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While many people focus on lighting the interiors of their homes, outdoor lighting should not be overlooked. Not only does it improve your home’s curb appeal and resale value, but also helps to ensure your property can be safely navigated at night. And not to mention, well-lit outdoor spaces are a great place for entertaining.
The comfort of outdoor dining spaces can be greatly improved by modern outdoor ceiling fans. In this project by Pamela Hope Designs, a low-profile 8-blade fan serves double duty as air-mover and light feature. Outdoor fans have an added benefit of shooing mosquitos away.
Nothing says party time like a well-lighted pool-scape. This oceanfront Orchid Island beach house by Jill Shevlin Design features semi-flush and pendant porch lights that highlight the home’s outdoor spaces. Framed against this dramatic backdrop is the elegantly shaped pool.
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Outdoor pendants should be made of durable materials that can withstand the elements, especially for seaside properties. These powder-coated steel pendants feature a framework that suggest forms associated with more traditional interior pendant lights. Suspended above a daybed, they beckon for an intimate retreat.
This super sleek post light features durable aluminum finishes that stand up to the elements. It becomes a statement piece within your landscape design. Position these lights along a pathway to orient your guests and lead them to focal points such as a pool.
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Many people just focus on lighting their front door, but you should consider lighting the exterior of your home in three dimensions. Not only do the fixtures showcase your home’s architecture, but they also provide landscape lighting and help your family and guests safely navigate the terrain.
A rattan-like outdoor pendant provides a natural touch that is also on trend, given that the 1970s have come back in a big way. The woven texture compliments both the landscape design and the outdoor dining set. Rustic weaves and earth tones are an easy solution for your outdoor dining area.
A combination of strategically placed spotlights and an entrance pendant make this custom home designed by Jacklyn Graniczny of Sublime Homes look incredibly warm and inviting. The spotlights are aimed to showcase the texture of the rustic cut stone base, while the pendant is refined and leads guests to the front door.
An open air framed globe pendant complements the rustic feel of this outdoor space. The metal frame coordinates with the corrugated metal roof and rough-hewn wood. Many outdoor pendants look similar to those you can use indoors, and in fact many are perfectly appropriate for both locations.
Farmhouse decor is still a preferred style by many. Bring a bit of the trend to the exterior of your home with simple outdoor wall lighting: These fixtures are a little country and a little rock and roll. In this application they establish a rhythm along a wall of windows and competent the home’s metal siding.
We hope these outdoor lighting ideas have given you some inspiration for your own home. By following some basic lighting principles and sourcing the right types of fixtures, you’ll be well on your way to a cohesive lighting strategy. Your outdoor spaces will be attractive, safe, functional and entertaining after dark.
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