2023 Outdoor Lighting Trends and Styles

Progress Lighting offers an overview of outdoor lighting trends for 2023 and top picks for the 2023 lighting designs.

2023 Outdoor Lighting Trends and Styles

It's time to think spring and start planning outdoor projects. One that tops our list is installing new exterior lighting to increase your home's curb appeal and comfort. Here's an overview of four outdoor lighting trends and our picks for the best new lighting for 2023.

Scale Your Lighting: Think Big

PROG_P560287-031_hero_PRODIMAGE_515Extra tall front doors are in, meaning they need wall lanterns in proportion to their scale. Our Walcott Large Wall Lantern features an oversized, elongated frame measuring 20 inches in height, so it's up to the task. A distinctive vertical frame is glazed with clear glass panels and features a crisp black finish, creating a modern classic design.

Incorporate Unique Finishes

Union Sqaure_Farmhouse_Entrance_P560006-169_WEBLustrous, aged patina finishes create timeless beauty for stunning outdoor lighting designs. Ideal for classic, farmhouse and industrial exteriors, these fixtures offer unique coloring that will keep developing based on local climatic conditions. The Union Square Collection has a mellow Antique Copper finish that graciously complements its clear flat glass panels. Taking its inspiration from vintage gas lanterns, mechanical details provide character to the form.  

Blending Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

PROG_P250094-020-30_hero_PRODIMAGE_515-1Today's outdoor living spaces are an extension of the home's interior, with furniture, décor and lighting constructed of durable materials and finishes designed to withstand elements while being beautiful and functional. Exterior pendants, chandeliers and indoor-outdoor ceiling fans join traditional outdoor lighting styles to bring indoor style to outdoor spaces. Our new Upshur ceiling fan has angles and curves that offer a contemporary style. Three hand-finished ABS blades have a distinctive, angled design and are mounted directly to the flywheel to complete the fan's sleek, modern look. A dimmable LED light kit is energy efficient and casts the perfect glow, inside and out.

Evolving Design Styles

No matter your home's style, there are new exterior lighting designs to complement it. Here are a few of the latest design trends.

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Relaxed designs bring an earthy texture to streamlined silhouettes, creating a warm and inviting glow for outdoor entertaining, using materials such as rattan, wicker, and seeded glass. In Pembroke pendant, classic meets casual, with a densely woven, weather-resistant handcrafted gallery surrounding seeded glass to provide softly diffuse lighting.  


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Modern design elements are reinvented into sleek outdoor lighting pieces for contemporary spaces. Strong geometric lines, airy open frames and clear glass are key design features. One of our picks for modern exterior lights is Ramsey, whose elongated silhouette outlines clear glass panels in a hexagonal shape, bringing dimension to the structure and creating a distinctive design.


PROG_P560262-031_hero_PRODIMAGE_515Opt for traditional details such as panes of vintage-looking opaque glass that emit a soft glow for simple exteriors. The Wakeford lantern is finished in classic Black or Antique Copper, with water glass, a cross-brace design and crown molding trim, giving the light a nostalgic look with modern sophistication.

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