How to Upgrade Outdoor Spaces with Lighting

Spring is here, and it's time to update your outdoor space. One of the easiest ways to accomplish a fresh look is with new lighting and ceiling fans.

How to Upgrade Outdoor Spaces with Lighting

We can't say it enough: spring is here, and it's time to update your outdoor space. One of the easiest ways to accomplish a fresh look for outdoor areas is with new lighting or ceiling fans. And with the plethora of choices available today, you can be entertaining, grilling or simply relaxing with a great book under the best new outdoor lighting. 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.  

A variety of on-trend styles are perfect for lighting your favorite outdoor areas. Global, Modern Organic, Coastal, and Luxe Industrial looks are popular – and open the opportunity for you to customize exterior spaces. Here's a quick cheat sheet on features for these trends, with our suggestions for lighting styles to update outdoor spaces.

Modern Organic Styles

The natural, modern organic style offers a casual, comfortable feel that is very popular today. Wood tones, greenery, natural textures, and calming colors from nature are some of the forms and materials used in this look. These tactile materials and neutral tones balance with modern lines and shapes.



The Belva ceiling fandelier offers an organic feel from its three blades rotating within a natural wicker frame with a charming lattice-like design. In addition, it's damp rated, making it perfect for creating cooling breezes in outdoor covered areas.



Global Styles

Global style reflects the memories of favorite destinations or aspirations of travel. Loads of textures offer an international appeal, and a minimalist approach combines sleek elements and patterned décor for a pop of color. It's an eclectic look with artisanal influence from around the world.

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Pendants in our Pembroke outdoor collection meet the definition of the global trend with a densely woven, weather-resistant mocha rattan handcrafted shade suspended by a trio of chains. Inside, a seeded glass directs softly diffused light onto surfaces below, creating a warm and inviting glow in outdoor entertaining spaces.

Coastal Colors

Sun-soaked colors, soft beach hues, natural materials, and the liberal use of white epitomize the new coastal aesthetic: it's far from the traditional, nautical styling of the past. Lighting fixture choices complement natural light and reflect this breezy, open lifestyle.


One of our favorite outdoor hanging pieces is the Point Dume® by Jeffrey Alan Marks Hook Pond lantern. Evoking thoughts of Jeffrey’s East Coast summer home, the lantern features a steeply pitched, barn-inspired roof crowned with a distinctive loop finial. Best of all, this beautifully casual light is equally at home indoors or in outdoor covered areas.

Luxe Industrial Styles

Preserving the historic elements of a home creates the desired urban appeal for this style. Deep tones, rustic furnishing, and mixed metal accents are all popular details for the Luxe Industrial design trend.

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We love the Union Square Wall Lantern finished in antique copper – it epitomizes a luxe industrial feel. Taking its inspiration from vintage gas lanterns, Union Square's timeless finish graciously complements its clear flat glass panels. Mechanical details provide character to the form. Use inside to light halls, foyers, and bedrooms as well as outdoor settings.


Now is the time to update your outdoor living areas' exterior lighting and ceiling fans. Explore more designs here.

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