3 Outdoor Living Ideas for Inspiration on Your Home’s Lighting

Progress Lighting provides three outdoor living space ideas to inspire you to plan the perfect outdoor entertainment, dining, kitchen, or pool house area lighting.

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Outdoor living is more popular than ever before! Today, a comfortable and beautiful outdoor living space is one of the most asked-for amenities for home buyers, owners, and renters. To help you plan your perfect spot, we’ve got three fabulous outdoor living ideas to spark your imagination.


Picture-Perfect Pool House Lighting

Staycation? Yes, please, when there is a pool house like this to lounge in. This picture-perfect pool area conjures up thoughts of peaceful retreats. The pool house’s clapboard siding offers an East Coast style, yet the columned porch with a pagoda-influenced peaked roof adds a modern contrast. A calming blue and white color scheme dominates, reflecting the influence of the pale blue pool water. An oversized lantern pendant from the Hook Pond Jeffrey Alan Marks Point Dume™ Exterior Collection creates a stunning focal point while bringing plenty of comfortably diffused illumination to the cozy sitting area. Two coordinating Hook Pond wall lanterns flank the double French doors. The Hook Pond pendant and Hook Pond wall lanterns are finished in soft Shelter White. The lighting fixtures feature a steeply pitched, barn-inspired roof crowned with a distinctive loop finial. A clean, modern frame holds glass panels printed with a unique silver mesh pattern reminiscent of a traditional screened-in porch.

Pembroke_Gazebo_P550127-31M_crop_WEBA Cozy Retreat with Inviting Lighting

Enclose your outdoor living space with a beautiful pergola. Pergolas are outdoor living structures featuring a roof supported by columns, are single-level and open on the sides. This freestanding pergola takes the outdoor living area to the next level. The space is constructed of natural warm wood, gray stone, and tile, mixed in a way that adds subtle dimensions and texture. The simply designed fireplace brings an elegant yet comfortable touch for a chilly evening. The Pembroke chandelier in the structure’s center has an organic style that melds perfectly with the pergola’s warm wood architecture. A densely woven, weather-resistant handcrafted shade surrounds seeded glass to provide softly diffuse lighting with a warm and inviting glow. The Walcott wall lantern has a vintage charm that beckons guests to come in, sit down, relax and enjoy the cozy atmosphere.


Outdoor Entertainment with Stylish Lighting

If you love to entertain, then an outdoor kitchen and eating area is a must-have, especially when it has an adjacent sitting area with a fireplace to relax in front of. Here, a neutral palette of stoic gray and white stone, warm wood tones and crisp white trim define the room’s layout. The Swansea Island chandelier anchors the bar area with an airy frame distinguished by strong geometric lines finished in modern black. Clear glass shades enclose elegant lights and offer some protection from the elements. The Gillen ceiling fan takes center stage over the seating area to stir the air in style. Gillen has a striking, vintage design showcased by a classic black finish and clear glass globe shade. Shop all exterior lighting here.

Want more inspiration to stylize your outdoor spaces? Visit our website to browse the entire line of exterior lighting from Progress Lighting.


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