Outdoor Lighting Ideas to Brighten Up Your Home

When it comes to lighting your house, your options aren’t limited to indoors. You can also spruce up your house with lights outdoors. This is especially important if you are looking for a way to sell your house fast. The NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) recently listed exterior lighting as a home feature that resonates with all types of buyers. The sun may illuminate your property for most of the day, but when the night falls, having beautiful lights on your property allows you and your guests to keep having a good time well into the evening. So what are some ways to implement outdoor lighting that will take your guests’ or potential buyers’ breath away? 

Replace Front Door Lights

One way to improve the outdoor lighting experience on your property is to start with the front door lights. This is a must if you want to add value to your home by listing it for sale by the owner (FSBO). Outdoor lighting gives the impression to potential buyers that the house is well-maintained. This is especially true for those who trade out the drab front door lights that came with the house for much more customized options. If you use LED lights, this could increase your home value by one to three percent. 

Install Wall Sconces

If you want to jazz up your front or back door lights, one way to do it is with wall sconces. These lights illuminate the home’s exterior, creating a warm, welcoming ambiance for exterior spaces. Of course, your wall sconce decor doesn’t have to stop at your home’s front and back doors. If you want, you can use them to add them to your outdoor seating area or light up an exterior fence. 

Light The Way With Pathway Lighting

Another great way to make your property showstopping is to add pathway lighting. You can use this type of lighting to align your property’s patio, driveway, and walkways. One of the best ways to illuminate your home’s pathways is by adding beautiful solar lights. But recessed lighting built into the path or steps can also add a nice touch. 

Keep The Party Going With Patio Lighting

Making your front and pathways illuminate for your guests is ideal, especially if you have a large property. But don’t forget to ensure that your patio lighting is radiant. As the sun sets, patio lights can provide enough illumination to keep the entertainment going and create a nice ambiance. One of the best options for a patio area is string lights. These lights offer a nice warm glow while allowing you to spread light over a wider scope of your backyard. Another option to consider if you have a pergola or an awning is hanging lights. You can incorporate starburst lights or a beautiful outdoor chandelier covering a vast space. 

Solar or LED?

While you want to provide your guests with a great outdoor experience, you don’t want to break the bank either. One of the best choices to light up your outdoors is to choose solar lighting. These lights will automatically come on at sunset after charging from the sun’s rays all day. Another way to save while still using electricity is to use LED lights. These lights provide high-level illumination but are much more energy-efficient.