Updating Our Outdated Exterior Lighting

April 13, 2016

As we begin the process of giving our home's exterior a makeover with paint we are forced to examine the current lighting situation.  It's bad.  Really bad.  The two sconces that are placed on our front porch are brass, old (not in a good way) and way too small for the scale of our house.  The lighting on the garage is not much better.  Old white lights (again not the good kind of old), dingy and lacking character.  

So as we decide on the perfect yellow for our home we also must decide on the perfect lighting as well.  

I am looking for something black as this is the color we are going to paint our shutters and I believe is a timeless and classic accent color.  I am looking for something with a bit of character and historical influences.  And something that is to scale for our house. I'm not too picky....I promise.  My husband and step dad say that I am "persnickety". Sometimes I take this as a compliment :).  

Here are some great lights that I found while searching the web.  Now to decide on a favorite....

Savoy House Monte Grande Slate Outdoor Wall Mount Lantern

  Savoy House Monte Grande Slate Outdoor Wall Lantern

Bolton Indoor/Outdoor Sconce

Bolton Indoor/Outdoor Sconce by Pottery Barn

Black Jamestowne 2 Light Outdoor Lantern Wall Sconce

Black Jamestown 2 Light Outdoor Lantern Wall Sconce

Savoy House Barrister Slate Outdoor Wall Mounted Lantern

Savoy House Barrister Slate Outdoor Wall Lantern

Shepard One Light Outdoor Wall Sconce

Shepard One Light Outdoor Wall Sconce

Elk Lighting Farmstead Matte Black One Light Outdoor Wall Light

Farmstead Matte Black One Light Outdoor Wall Light 

Case Indoor/Outdoor Sconce

Case Indoor/Outdoor Wall Sconce by Pottery Barn

Hinkley Sullivan Black Large Outdoor Wall Light

Hinkley Black Large Outdoor Wall Light 

Millhouse 2 Light Outdoor Wall Sconce

Millhouse 2 Light Outdoor Wall Sconce 

As you can see from the above images, I am leaning towards a lantern style outdoor fixture.  I just love all of these.  Classic, timeless, character and beauty. It will be hard to choose.  

Stay tuned to see what we pick....

Classic and Timeless Outdoor Lighting