Guest Picks: 20 Timeless Exterior Lighting Ideas

With the nights getting longer, showcasing your house with exterior lighting is vital. Some of the fixtures below were used at the remodel of our 1950s Southern California beach cottage, but they would also function in different environments: farmhouse, cottage, urban industrial and even indoors! Mary Ann from classic•casual•house

Restoration Hardware

Filament Sconce – $229

A couple of these sconces on each side of a front door could work equally well for a shore cottage or a mountain cottage.

Colors of Light

Farmhouse Outdoor Light – $198

How about 2 or three of them over your garage doors for the farmhouse/barn look?

Restoration Hardware

Stockholm Pendant – $629

This lantern has a rustic quality that will be beautiful hanging at a pergola above a stone-topped table.

Shades of Light

Arched Outdoor Lighting – $199

These fixtures are on the balcony above it and on both sides of our garage door.

Urban Archaeology

Market Pendant – $650

The clean lines of this light will be ideal on a large covered porch overlooking a lake or sea.

Colors of Light

Seaside Nostalgia Outdoor Wall Light – $189

I am able to view this providing light to your barbecue grill. It comes in four finishes.

Layla Grayce

Jamie Young Lighting Pendant Jute – $380

This fixture could be entertaining, together with the second light, in multiples beneath a covered terrace.

Layla Grayce

Jamie Young Lighting Pendant Lafitte Jute – $230

How about a group of these above a zinc-topped farm table and a great deal of beeswax candles?


Warehouse Outdoor Pendant – $113

Can you envision this fixture light the entrance?

Colors of Light

Nantucket Ceiling Light – $99

I like the seeded glass inside this fixture, and the finish comes in three colors.

Colors of Light

Liberty Bell Outdoor Wall Lantern – $198

This sturdy-looking lamp includes a rustic feel that looks great against brick.

Exterior Lighting Universe

Concord Outdoor Sconce – $170

We’ve got these lights three of these walls. When they’re on at night they make an outdoor room that’s ideal for parties.

Exterior Lighting Universe

Black Sky Essen Outdoor Sconce – $88.20

We have this charming little light from the back doors that lead into our garage.


Textured Architectural Bronze Dome Path Light – $78

These garden lights emphasize our steps and therefore are put along the terrace walkway.


Essen Bronze Outdoor Dark Sky Pendant – $155

This is another instance of a outside fixture that works in several environments.


Little Warehouse/Barn Light – $266

This traditional American light comes in six finishes.


Jefferson Classic Flush Ceiling Fixture – $135

There are several alternatives for the colour and foundation for this fixture from Rejuvenation. Some of them on a farmhouse-style front porch could make guests feel welcome.

Restoration Hardware

Filament Pendant – $375

The easy lines of this mild give a casual but sophisticated atmosphere to it.

Circa Lighting

Moderate Kensington Hanging Lantern – $777

This lantern would be a charming addition dangling above the front entrance to a beach home or metropolitan town residence.

Urban Archaeology

Galley Exterior Light – $3,180

This light makes a wonderful nautical statement on a door.

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