We’ve been working for what feels like all summer on our outdoor curb appeal project. And I am not mad about that one bit. It’s been fun to be able to enjoy the summer sunshine, the time together, and the vacations all while making a massive impact on the look and feel to the exterior of our home. If you haven’t yet read our post on just how we made the drastic transformation with paint be sure to check that out here
Our latest impact has come with lighting. It really is wild to look at before and afters when it comes to lighting. The simple change has a major impact on your space. Which is probably one of the many reasons I am obsessed with these changes. But when it comes to outdoor lighting I often notice people get stuck picking out all matching lights.
I am here to tell you that it’s ok to do it differently!
When we started our search for new lighting we knew we wanted our front porch lighting to be a show stopper chandelier. Which was where I wanted to start. But as with every project we tackle it doesn’t always happen the way. I ended up finding the garage lighting first and absolutely loved the modern style, finish and size. These lights are the Paradox in bronze by Troy Lighting.
Once we solidified the garage lighting we were able to select the next set. As I continued to search for that magical chandelier I fell in love with the Bunker Hill by Troy Lighting in vintage bronze. I was first drawn to this particular fixture because of the mounting and size. We needed a light that could be mounted over the top of our side entry, and we needed that light to be substantial in size. I felt both the Paradox and Bunker Hill lighting worked well together because both have a bronze finish and have straight lines which help making the lighting coordinate together!
Now having selected two of the three fixtures we needed really helped guide my selection for our front porch chandelier. When I came across the Morgan Chandelier by Troy Lighting it was basically love at first sight! So I thought it would be helpful for me to give you guys the guide I used to help pick exterior lighting that do not match, but rather coordinate.
Here’s some simple things to look for and think about when picking out exterior lighting for your home.
Finish – one way to help keep your exterior lighting feeling cohesive without feeling matchy matchy is by having the same finishes in some part of each lighting fixture you select.
Size – This is really important. You want to make sure the lighting size is just the right size. The last thing you want is a fixture that is just too small. We like to look at the dimension of the lighting and actually go measure it out in the space the lighting will go into.
Mount – Become familiar with how the fixtures can be mounted. Sometimes fixtures can be mounted several different ways while other fixtures can only be mounted one way.
Style – When mixing fixtures, sticking with similar styles makes it easier to ensure they will coordinate and flow well!