Outdoor Lighting to Complement Your Home
Not all outdoor lighting is created the same, and it requires more than just putting up a wall light and calling it a day. To create ambiance, it’s all about choosing the right type of lighting fixture for your home. Whether you have a small bungalow or a stately Victorian, your home has a distinctive look and feel and your lighting should match its personality.
First, assess the architectural style. When was it built? Is it more modern or traditional? Are there any defining characteristics? Once that is established, there is a vast array of options to choose from that can blend in with your home’s exterior. You’ll also want to make sure you’re choosing sturdy lighting, one that’s made of high-quality and weather-resistant materials.
Next, look at the colors that make up your stonework, siding and roofing. You will want to choose fixtures with complementary finishes in order to maintain a cohesive look. It’s also a good idea to match the proportion of your home with your lighting. Choose a light fixture that will align with the size of your home, you don’t want something so big it dwarfs your house or entryway.
Outdoor lighting not only provides ambiance, but it can also secure your home. Make sure all entry points of the home are well lit, and for added security, illuminate any side of the house in the shadows, such as side doors, walkways, and garages.
Choosing the right lighting is just one small piece of your home’s exterior puzzle. If you are contemplating a home addition or major exterior upgrade, set up a time to talk with a designer about the possibilities. You can also learn more about additions, kitchens or other remodeling projects at an upcoming workshop. Check out the photo gallery or follow Normandy Remodeling on Facebook and Instagram for even more home tips and inspiration.