Porch Lighting Ideas

As the sun begins to set, many homeowners turn on a front porch light to illuminate their home. While many of us just see this as normal routine, leaving a light on is more than just illumination. It’s a welcoming sign for visitors and provides additional safety at night.

With this in mind, why just settle for any old light? By upgrading your front porch light fixture, you’re adding curb appeal and creating a warm environment for guests. There are many interesting front porch lights that will inspire you to rethink your current lighting. Here are a few outside lighting ideas to get you thinking about how you can spice up your porch.

 

Wall Lights

Porch wall lights are among the most common fixtures and come in a variety of styles to match your outdoor décor. There are classic looking lantern lights that look great on almost any front porch to modern circular porch lights. Vintage styles with Edison bulbs are becoming more trendy as homeowners bring back a classic look to their homes.

As you may guess, porch wall light fixtures are mounted to the outside of your home. If you’re replacing a wall mount light, this may be a DIY project for you, based on the product’s instructions. Whenever you are working with electricity, always remember to shut the power off before beginning your project.

 

Outdoor Post Lights

Since it’s not attached to the home, outdoor porch post lights have the freedom to go where you’d like, making them an extremely versatile option for the homeowner who is thinking out of the box. Many times, these lights are placed on the entryway to the porch. These come in many classic styles either with one bright light or multiple bulb options and they stand alone. You’ll need to contact a pro for this installation, as the wiring can be complicated if you don’t already have a post light installed.