How Outdoor Lighting Can Match the Style of a Home

Outdoor lighting matches style of homeIt’s common that people focus too much on perfecting the inside of their home that they completely forget it can be seen from the outside as well. If you worked hard on finding your interior style, then it deserves to be showcased accordingly on the exterior! Fortunately, there are countless ways to make sure your home is illuminated in all the right ways.

Light up your entryway

The path to your front door is the initial experience people have at your home, so it’s important to make a good first impression. Outdoor lighting along this main pathway will act as a guide for guests to find your front door as well as make it there safely. As an added bonus, it will ward off potential intruders.

Consider the style of your home

The lighting design you choose should complement the overall theme and structure of your home. Lighting should be minimal for modern houses and stay parallel with the home’s lines. Shiny brass and chrome fixtures are popular because they work well with the geometric shapes in modern architecture. For a Victorian home, you might consider going with ornate fixtures to accentuate the traditional design of the house.

Create something new with your lighting

There are many different options when it comes to the design of your outdoor lighting and how it can transform the exterior of your house. We recommend creating focal points with your lighting and using it to your advantage when showcasing your favorite features. This could mean subtly highlighting your landscape with hidden lights, or creating a more comfortable atmosphere around your back patio. Just remember to focus the lighting on your house and not your neighbors!

Your lighting options

You can really set a mood with the types of light you choose to implement. LED lights are more directional and do a great job of focusing on certain areas of your home’s architecture that you want to show off. Post lighting is known to make a setting more romantic and is commonly seen by a pool or patio. Decorative lighting is beneficial for entryways, porches or patios to make those areas more welcoming and comfortable.

You’re just a few bulbs away from your one-of-a-kind lighting design! Check out the different types of outdoor lighting that Illuminations USA offers to make your house finally stand out. With any questions you may have, call 407-880-0700 today!