First Things First: Exterior Lighting

First Things First: Exterior Lighting

Blog: First Things First: Exterior Lighting

We believe that the scale of the home and the roof line determines the size of the exterior lights. Color should coordinate with the roof color and hardware on the front door. Check out some of these great lighting selections from past Laura of Pembroke projects! Shop all exterior lights on our website, here.

Laura of Pembroke Exterior Lighting

Spaces to think about:

Front Door:

Lanterns should be hung as low as possible with clearance for maximum impact.

Laura of Pembroke Exterior Lighting

Covered Porches:

A new trend in the market is outdoor chandeliers, especially for screened in porches and covered patios. If you still want a breeze in your outdoor space but want that big impact that a chandelier gives, decorative side mount fans that can be hung in the corner of the space to circulate air are a great addition. 

Covered Porch Chandelier



Lighting is appropriate over the garage door (given that there is enough room) or on the side of the garage door. This is something that can be planned for in construction. Sometimes placing a lantern in an unexpected area creates a lot of charm. In tight spaces, sometimes you have to get creative with lighting placement!

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Laura of Pembroke Exterior Lighting

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Back of the home:

This is an important space to have well lit for security purposes, so we suggest placing lanterns on either side of a back door. If you have a poorly lit corner of your house, having a security light that comes on with movement might be a smart idea.

Post Lanterns

Adding path lighting or post mount fixtures help create a warm glow leading to the entrance of your home. 

Laura of Pembroke Exterior Lighting: Post Mount

All Photos courtesy of Laura of Pembroke, Inc. 


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