Summer is the time to entertain, barbeque, or simply catch up with a great book, which means your outside living spaces are about to be front and center. Whether entertaining friends on the newly finished patio or dining in the warm summer evenings with family, outdoor lighting is a key factor in enhancing exterior environments.
There’s a variety of on-trend styles that are perfect for lighting your favorite outdoor areas. Coastal, Farmhouse, and Industrial looks remain popular – and open up the opportunity for individuals to customize exterior spaces. Here’s a quick cheat sheet on features for these trends:
Weathered wood accents that incorporate nature-inspired materials and clean neutrals with soft, beachy hues are ideal for Coastal settings.
Farmhouse design style incorporates soft neutrals and bold décor are often incorporated into Farmhouse design styles. This approach is especially ideal for someone who loves to combine vintage pieces and weathered furnishings.
Preserving the historic elements of a home creates the desired urban appeal for this particular style. Deep tones, rustic furnishing, and mixed metal accents are all popular for the Industrial design trend.
Extending the living space in outdoor areas through lighting and ceiling fans is key to enjoying these areas for as many months out of the year as possible. Outdoor hanging lanterns can help illuminate porches and patios when it starts to get dark earlier, while outdoor ceiling fans are a great addition to keep the air circulating during warmer weather. Edison bulbs in both amber and clear bulb options continue in popularity in outdoor lanterns – and now are available in energy and cost saving LED versions.
Beyond simply replacing a light bulb, Progress Lighting now offers outdoor LED lighting collections in a variety of styles with an integrated LED light source. According to Colleen Visage, Vice President of Product Management for Progress Lighting, outdoor LED products are continuing to rise in demand as the price becomes more affordable.
“Consumers recognize the importance of energy savings as well as the long lifespan of an LED light. Outdoor LED lighting styles are versatile and enhance aesthetics while improving safety and security for exterior areas,” said Visage.
Now is the time to update exterior lighting and ceiling fans for your outdoor living areas. Get inspired! Here’s more information about designing your dream home and incorporating various design styles into your home.