light Outdoor Wall Light by Hinkley Lighting, the entire space is bathed in a soothing glow.
Wall Lights for the Home Exterior
There are many wall-mounted outdoor lighting styles, so there are plenty of options to match the style of your home and satisfy safety concerns you may have. Outdoor wall lights can provide all the outdoor lighting you need, and do it with style.
Newport 15 Watt LED Deck Light by Kuzco Lighting
Outdoor wall lighting is a great way to add safety and style to outdoor staircases. Well-placed along the staircase, Newport 15 Watt LED Deck Light by Kuzco Lighting illuminates every step. It’s classic, rectangle shape suits any style home. It can be used on a staircase or area that needs extra lighting.
Feiss Wellsworth 18 Inch Tall 3 Light Outdoor Wall Light by Generation Lighting
If curb appeal and style are your main focus, you can’t go wrong with Feiss Wellsworth 18 Inch Tall 3 Light Outdoor Wall Light by Generation Lighting. Traditional and nautical design elements play well together in this sharp outdoor light. It is available in two very different aesthetics that make it one of the most versatile options. The antique bronze finish and clear seeded glass shade pictured above creates a traditional look. In the painted brushed steel finish with clear glass shade, this lamp takes a more contemporary approach.
If you are looking for outdoor lighting that gives you style, safety, and security, stop by the Capitol Lighting showroom near you to see what we have to offer. Or schedule a virtual consultation where you can ask as many questions as you like and find the best outdoor lighting for your home.