Regardless of the time of year, you want the outside of your home to look warm and inviting. A great way to do this is to add beautiful and unique lighting to the front of your house.
Porch Lighting — You probably already have a standard porch light next to your front door. To upgrade the look for a traditionally designed house, change out the style to a classic black mount with frosted glass. Try a mount in brushed steel with clear glass for a more contemporary look. For a rustic appearance, bronze fixtures work well. If you also have short stone columns on each side of the steps to your porch, consider adding lantern-shaped lighting atop those columns. Such lights will appear welcoming to anyone who visits.
Path Lighting — If you opt for lighting along the pathway to your front porch, don’t overdo with too many lights. Select short copper, bronze or brass fixtures. Lights with filigree over glass look especially lovely. Place your lighting approximately four to six feet apart. If you’re using extremely bright lights, you should increase the distance between each light.
Landscape Lighting — Using well lights or in-ground lighting works beautifully to highlight your garden, bushes, or trees. These light fixtures are not as noticeable as taller landscape lighting, so all of the attention will remain on your gorgeous foliage. For tree lighting, you might need more than one light for the best effect.
Special Lighting — A lighted fountain in your yard or on your front porch made of natural slate, travertine, or sandstone will draw everyone’s attention. The soothing sounds of the water and the charm of the lights will relax you after a hard day. You’ll become the envy of the entire neighborhood with such a beautiful addition to your home’s exterior.
For additional information about outdoor and indoor lighting, please contact us today.