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!
Today’s post was inspired by multiple requests I received over the past few months for various types of outdoor light fixtures. The requests ranged from ideas for outdoor wall sconces, flush mounts, pendant/chandeliers, and post mount light fixtures. So today I’m sharing my top picks for exterior light fixtures broken down by the various categories!
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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.
After I shared some additional details about our courtyard a few weeks ago, questions continued to pop up about our outdoor wall light fixture lanterns. Unfortunately we bought them at Lowe’s 6 or 7 years ago and I hadn’t been able to find them for the last year or two. But, I’m 99% sure the reason Lowe’s no longer carries them is because… the line is now at Home Depot and Wayfair instead! They also have the 2-light version available, as well, which is a bit smaller than ours. I know the image below doesn’t show them super well but you can see one on the left wall as well as in the reflection on the right side.
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 also held up fairly well over time, although I do feel like the finish has started to fade, as is the case with many outdoor light fixtures over time. 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
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 which drives me nuts.
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. 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!
This flush mount light fixture looks so good I’d even use it indoors!
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! They survived our major storms earlier this week as well as me half stepping on one of the bulbs before I caught myself. I’ve also found some other options that look like great alternatives if you’re looking for a different style or length.
I’m already trying to scheme up various uses for something like this pair of solar outdoor star lights! From Christmas decor to dinner parties to outdoor weddings. So many possibilities! The reviews on this exact set aren’t great (thanks to an actual on/off switch) but I’m going to search for something similar I can hopefully share down the road!
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 & Affordable Bathroom Vanity Lights
- Stylish Flush Mount Light Fixtures
- 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
- 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
- Adding Curb Appeal to the Rental House
I hope you found some exterior light fixtures you love!
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