7 Stunning Outdoor Wall Lights for Your Home’s Exterior

No matter how much time you spend outside your home at night, outdoor light fixtures are a must-have. Outdoor wall lights are a beautiful security measure that helps family and friends find their way to the home’s entrance and around the yard. And, the better lit an outdoor space is, the safer it will be and the more evening use it will get.

Outdoor wall lights offer many versatile choices for exterior illumination. They light up front porches with a warm glow that welcomes family and friends and offer friendly lighting for outdoor entertaining on back porches.

Outdoor lanterns vary in size and design, but what they all have in common is at least two of the following features:

  • The fixture is mounted with a backplate the keeps it flush or fairly close to the wall. This backplate can be super fancy and elaborate or minimalistic depending on the aesthetics of the home. The back plate’s role is to hide the wires and electrical components of the light.
  • The outdoor wall light’s arm connects the backplate to the light source. This offers flexibility in style, and depending on the type chosen, they can be ornate, traditional, or sleekly modern. Some even have longer arms that keep the light source farther from the wall.
  • Another essential component is the wall light’s shade. Since exterior lights are usually mounted at eye level, they can accidentally blind people approaching the entrance. The shade makes the light easier on the eyes by helping to diffuse it.

Outdoor Wall Lights by Hinkley

When looking for outdoor wall lights, consider the home’s façade and any unique qualities. Match the new outdoor lighting to the home’s aesthetics or existing lighting to create a cohesive look. Another option is to look for light fixtures that go with the home’s trim or architectural elements and shape.

@carlycollettestyle

Porter 22 Inch Tall 1 Light Outdoor Wall Light

A fusion of several styles, the Porter 22 Inch Tall 1 Light Outdoor Wall Light draws on elements from Modern Farmhouse, Arts and Crafts, and Industrial design. The rivet details and sturdy hanger create a stunning and distinctive statement. The aged zinc finish and clear glass shade offer light and safety around the entryway.

@daniellejayhome

Alford Place 20 Inch Tall 3 Light Outdoor Wall Light

The classically clean design of Alford Place 20 Inch Tall 3 Light Outdoor Wall Light welcomes guests with bright, cheery light and impeccable style. The precision die-cast frame, top loop, and hanging arm allow this outdoor lantern to provide excellent illumination from every side. It adds classic flair to the stone walls and wooden eaves of the home.

@homeonfernhill

Cape Cod 26 Inch Tall 1 Light Outdoor Wall Light

The traditional Cape Cod onion lantern dates back to fishing vessels and whaling ships of years gone by. The Cape Cod 26 Inch Tall 1 Light Outdoor Wall Light adds a touch of classic New England to this charming entryway. The round shape of the clear seedy glass shade allows this outdoor light to spread a warm glow in all directions.

@jillowens_interiors

Republic 16 Inch Tall LED Outdoor Wall Light

With a double frame design, a black finish, and seedy glass frame, the Republic 16 Inch Tall LED Outdoor Wall Light feels just as at home in a country lodge as it does in a home on the coast. The rectangular shape and black finish support the shape and finish of the doorway, add freshness to the stately appeal of this home.

Outdoor Wall Lights by Capital Lighting Fixture Company

Proper lighting is vital for the entryway, but how to choose the right size for this crucial area? An outdoor wall light that is 1/3 to ¼ of your front door won’t look too small or too large for your home.

@triplecfarmhouse

Hunt 29 Inch Tall 4 Light Outdoor Wall Light

In this home with dark trim, dark black finish of the Hunt 29 Inch Tall 4 Light Outdoor Wall Light supports the color palette and gives the home visual balance. Its size makes a statement adding drama and stature to the home’s aesthetic appeal.

@wild_hearts_farm

Braden 23 Inch Tall 3 Light Outdoor Wall Light

Large enough to look substantial from the street, Braden 23 Inch Tall 3 Light Outdoor Wall Light is a striking triple-light outdoor wall mount with a sleek, versatile black finish and more than a little industrial charm. Its Mission style features sleek lines and a straight profile that goes with the sleek lines of the entryway.

Modern Outdoor Wall Lights from Savoy House

Modern outdoor lighting can easily highlight garden scenery. They look great flanking a doorway and highlighting the architecture of the home while providing light for safety. What better way to welcome guests to the entryway of a home?

@clarityhomes

Milton 19 Inch Tall 2 Light Outdoor Wall Light

The epitome of modern outdoor lighting, the streamlined lines, and comforting glow of the Milton 19 Inch Tall 2 Light Outdoor Wall Light offers warm light as family and friends approach the entryway. Its fresh, modern take on a classic, tapered-box lantern features an angular, geometric silhouette. The rich, dark finish and seedy glass frames compliment the exterior of this home with chic style and grace.

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