The best covered patio lighting ideas can make your home feel safer and more inviting. Covered lighting solutions can improve your home’s curb appeal and make your guests feel more welcome. Read on to learn about the best fixture types to illuminate your home’s porch.
Sublime Homes used a combination of linear pendants, spot lights and outdoor fans to make this outdoor kitchen/dining/living area combo both functional and comfortable year round. Providing layers of light from multiple fixture types lends flexibility to outdoor spaces. Lighting a covered porch isn’t all that different than lighting the interior of your home.
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This partially enclosed outdoor kitchen and living area benefits from a fan with integrated lighting. Additional recessed downlights deliver light where needed. Translucent screens provide a sense of privacy and allow the space to be opened or closed to the outdoors.
An outdoor porch with a cathedral ceiling and skylights creates a dramatic effect. Here the focus is on the outdoor fireplace. A modern wall sconce emphasizes the symmetry for the space and creates a focus point that enhances the architecture.
Rebecca Olson White set the scene for a night of entertaining with the design of this covered porch and patio. Spot lights extend from the interior living spaces to the outdoor area of the porch, providing a modern and consistent look. String lights connect between umbrellas that shield an outdoor fire pit, lending a festive ambiance.
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Designs by Human created a quiet getaway in this private backyard utilizing a wood-slat covered porch. The design extends to the side walls of the space. Wall sconces adorn the wood-slat walls, and an outdoor floor lamp sets an intimate seating area.
Modern wall sconces can be placed on columns or other locations as part of a covered porch. This ultramodern fixture emits clean natural light that doesn’t detract from the architecture. A series of spot lights beneath the porch provides focused lighting as needed.
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Shades of Gray Design opted for pops of blue and green in this cozy outdoor living area protected by a covered porch. An outdoor rug, artwork, and plush pillows are indoor-like touches that make the space feel homey. An outdoor fan provides a cool breeze to keep guests comfortable.
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This elegant outdoor dining area under a covered porch features a black drum pendant with gold lining. It coordinates with the single wall sconce that has a similar style that is sleek and refined. The black fixtures stand out in the otherwise neutral space, which features white wood siding and natural stone tile flooring.
A modern outdoor covered patio features exposed wood beams atop a steel framework. By contrast, sculptural seating and light fixtures takes cues from the natural setting. Coordinating pendants and wall sconces pick up design details in the modern chairs beneath.
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Deborah Bettcher of Decorating Den Interiors combined a series of staggered pendants above a dining table in this covered porch space. Though the porch receives ample light during the day, the pendants add a warm ambient glow in the evening that allows the homeowner to host element outdoor dinners.
This modern home features an overhang that forms a covered porch over the pool deck. Simple downlights work well with the home’s architecture and make the upper volume appear to float at night. Sleek, modern fixtures such as these are an excellent choice for a modern geometrical home.
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This poolside covered patio features a modern outdoor dining table and sculptural chairs. Round outdoor pendants and a striped rug anchor the set up. Outdoor ceiling fans with integrated lighting help keep the space cool and comfortable.
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Jill Shevlin Design used a series of elegant pendants to light the covered porches of this palatial estate. The composition of the facade is symmetrical, so using identical, symmetrical lights was a must. Enhance the architecture of your home by choosing fixtures that best complement it.
There are a range of fixture types that work well for covered patios. These include wall sconces, pendants and flush mount fixtures. One or more of these fixture types work well in combination. We hope these covered patio lighting ideas will help you light your home.
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