15 ideas for outdoor home lighting (which look spectacular!)

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15 ideas for outdoor home lighting (which look spectacular!)

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When you want to make your home stand out for all the RIGHT reasons, you can't go wrong with some fabulous exterior lighting. Whether you choose to illuminate your property, the garden or even some garden features is up to you, but we really think that some inspired illumination is definitely the  way to go! We've looked at how other people have chosen to use outdoor lighting to their advantage and boy, have they given us some great ideas that we thought we should share with you today. Get ready to get your electrician on speed dial, as the future of your property really does look bright!

1. Go to town with your garden lighting.

If you have mature trees in your garden, lighting them to good effect will create a really eye-catching feature!

2. Geometric wall lighting.

Don't think of exterior wall lighting as dull, as you can choose something that will create gorgeous shapes on your exterior facade! What a way to tap into the geometric trend!

3. A hot idea for a cozy terrace.

Not just beautiful and illuminating, a fire pit will add much-needed extra warmth to outdoor spaces in the cooler months. What's not to love?

4. Accent features.

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Funky alcoves or textured walls should always be a highlight of your home and something that you seek to make the most of. Simple but bright exterior wall lights are perfect for this!

5. Gorgeous wall down-lighters.

We see so many up-lighters on the facades of stunning homes that these down lighters are really unusual, but SO effective! Just look at how the stonework has been exaggerated! 

6. Pergola pendulums.

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You know how much we love a stunning garden pergola, but when you add contemporary lighting to one, that's when things get really interesting! These globes are ideal with the simple styling of the wooden frame.

7. An inclusive entertainment zone.

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Why just have lights or a fire pit when you can have both and a huge television too? An entertainment patio is a luxe way to add some lighting to the outside of your home and we think it will guarantee you some friends too!

8. Lighting the way to the door.

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Path lighting is something that we ALWAYS love, as it makes perfect sense and looks aesthetically amazing too. While it's a really perfunctory addition, you can't deny that it really adds some gravitas to a home exterior too!

9. Illuminated steps.

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Residencia R53

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Speaking of practical additions that look great, stairway lighting will never get old! Helping visitors to see where  they are going, while drinking in the full glamour of your home, we think subtle wall-mounted illumination is incredible!

10. Subtle and integrated but definitely there!

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For a rear garden, can you think of anything nicer than subtle lighting that has invisible mechanisms, but still creates a warm and enticing glow? We can't! Simply hide your bulbs in your flower beds to create this look!

11. All geared towards the entrance.

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Exterior lighting usually has a function to fulfill and in this case, it's making the entrance the star of the show! Everything leads to the front door here and makes the porch look amazing!

12. Pathway lighting to die for!

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Now this is path lighting 2.0! Thin strips of light permeate through the stone path to create an exemplar, ultra luxury version of a standard path and we love it!

13. Sunken spotlights for superior style.

For pretty exterior lighting that won't impact on your facade too much, sunken spotlights in a wooden path have to be one of our top recommendations. They just look so elegant!

14. No more dark doorways.

Even if you don't light your path or your walls, some bright doorway illumination is a must and will make your home stand out in a crowd. Warm and inviting, a well-lit front door is the stuff of entrance dreams!

15. Starlit swimming sensations!

Finally, for a touch of added luxury, how about lighting your pool? The effect will brighten your whole outdoor space and make the most of an extravagant garden addition too. What could be better?

If you are in the mood for some extra lighting inspiration, take a look at this article: 8 lovely lighting ideas for different parts of your home!

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