Summer is finally upon us—and that means our porches, backyards and decks have become an extension of our living rooms. So why not make your outdoor living as cozy and welcome as the inside of your home? One of our favorite ways to accomplish that is to give your exterior lighting a quick, thoughtful face-lift.
Adding a little magic to your outdoor space can be as easy as switching out your old porch lights or adding new accessory lighting, helping transform it into everyone’s favorite hangout spot. Here are five of our favorite lighting picks from Buffalo’s own Shanor Lighting for a dose of outdoor inspiration.
1. Light Outdoor Chain Mount Ceiling Fixture
This chain-mounted porch light by Z-Lite is the perfect mix of traditional and contemporary, with a strong silhouette reminiscent of vintage railroad lanterns. Its smooth lines keep it modern and make this a great choice for those looking to give new life to their porches. Choose from a variety of bulb options to further customize to your style.
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2. Outdoor Wall 2Lt
Guests won’t be able to miss this ornate wall lantern by Kichler. If you have a beautiful historic home that needs fixtures to match—or simply want to channel that vibe on your front porch—this light is sure to wow. Like the design but would prefer it as a hanging lamp or post mount lamp? Don’t worry, it’s available in those options too.
3. Rampart-Outdoor Wall Mount
On the other end of the style spectrum, these LED wall sconces by ET2 bring an ultra-mod look to any space. We love that the slatted metal directs the light vertically, making it a great choice for those conscious of light pollution. Of course, the unique shape makes it a style statement choice, too.
4. 4 Light Outdoor Post Lantern
Bring some romance to your yard with a post-mount light by Capital. This lantern boasts four light bulbs featuring a soft look that will illuminate your front yard, garden or any other strategic spot. (It fits a 3-inch post, which you’ll need to buy separately unless you have your own that you’re looking to upgrade.)
5. Ledge LED 12V Path Light
Prefer a more minimalist approach to your outdoor lighting? These sleek path lights by WAC add just the right subtle touch. The clean lines and 90-degree angles will keep your space looking sharp while making sure your walkways are well lit.
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