Sharing a collection of stylish and affordable exterior light fixtures for your home. Includes exterior wall mount fixtures, ceiling mount, post mount, string lights and more in a variety of finishes and sizes!
Looking to update the curb appeal of your home? One of the easiest ways to do so is to update your exterior light fixtures! Whether you have wall mounted outdoor lights, exterior hanging lights, post mounted lights, or even looking for some string lights for your patio, I’m sharing a ton of ideas and stylish finds!
This post was originally published on June 11, 2020 but has been updated today with current product selections. This post also contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
The Outdoor Light Fixtures At Our Home
Before we jump into all the lighting options I found, I thought I’d quickly review the ones we have at our home first.
Courtyard Outdoor Light Fixtures
Any time I share images of our courtyard, questions continue to pop up about our outdoor wall light fixture lanterns. We bought and installed them shortly after we moved into our home nine and a half years ago! You can purchase them here. They also have the 2-light version available (also here), as well, which is a bit smaller than ours.
I’m a big fan of the seeded glass (we get way too many bugs and cobwebs up in ours for clear glass). I also love that these are fully enclosed so bugs don’t get inside them. They’ve held up fairly well over time, but after nine-ish years, the finish has started to fade. It’s only noticeable if you know what they originally looked liked 😉 We also have these same lights on either side of our garage doors, but the view of the courtyard below shows them a little better.
COURTYARD SOURCES: Swivel/Glide Woven Armchairs | Concrete Side Tables | Sunbrella Striped Outdoor Pillows | Outdoor Lantern Wall Sconces | Shatterproof String Lights | Block Print Napkins | Cane Wrapped Glasses | Oyster Shell Dishes | Similar Black Planters
Front Porch Light Fixtures
On our front porch, we have these exterior lantern lights and have been happy with them. However, the bottom is open on these, so they’re filled with cobwebs pretty much non-stop in the summer months which drives me nuts. Something to keep in mind if you install them in an area that is prone to bugs!
Backyard Light Fixtures
Moving out to our backyard and recently completed pool house, we have some fun new additions! In the area between the courtyard and the pool house, we added this gorgeous gooseneck light fixture. This area doesn’t have much going on since it’s more of the side yard, so the interior copper is like a little bit of jewelry for the space! It’s definitely more of a splurge but can be customized so many ways with a variety of color combos!
Moving on to our outdoor bar, we have two of these large outdoor wall lanterns flanking either side of the gas strut window. Pictures are somewhat deceiving because these things are actually massive when not surrounded by such oversized items! They’re also a bit of a splurge, but about a fourth of the cost of the designer version that inspired them! I love that they come in two finishes and four size options!
Exterior Wall Light Fixtures
The Darlana Outdoor Wall Lanterns are basically my dream outdoor light, but pretty cost-prohibitive, especially for being outside. So they’ve always served as my inspiration when searching for more affordable alternatives (like these mentioned above). Following are some of my top picks for exterior wall light fixtures. Please note that many of these (as well as others further down in the post) come in several finishes or sizes. Click on any of the images below to learn more about each of the exterior light fixtures.
Exterior Ceiling Mount Light Fixtures
I always love homes that have a wire light hanging from the porch above the front door. It’s one of my favorite exterior looks. And this outdoor star pendant light is still one of my all-time favorites! I will use this light somewhere someday!
Following are even more exterior ceiling mount light fixtures I love. Click on any of the images below to learn more about each of the items.
Exterior Post Mount Light Fixtures
The exterior post mount light fixtures prove a bit more challenging. It honestly wasn’t easy to find many that were fairly affordable and chic. Following are some I found in my searches that I think are good options though! Click on any of the images below to learn more about each of the items.
Exterior String Lights
I can’t say enough great things about our shatterproof string lights so far! You can see then up in the courtyard photos. They have survived multiple major storms throughout the years! I’ve also found some other options that look like great alternatives if you’re looking for a different style or length.
Following are even more exterior string light and fairy light options (some solar, some wired). Click on any of the images below to learn more about each of the options.
Additional Light Fixture Inspiration for Interiors
If you’re looking for further ways to update the lighting in your home, be sure to check out some of the additional posts below. Click on any of the post titles to be taken to the full post.
- Stylish Ceiling Fans
- Stylish Flush Mount Light Fixtures
- Stylish & Affordable Bathroom Vanity Lights
- Bathroom Sconce Lights
- Stylish Table Lamps for All Budgets
- Modern Traditional Wall Sconce Lighting + Our Staircase Plans
- Lighting Look For Less: Beaded Chandelier
- Review of the Best Knock-off Darlana Pendant Lights
- Swing Arm Sconces
Additional Home Exterior Update & Outdoor Inspiration
If you’re looking for further ways to update the exterior of your home, be sure to check out some of the additional posts below. Click on any of the post titles to be taken to the full post.
- 6 Simple Ways To Boost Curb Appeal
- Outdoor Planters
- The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Coffee Tables & Side Tables
- Outdoor Courtyard Refresh
- Fire Pit Tables & A Courtyard Update
- Outdoor Dining Essentials
- The Best of Summer Pool Floats
- Front Porch Planter Ideas
- Summer Planter Ideas
- How To Plant Flowers In A Pot
- The Best Exterior White Paint Colors
I hope you found some exterior light fixtures you love!
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