It's time for another installment of The Curb Appeal Series – a summer series chock full of tips, tricks & ideas for improving your home’s curb appeal. All with projects sponsored by our friends at The Home Depot!
We've already talked about greening up your grass and this week we're going to talk about an even easier way to sweeten your curb appeal – new outdoor lighting! By swapping out tired old light fixtures for fresh new lighting, you can improve the curb appeal of your home as well as its safety and security.
Lighting is not only an important safety feature in the evening, but during the day it's a visual accent that can lend drama and interest. When mounted near the Door or over the entry, keep it consistent with the other hardware of your facade. Go bold with twin lantern-style sconces or, if you have a porch, use a large ceiling fixture that stands out and provides a glimpse of the décor aesthetic you'll find inside your house. For a touch of glamour, flank your walkway with low-voltage or solar lights, or let them peek through your plantings.
Let's do some window shopping, shall we?
Outdoor Wall Lights
These wall sconces are a few of my absolute favourites! Part Farmhouse, part Industrial, they're certainly not builder boring!
From L to R: Dark Sky Essen Collection 6 in. 1-Light Outdoor Short Arm Wall Sconce in Bronze, Progress Lighting Brookside Collection Antique Nickel 1-light Wall Lantern, World Imports Dark Sky Kingston Collection Wall-Mount Outdoor Bronze Lantern
Any of these wall lights would look fabulous on say a brick brownstone or a modern bungalow.
From L to R: Hampton Bay 1-Light Outdoor Wall Lantern with Motion Sensor, Bronze Finish, World Imports Dark Sky Revere Collection 10 in. 1-Light Outdoor Wall Lantern in Flemish, Progress Lighting Danbury Collection Antique Bronze 1-light Wall Lantern
Outdoor Ceiling Lights
If you happen to have a front porch that has hanging light fixtures, these three options each have their own unique look.
From L to R: World Imports Ayrs Outdoor Collection Bronze 12 In. 4-Light Hanging Lantern, Progress Lighting Augusta Collection Forged Black 2-light Outdoor Flushmount, Canarm Ltd 1 Light Brushed Pewter Ceiling Mount, Clear Glass
Take a look around, do your sconces need a little fixing up? Or are they screaming for a complete lighting overhaul? Could your curb appeal use a much needed light fixture update? Which outdoor light do you like best?
P.S. If you want to do learn more about outdoor garden lighting, check out this post on the Home Depot site.
Photos and quotes from HomeDepot.ca