front porch lighting ideas

Your front porch is the first glimpse to your home and I am sure you want to make it a great place to unwind with friends and family.

Here are a few tips and ideas on how to make your porch look fantastic with these lighting techniques.

Caged lanterns

Caged lanterns are the best type of portable lighting available in the market and available online. Though lanterns add to the decoration, it is basically for the functionality of a place and to add light to a dark place. The most popular kind is the caged lanterns with LED candles. This LED candles creates a calm atmosphere by using batteries and not by using fire. Hence, you don’t have to worry about putting out the candle.

Ceiling fans

When you want to relax with a book on a lazy but hot Sunday afternoon, you need those perfect fans in your porch. Though having ceiling fans may not be necessary for a cool weather, it is better to have at least one ceiling fan in your front porch. You also need to decide whether you want these fans to have lighting. The other factors that need to be looked into are fan size and ceiling height of the porch. Also, make sure the fan is suited for a front porch area and make sure they are weather proof.

Outdoor ceiling lights

In fact, the most used form of lighting for a front porch is the ceiling lights. An outdoor ceiling light can be decorative or simple and is the primary form of light for the front porch. There are mainly two types of outdoor ceiling lights. One is fixed close to the ceiling and the second one hangs lower. Many lanterns are used as ceiling lights too when they hang lower. You can choose outdoor ceiling lights that match up to your illumination standards and use ceiling lights that make the front porch look effortless and stylish at the same time.

Outdoor wall scones

Choose the small but effective wall scones for lighting your front porch. These decorative lighting fixtures can be placed on either side of your doors. These are perfect for sprucing up any room. There are LED wall scones available too but most LEDs are not suitable for fully enclosed fixtures.

There are some points that have to be kept in mind for better lighting for your front porch. If your fittings and fixtures are going to be exposed, they have to be weather proof. Make sure the fixtures you use are not jarring and give a warm welcoming ambience. Make sure that the front porch is not too bright but well lit.

So go ahead. Have the best furniture, the perfect food and also the perfect lighting for your front porch. Make sure that the lighting and all the other things in the front porch also give you the little bit of privacy you need.