Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Your Front Porch

Caroline Inge

Article Posted By: Caroline Inge

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When it comes to curb appeal, outdoor lighting is a great way to give your home’s façade a face lift. We love the way a lantern in an unusual shape or color can set your home apart from every other home on the block. We rounded up a few of our favorites.


If you have a more traditional home, an outdoor light fixture with more traditional styling makes sense. But even if you go that route, consider a fixture with an oversize scale, or an usual color or patina.

The Acclaim Lighting Dover Collection is tall at 16 inches, and while it looks quite classic, two of these lanterns on both sides of a front door would make a dramatic statement.

The gray-green patina finish of the Progress Lighting Crawford Collection Golden Baroque Wall Lantern makes it the perfect complement to a traditional home with a more rustic style.

For a simple, understated option, the Hampton Bay Bronze Wall Lantern is a classic.


The Hampton Bay Hyannis Collection Wall Mount Lantern has a unique shape that would definitely enhance your home’s curb appeal.

For a more casual vibe, the Design House Mason RLM Wall Mount Dark-Sky Downlight has a slightly nautical feel to it.

With a sculptural shape and seeded glass globe, the Design House Highland Wall Mount Downlight would work perfectly with a craftsman-style home.


A globe wall lantern is a great way to add a bit of personality to your home. We love the earthy feel of the seeded glass on the Hampton Bay Sutton Collection Wall Mounted Outdoor Lantern.

With a nod to sailor’s lanterns of days gone by, the Kenroy Home Hatteras Wall Lantern would bring a nostalgic, vintage feel to your home’s exterior, without feeling overly traditional.

For more modern-styled homes, the Progress Lighting Globe Collection in Black brings a sleek, sophisticated look to your front door.

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