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20 of the best Outdoor Chandelier Ideas

Chandeliers are an important part of an interior lighting scheme, and fixtures that are rated for outdoor use can also brighten up your exterior spaces. Consider using outdoor chandeliers to light your patio seating areas, outdoor dining areas and many other types of spaces. Be sure to choose fixtures rated for outdoor use and read on for ideas.

Cozy Up to the Fire

A rustic stone outdoor fireplace is the perfect backdrop for a heavy round chandelier with suspended lanterns. The fixture perfectly coordinates with the traditional architecture and anchors a cozy outdoor seating area. An outdoor rug and coffee table make the space feel extra inviting.

Keep Dreaming

Envision the outdoor living area of your dreams. It likely features a rustic stone fireplace, a pitched wood-lined roof with skylights, and cozy seating. A modern chandelier hangs from the double-height space to bring everything to scale.

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Rustic Respite

Coordinating outdoor chandeliers and wall sconces warm up this quaint traditional back porch. Rustic stone and wood finishes call for heavy metal-framed fixtures. A cozy seating area and plenty of plants soften the look.

Color and Whimsy

A bold red-painted outdoor trellis contrasts green upholstered seating. A simple metal chandelier with vertical slats complements the texture and rhythm. Don’t be afraid to inject color and whimsy into your outdoor entertaining areas.

Heavy Metal

A heavy metal industrial style chandelier feels right at home under a corrugated metal ceiling. Rustic wood planks round out the look. The chandelier lends warmth and scale to this nontraditional outdoor living area.

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Calming and Elegant

A structured outdoor chandelier featuring a metal frame and brass bands adds a touch of elegance to this outdoor seating area. A cozy sofa with ample throw pillows and coffee table covered in plants adds to the elegant and inviting space. A backdrop of greenery makes this outdoor living area a calming respite.


A classic round chandelier with lantern lighting complements traditional architecture. Exposed wood beams and a wall sconce contribute to the cozy atmosphere. Set the table with fresh flowers and textured linens for the perfect outdoor lunch.

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Exterior is the New Interior

This statement-making fixture features an abstract metal half globe overlapping a frosted glass inner globe. It is an especially refined choice for an outdoor seating area. But this only proves you should pay as much attention to outdoor lighting as to interior lighting.

Wire Frame

Modern wire mesh mental frame pendants stand up well to the harsh outdoor environment. Try hanging two pendants at a different height over a daybed, seating area or outdoor dining table. Choose complementary but contrasting shapes and sizes in the same finish for the best results.

Establish Common Themes

Coordinate your outdoor pendant with your outdoor dining table. Here we see black wrought iron seating paired with a simple lantern-style pendant. A coordinating wall lighting sconce adds to the cohesive look for this outdoor dining and kitchen area.

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Exterior light fixtures can be just as sculptural and show stopping as their interior counterparts. This branch-like outdoor chandelier instantly becomes a focal point under a modern porch design. Consider using a chandelier in your outdoor kitchen set up along with recessed lighting.

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Jewelry for Your Home

A metal chandelier feels as delicate as lacework, accentuating this outdoor entrance. The sort curve of the arched opening complements the fixture’s curved form. The chandelier is like a piece of jewelry accenting the home.

Dine Al Fresco

If you live in a warm climate, being able to host outdoor dinners can be a real asset. All you need is a hard-surfaced patio, a cover or trellis, and a beautiful outdoor pendant to accent your outdoor dining table Here a drum-shaped pendant is simple and elegant and complements the home’s architecture.

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A Modern Fairytale

Spherical outdoor chandeliers that look like art pieces complement the modern woven chairs in this outdoor deck seating area. Coordinating wall sconces make the space feel finished and intentional. These whimsical light fixtures contrast the otherwise modern and rectilinear architecture.

Double Up

If you have a double-height outdoor space, you’ll need an outdoor chandelier that matches its scale. This cozy outdoor living area complete with fireplace, wood ceiling and skylights could rival most indoor living rooms. The black chandelier coordinates with the mullions and trim of the home.

Focal Point

This outdoor chandelier takes on a crystalline form. By day it looks like sculpture, and by night it glows like a precious stone. A statement-making piece like this makes sense when your outdoor space is calling for a focal point.

Aim for Contrast

One large statement outdoor pendant can tie together an outdoor seating area. This pendant maintains the perfect symmetry and complements the more traditional architecture of the home. A black metal fixture finish refines a white home exterior.

Focus on the View

Deborah Bettcher of Decorating Den Interiors utilized a series of multi pendant outdoor fixtures to highlight this dining table set up. Flanked by an outdoor living area, the dining table overlooks a wooded property through expansive arched openings. The lights add elegance without distracting from the view.

Scene Stealer

This modern abstract chandelier is perfectly suited to sleek outdoor areas. Here it lights an outdoor seating area overlooking an infinity pool and water beyond. When the architecture is clean and simple, sometimes a statement-making fixture just makes sense.

Double Up

Twin drum-shaped chandeliers bring a cozy feel to an outdoor seating area. The heavy black metal frames anchor the outdoor space, which features a rustic stone wall and smooth wood-landed sloped ceiling. Sometimes two fixtures are better than one.

Now that you’ve explored 20 of the best outdoor chandelier lighting ideas, hopefully you’ll feel prepared to select the right fixture for your space. Outdoor living areas can be just as important as indoor spaces, and lighting goes a long way to bringing a functional and homey feel. Choosing the right fixture can make all the difference in how you use your outdoor areas.


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