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21 outdoor lighting ideas to make your home shine

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton

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Outdoor lighting is the perfect way to finish off both your beautiful home façade and a well thought out garden so, if you haven't illuminated your property yet, read on!

We've found some stunning examples of how other people have lit their homes and gardens and know that you'll feel motivated to give your own a little more consideration. Armed with these inspiring pictures, your electrician will be able to recreate whatever look you like best, in no time at all.

Let's take a look…

1. Under-rafter lighting looks gorgeous on eye-catching roofs

 Houses by Licht-Design Skapetze GmbH & Co. KG

2. Your trees are a natural choice for some cool illumination!

3. Warm white lighting will make your home look welcoming and friendly

Riggsacre, Corbridge:  Houses by MWE Architects
MWE Architects

Riggsacre, Corbridge

MWE Architects

4. Colourful façade lighting will really make your home stand out

 Garden  by Ivan Torres Architects
Ivan Torres Architects

Vivienda unifamiliar en Ibiza

Ivan Torres Architects

5. Simple wall lanterns give gardens day-to-night functionality

6. Fairy lights are a steadfast favourite and you can go wild with them!

7. A perfectly-lit terrace finishes a garden off perfectly

8. Funky globe lighting works well with contemporary homes


Maison contemporaine Aix-en-Provence


9. If you have a pool, why not make that your main source of illumination?

10. Wall lighting that creates beautiful shapes makes functionality fun

 Houses by Lautrefabrique

Maison de Village


11. Porch lighting offers a security aspect, so make it as bright as possible

 Front doors by FingerHaus GmbH
FingerHaus GmbH

MEDLEY 210 A—Eingangsbereich

FingerHaus GmbH

12. A twinkly garden path ups any garden's style credentials

 Garden by Ancona + Ancona Arquitectos
Ancona + Ancona Arquitectos

La casa de las Sirenas (Patio)

Ancona + Ancona Arquitectos

13. Don't forget that your garage or car port can be part of the lighting spectacle!

14. How's this for lighting your garden in a different way?

15. Path lanterns keep your garden lighting elegant and classy

 Garden  by Astéri

Lampe de sol Muse—Contardi


16. Try to choose lighting that works with your home's style

 Garden  by OutSide BCN LED Lighting
OutSide BCN LED Lighting

Bolas decorativas naturales con luz led

OutSide BCN LED Lighting

17. Oversized string lights make any home and garden look like a festival

18. Are you a little wacky and eclectic? Perhaps your garden lighting should be too?

 Garden  by NEDGIS



19. Taking inspiration from around the world works wonders for creating a seductive and intriguing façade

Private Villa, Morocco:  Garden  by Moroccan Bazaar
Moroccan Bazaar

Private Villa, Morocco

Moroccan Bazaar

20. Bend the rules with your outdoor lighting and opt for indoor lamps!

21. Lighting different segments of your garden will really spotlight features you're proud of!

Party garden in Sevenoaks, Kent:  Garden by Earth Designs
Earth Designs

Party garden in Sevenoaks, Kent

Earth Designs

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 17 Ways To Have A Lovely Garden (And Not Die Trying).

How is the outside of your home lit?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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