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How to Light Up Your Outdoor Space Like a Pro

How to Light Up Your Outdoor Space Like a Pro

Pictured above the Capsule 3 Light Outdoor Pendant

 

Outdoor lighting is often overlooked, but it can have a huge impact on the look and feel of your home. The right lights can create a warm and inviting atmosphere, make your space more functional, and even deter crime.

When it comes to outdoor lighting, there are a few different types of fixtures to choose from. Sconces, chandeliers, and pendants are all popular options, and each has its own unique benefits.

Sconces

Sconces are wall-mounted lights that are perfect for flanking doorways, highlighting architectural features, or providing ambient light on a patio or deck. They can be found in a variety of styles, from traditional to modern, so you're sure to find one that fits your décor.

SoHo Chic 2 Light Traditional Outdoor

Pictured above the Abernathy 2 Light Traditional Outdoor

Chandeliers

Chandeliers are typically associated with indoor lighting, but they can also be used to create a stunning focal point on your covered porch or patio. Chandeliers come in all shapes and sizes, so you can find one that's perfect for your space.

SoHo Chic 3 Light Outdoor Chandelier

Pictured above the Solaris 6 Light Outdoor Chandelier

Pendants

Pendants are another great option for outdoor lighting. They can be hung from a ceiling or overhang, and they come in a variety of styles to choose from. Pendants are a good option for providing task lighting over a dining table or bar area.
Tribeca Contemporary 3 Light Outdoor Pendant

 

No Matter which type of fixture you choose, there are a few things to keep in mind when selecting outdoor lighting:

Durability: Outdoor lights need to be able to withstand the elements, so choose fixtures that are made from durable materials.

Style: Choose lights that complement the style of your home and outdoor space.

Function: Consider how you'll be using the lights. If you need task lighting, choose a fixture that will provide the right amount of light. If you're looking for ambient lighting, you can choose a fixture with a softer glow.

Here are a few tips for using outdoor sconces, chandeliers, and pendants to create a stunning and inviting outdoor space:

Use sconces to flank doorways and highlight architectural features. This will create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for guests.

Hang a chandelier over a covered porch or patio to create a focal point. Chandeliers can also be used to provide task lighting over a dining table or bar area.

Use pendants to provide task lighting over a specific area, such as a dining table or bar area. You can also use pendants to create a layered lighting effect by hanging them at different heights.

Choose fixtures that complement the style of your home and outdoor space. For example, if you have a traditional home, you might choose traditional-style sconces and a chandelier. If you have a modern home, you might choose modern-style sconces and a pendant.

Consider how you'll be using the lights. If you need task lighting, choose a fixture that will provide the right amount of light. If you're looking for ambient lighting, you can choose a fixture with a softer glow.

Here are a few inspiring ideas for using outdoor sconces, chandeliers, and pendants:

Hang a chandelier over a covered porch dining table. This will create a romantic and inviting atmosphere for outdoor dining.

Use sconces to flank a front door and highlight the architectural features of your home. This will create a warm and welcoming entrance for guests.

Hang pendants over a bar area on your patio. This will provide task lighting and create a stylish focal point.

Use sconces to light a walkway or pathway. This will create a safe and inviting atmosphere for guests.

Hang a pendant over a swimming pool or hot tub. This will provide task lighting and create a fun and festive atmosphere.

Here are our staff picks:

Jackson 4 Light Traditional Outdoor Ceiling Mount

San Fernando Retreat 4 Light Traditional Outdoor | Hanging Lantern

Glacier 2 Light Outdoor Wall Mount

SoHo Chic 2 Light Outdoor Wall Mount

Solaris 6 Light Outdoor Chandelier

SoHo Chic 6 Light Outdoor Chandelier

Dumont 3 Light Outdoor Wall Mount

San Fernando Retreat 3 Light Outdoor Wall Mount

 Capsule 1 Light Outdoor Pendant

Tribeca Contemporary 1 Light Outdoor Pendant

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