Porch lighting and accessories are near and dear to our hearts. Why? Because outdoor lighting, especially when combined with colorful shades, handsome entry door sets, and solid-brass mailboxes can be transformative – taking a ho-hum zone many of us just pass through and turning it into an inviting destination.
A pair of Amity fixtures flank the front door, while three Bandons provide overhead light
For older homes, we usually recommend sticking close the original architectural style. Because all of our fixtures are period authentic and organized into collections by era from 1860 to 1970, it’s easy to choose the lights that suit where you live. With fixtures and accessories that look like they’ve been there since the beginning, you help maintain the architectural integrity of your house and your neighborhood.
If your tastes are more eclectic or you live in a newer home, you still have lots of choices. Warehouse lights look good on nearly any style of architecture. Or try a sleek Mid-Century Modern fixture to perk things up. Our customization options – the ability to choose finish, length, and shade – allow you to create your own just-right lights.
Lights are just the beginning, though. Think of your home’s entry as another room, a place to exercise your design style and create a welcoming mood. Incorporate a flagpole holder to express your patriotism. Add a crystal doorknob for a little glamour. Set out a bench and small table to create an outdoor seating area. Doorbells, umbrella stands, flower pots, door knockers, mailboxes – they all contribute to the charm and utility of your porch.
To see how outdoor fixtures and accessories create a particular feel, visit our Pinterest boards: Curb Appeal – Warm (darker finishes that create a cozy, inviting, more traditional feel) and Curb Appeal – Bright (reflective finishes that create a fresh, open, more contemporary feel).