Adding new lighting fixtures can instantly update your home’s look, no matter the size of your space or budget. LED and solar-powered lighting are attractive options. Not only do they speak great, but they save money over time—a win-win situation!
Outdoor lighting can highlight your landscape features and provide security in dark areas around your exterior or at the door. Here’s a glance at some of the leading trends that might inspire you if you’re looking for ideas
SOLAR-POWERED PATH LIGHTS
Solar-powered LEDs are now popular options for lighting outdoor pathways and patios. The best part? They’re easy to install—no complex wiring. Since these lights don’t produce very bright light, they’re great accent lighting.
Choosing a solar-powered light fixture helps the environment and saves money on utility bills.
OUTDOOR WALL LIGHTS
Sidewall light fixtures are the latest trend in outdoor lighting. These new lights use panels to cover bulbs rather than clear glass or translucent plastic covers. Paint the panels a colour that matches the house’s siding. These elegant lights are best suited for highlighting landscapes and walkways.
If you’re longing for a Moroccan getaway, try creating the same beautiful vibe at home. Since Moroccan style is all about meticulous metalwork, choose classy Moroccan-style lamp options with detailed artwork—like they do in Morocco! If you have a backyard, installing these pretty lights is a good idea.
SMART SECURITY LIGHTS
Next year, smart lights will be one of the most popular trends in outdoor lighting. We’ve all heard about security features like motion sensors on our home alarms. However, as smart technology makes its way into more and more products—including those for homeowners—smart light bulbs are quickly becoming fixtures in many people’s living rooms too! Wireless setups and scheduling capabilities make smart security lights some of the best accessories you can add to your existing home security system.
LED PATH AND STEP LIGHTS
These lights, which are shorter than traditional ones, can be installed along garden paths or around steps to create a pleasing atmosphere.
TRADITIONAL LANTERN LIGHTS
Lanterns never really disappeared from the lighting industry—they’re more popular than ever. Traditional and dreamy lantern lights will continue to be among the top outdoor lighting trends in 2023. Lanterns, which come in various shapes and sizes, can be used to light up your garden or deck. You may also choose pendants that hang from trees or other plants during parties.
WATERPROOF PATIO FLOOR LAMPS
Floor lamps don’t just have to stay indoors. Outdoor floor lamps can be used for your deck, garden or patio—transforming dull spaces into places where you and your friends can enjoy quality time together.
TRADITIONAL GLASS LANTERNS
You can also use traditional lanterns instead of stringing lights inside glass containers and mason jars. Nothing catches a person’s eye like one from glass. Outdoor lanterns with bulbs that resemble antique electrical lights or classic gaslights will add a touch of elegance to your garden. Make sure you install them in an area that is sheltered from rain and snow, though.
BOLLARD PATH LIGHTS
Bollards are a popular choice for lighting outdoor spaces and can be found in solar-powered versions and traditional ones with bulbs. This lighting trend was common in commercial outdoor settings, but we’ll see many homeowners incorporating it to light up their yards.
MODERN BRASS FIXTURES
Future outdoor lighting trends are likely to swing back toward some classic styles, including copper or brass fixtures. Many modern and contemporary brass lighting fixtures can be added to your existing furniture collection—making it even better!
OUTDOOR STRING LIGHTS
String lights are now a common part of indoor and outdoor décor. However, the latest string lighting options are safer, longer-lasting, offer better illumination than their predecessors—and come with some nifty features that make them ideal for outdoor use.
IN-GROUND PATH LIGHTING
If you live with children or older people and do not wish to risk the hazard of tripwires, these lights may be a good choice because they are safer. They also come in a large variety that lets you highlight specific landscape features.
TWINKLE STRING LIGHTS
Use twinkle string lights year-round, not just for seasonal décor. Hang beautiful string lights with auto sensors around your trees and shrubs to add more depth to your landscaping—and improve the outlook of any property. Visitors will be pleasantly surprised to see these pretty lights twinkling whenever they brush past them, or the breeze blows. You can also find solar-powered varieties of these lights, which are great for places without electricity.
SMART TORCH LAMPS
Smart torch lamps make fabulous additions to any outdoor lighting collection. With a wide range of options available, you can pick from the best brands in the market—all within easy reach with just a few taps or swipes on your smartphone!
Spotlights or uplights are best suited to highlighting narrow and unique areas of your outdoor spaces—like a particularly lovely flower bed or decorative fountain. Some homeowners install spotlights on the ground or trees to make them look more beautiful.