Building A Home? 4 Outdoor Lighting Trends To Consider

From security and appeal to nighttime illumination that improves the function of various outdoor spaces, landscape lighting can be a great addition to your home. While physically beneficial, landscape lighting can also be financially beneficial. As a matter of fact, this design feature can be one of the best ways to add value to your home. Of course, you may not know where to get started, especially if you are in the process of building your home. With these current trends, you will be able to light up your landscape and outdoor spaces with appeal and value.

Twinkle Lights

One trend many homeowners are enjoying is the addition of twinkle lights in their landscape design. Twinkle lights consist of a large collection of smaller lights amassed together to create a vibrant display.

There are many areas of your landscape design where twinkle lights would be beneficial. For example, consider adding twinkle lights to the canopy of a few trees, which will create a whimsical look, or add the group of twinkle lights to various pots and planters around your home.

Twinkle lights are also a great way to illuminate a dark walkway, whether from the driveway up to your front door or out of the back door into your outdoor living spaces.

Deck/Patio Lights

Your outdoor living spaces are also a part of your landscape design. Because you most likely want to use them during the day and night, make sure these spaces are well lit.

If you have a deck or patio, custom lighting solutions are a smart investment. Flush deck or patio lights are hidden into the actual construction of your outdoor living space. They may be built into the deck flooring or the actual floor and surrounding bricks/stones of your patio.

Light posts for your deck are also good options to consider. Decorative light fixtures will sit on top of your deck posts, illuminating the floor of your outdoor space in a big and attractive way.

Lanterns make great accents for your patio. Choose oil-rubbed bronze or copper lanterns to install on and around your patio space.


Another trend you may not have thought of is the installation of a chandelier in an outdoor space. Chandeliers of varying sizes, styles, and finishes create an elegant touch while still being casual enough to use in a covered deck, porch, or patio.

When choosing a chandelier, make sure to choose one that works with your specific dining table size. A long chandelier is best for a long, rectangular-shaped outdoor dining table. If you have a round, smaller dining table on a deck or patio, an orb-style or pendant-style chandelier should be sufficient.

Even though it will be installed under a roof of sorts, it may still be exposed to rain, sleet, snow, ice, humidity, and excess heat. Therefore, the chandelier must be designed for indoor/outdoor use.

Driveway Light Posts

Since you are in the process of building your home, it is a good time to consider adding lamp posts at the entrance of your driveway. If you are building in a neighborhood with an HOA or covenants, you may need to get approval beforehand. However, light posts that match the exterior of your home, created out of brick or stone, can be a valuable addition that increases curb appeal immensely.

A light post can be constructed on each side of your driveway entrance and wired for an outdoor light fixture. Match the outdoor lamp with the other lamps used on your home's exterior to create a streamlined look. To make a massive statement, choose extra-large light fixtures for the lamp posts, which will help create a grand entrance to your home.

For more information, get in touch with a company that offers landscape lighting design services.