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  • Summer Outdoor Entertaining Ideas with Chandeliers

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    Make sure your outdoor style is on-point this summer, try adding an unexpected chandelier...!

    Crystal chandelier suspended from a tree bough above modern dining table and benches

    Outdoor patio with chandelier

    Whether it's built to appear indoor/outdoor, you can give your home the feel of being connected to the outdoors by making your exterior as well-designed as your interior.

    This means including all the staple elements that you would inside, like modern furnishings and beautiful lighting.

    Try adding an unexpected design element. Place a  chandelier over your outdoor dining space like this home above.

     BoHo style enclosed patio with traditional crystal chandelier

    Enclosed patio with style

    If your "outdoor" space is a little more covered, like this one above, you can be a little more flexible with materials.

    Go ahead and include some pretty fabrics that may not do as well in an open-sky patio.

    The eye-catching crystal chandelier is just icing on the cake for this chic patio space.

    Rustic and natural modern pendant light made of natural material over modern dining table and benches

    Outdoor dining room with modern lighting

    Aren't a fan of fancy crystal chandeliers?... You can still dress up your outdoor space with handsome rustic chandeliers like this the one in the dining space above.

    While it features more of a rustic aesthetic, it's still very modern and clean with streamlined furniture and white walls.

    Concerned about price? We have you covered with  Euro Style Lighting coupons

    Now all you have to do is decide which chandelier your going to use in your summer outdoor entertaining space. 

    Just as a reminder:  When placing any lighting outdoors make sure it has a suitable outdoor or damp rating. 

    Images from Design Milk, Whimsical Raindrop Cottage, Lark & Linen

  • 5 Different Lantern Outdoor Wall Lights

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    There are a lot of different styles of outdoor wall lights out there, but the classic lantern style is very versatile and able to complement any outdoor space. In this post we will show you the 5 different styles of outdoor lantern wall lights that you can use in your home’s exterior design.

    Nautical Lanterns

    These lanterns have a nautical style to them. As you can see below these wall lanterns match perfectly with the hanging outdoor lantern over the table. This style adds to the décor of the home and would look wonderfully in any beach-side home.

    Coastal-style covered porch with lantern-style outdoor lights

    Translucent Outdoor Lanterns

    These outdoor wall lanterns are the perfect way to add more light to this outdoor lounge space. These lanterns are translucent which allows the light to diffuse softly around the sitting area. They look great with the brick and lattice work and they match the main light source perfectly. This is a perfect outdoor sitting area, and the stylish outdoor lighting makes it usable day or night.

    Contemporary outdoor living room with outdoor pendant lanterns and lantern wall lights

     Ornate Lanterns

    These lanterns are more ornate and intricate and they have an old world feel that looks wonderful on this rustic Spanish style patio. They are also larger than the average outdoor wall light so they look great from the road or driveway.

    Spanish-style patio with lantern-style outdoor wall lights in bronze

    Rustic Lanterns

    These rustic outdoor wall lanterns are being used in a classic way, flanking the sides of the front entryway. We love these lanterns - they are rustic and simple and they complement this front door perfectly. We especially like the bronze backplates. These lanterns have just enough detail to make you notice them while providing much needed light on the front porch.

     Contemporary outdoor wall lights on either side of the front door

    Modern Lanterns

    These lanterns have a more modern look: they are sleek and sophisticated and provide a good amount of light. They will blend into most modern outdoor décor because they have such a simple design. If your space needs more light and you don’t want to make a statement, consider these lanterns to blend in seamlessly with your current design.

    Contemporary covered outdoor living room with modern outdoor wall lights

    What do you think about outdoor wall lanterns? Would you incorporate them into your outdoor space? If the lantern-style isn't really your thing, what style of outdoor wall lights do you prefer? Let us know in the comments!

    Images: Su Casa Designs; Chalet Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers; RJ Dailey Construction Co.; Sprague Construction; Noel Cross+Architects (Photo: Marion Brenner)

  • Outdoor Barn Lights for Indoor Style

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    Not everything that's meant for the outdoors needs to stay outdoors... These barn-style lighting ideas are some perfect examples.

    Modern kitchen with outdoor barn wall lights

    Outdoor barn lights in a modern kitchen

    While this kitchen features a very modern style with its sleek cabinets and all-white aesthetic, the industrial lighting makes the perfect contrast.

    Sometimes, you can use timeless outdoor barn lights indoors for an industrial-style detail.

    Industrial Chic dining room with modern black pendant lighting

    Industrial style dining room with black pendant lighting

    When you have exposed brick in your home, that's a great opportunity to add some barn-style lighting.

