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5 Outdoor Lighting Ideas For Your Home

August 15, 2018

Here are five ideas you can utilize to make your home the prettiest in the neighborhood:

Many people are only concerned about the quality of the lighting inside their homes, but if you want your house to really feel like a home, you should give equal attention to the outdoor lighting as well.


Front Door Lighting

Outdoor lighting by your front door is practically a necessity for your home. This will likely be the primary entryway to your home, so you will want it to feel as safe and comfortable as possible. To light up your front door, you can either mount lights beside the door, hang lights above it, or both! Without adequate lighting, neither you nor your guests will feel excited upon entering your home, but with it, your front door will serve as the perfect segue between the outdoors and your house.


Landscape Outdoor Lighting

If you take great pride in your landscaping, it is worth investing in outdoor lighting to show off your handiwork, even when the sun is not out. Strategically placed lantern lights, well lights, or path lights can increase the aesthetic appeal of your landscaping, both during the day and at night. Particularly if you install these lights around the landscaping in front of your house, you can boost its curb appeal, which could lead to a higher home value if you decide to sell in the future.


Porch Lighting

Outdoor lighting can make all the difference when it comes to enjoying your front or back porch. Once nighttime falls, you need a light source if you want your porch to be usable past 8 pm. Installing an outdoor fan light or several hanging lights can create a serene ambiance for you and your family to enjoy. Additionally, if your lights are motion-sensored, they can add an extra layer of security to your house.


Pool Lighting

If you want to take your backyard pool to the next level, you should install some pool lighting. Outdoor lighting in or around your pool will immediately make your pool look more expensive and appealing, and it could entice your family to use the pool more often. You can install lights in the pool itself to highlight the water, or you can surround the deck with lighted posts for a less permanent lighting solution.


Home Exterior Lighting

Most lighting is installed for functionality, but sometimes you want to install lights purely for aesthetic appeal. If you have seen a home that has lights installed on its exterior, you know how stunning the outdoor lighting can make the home look. You can install lights right below the roof of your home or above windows and doors, and instead of your home fading into the darkness, it will be lit up like a Christmas tree!