How to Pick Outdoor Lighting That’s Functional and Stylish

iStock-585601766.jpgWhen it comes to redesigning your outdoor living area, the lighting you choose should add appeal to and still be adequate for your needs. To select outdoor lighting that’s both functional and stylish, here are a few tips:

  • Choose a simple ceiling light. If the current outdoor lighting features on the ceiling of your porch, patio, or screen room are outdated, replace these fixtures with newer options that come with a metallic finish and that aren’t overly embellished.
  • Pick out the trendy stuff. When you’re picking out outdoor lighting, don’t be afraid to go for recent trends. Lighting is one fixture that can easily and cost-effectively be replaced as things go out of style. Two trends you might want to try out right now are the pendant light and track light.
  • Don’t go too personal. Whether you’re replacing all your outdoor lighting or just installing a few new fixtures, remember that it’s best to go with lighting options that appeal to you but will also add value to your home. Before you start replacing fixtures, take the time to research what’s going to appeal now and in the future if you decide to sell your home.
  • Stay consistent. With so many outdoor lighting options out there, it can be easy to get carried away and try to incorporate more than one look. Instead, stick to fixtures that complement each other and match the decorative scheme in your outdoor living areas.

If you follow these tips, finding outdoor lighting you’re happy with that still suits your needs will be a breeze! Come by our Outdoor Design Center at Danielle Fence & Outdoor Living today to shop our outdoor lighting selection.