    These modern black pendant lights pair great with the rough textures that surround them. The stylish black dining chairs are a nice choice, keeping the space minimal yet bold.

    Modern green pendant light over island in a rustic kitchen

    Green pendant lighting in a modern kitchen with a rustic feel

    Not all warehouse style details need to be black or brass... Add a pop of color with your industrial lighting, like this beautiful kitchen with its green pendant lighting. 

    Images from My ParadissiGlitter Inc., Simplicity

  • Outdoor Dining Tables: How to Select the Perfect Size Table

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    The weather is warming up, kids are getting out of school, and your summer entertainment schedule is filling up! But, do you have the right size outdoor dining table? 

    Follow our simple guide and you'll be the talk of the neighborhood with the perfect size dining table ready for entertaining.

    Small Tables

    Small outdoor dining tables fit  2-4 people, great for a patio or spacious balcony. They can be round or square, and come in a variety of finishes.

     Small Outdoor Dining Table

     

    A smaller outdoor table doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style! This beautiful round table comes with four chairs and a hole in the middle for an umbrella! You can’t go wrong with the Amazonia Nelson Eucalyptus Round Dining Set (EU3V808).

    This round dining set has a eucalyptus wood construction for sturdy use. The light brown color is minimalistic and sophisticated for a wide variety of dining spaces. And rest assured, the wood is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified, and it includes free Feron Gard Wood Preservative for protection.

     

     Small Vintage Outdoor Dining Table and Chairs

    Love the vintage look? This small table and chair set mimics style from the 1950s, perfect for a backyard cookout. Try the Orson Sky Blue Metal 5-Piece Outdoor Dining Set (EU7J747) in your yard.

    This classic steel, 5-piece outdoor dining set includes a white, round table and four white and bold sky blue armchairs. All the style of a retro table, without the rust and upkeep! This outdoor table set has a non-toxic weather-proof sealant and is UV-resistant, so you can enjoy it for years to come!

    Medium Tables

    A medium outdoor dining table seats around 6-8 people. This is great for larger families or those who love to entertain. Get the whole group together around your outdoor table!

    Medium Outdoor Dining Table

    Try a wood and wicker combination with the Amazonia Teak/Wicker Brussels 7-Piece Outdoor Dining Set (EUX6154). The dark brown finish chairs on this delightful 7-piece outdoor patio dining set perfectly complement the light brown finish table for a subtle decorative flair.

    This table is perfect by a pool, or on a larger patio or yard. This set includes free wood sealer/preservative for durability, so you can keep it outside year round!

      Wicker Outdoor Dining Table and Chairs

    Or go all-wicker and check out the Atlantic Grand Liberty Gray Wicker 7-Piece Dining Set (EU3J884). Enjoy meals with friends and families on this versatile 7-piece dining set.

    The included 6 armchairs and table with gray synthetic wicker finish are reliable and comfortable, and allow you plenty of room during use. The seats feature plush gray water-repellant polyester cushions, keeping them beautiful year round.

    Large Tables

    Whether you’ve got a big family or just throw big parties, large outdoor dining tables can seat more than 10. Measure your outdoor space carefully before purchasing one of these – they are perfect for larger yard spaces.

    Large Outdoor Dining Table

    You’ll love the Brandon Eucalyptus Extendable Patio Dining - Set of 13 (EU7V229) This versatile outdoor dining set includes a natural finish eucalyptus wood extendable rectangular dining table, two folding armchairs and ten folding side chairs. Each piece is protected by a durable sealant that will stand up against the elements and protect against pollution and mildew.

    The extendable table and folding chairs make it easy to adjust for different events – and store it in the garage during the winter!

     Large Wicker Outdoor Table and Chairs

    The Christopher Distressed Wicker Patio Dining - Set of 11 (EU7V233) is a versatile outdoor dining set includes a stylish, natural finish teak wood rectangular dining table and ten gray wicker stackable side chairs.

    No matter what size outdoor table you’re looking for, we have sure you'll find the perfect size outdoor dining table with us. Each table size offers it’s own benefits, so take a good look at your yard and decide what’s best for you!

  • How to Decorate Your Patio Space with Outdoor Hanging Lanterns

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    Outdoor Hanging lanterns combine form and function perfectly. They provide light for your space and they also come in a wide variety of materials, metals, and colors to match any decor and to make a decorative statement.

    These outdoor hanging lanterns are the perfect accompaniment for this outdoor dining area. The lanterns are hung in a cluster of three at various heights to really make them a decorative statement. This transitional style of lantern would look great in any outdoor space.
     Rustic outdoor hanging lanterns outside wood cabin
    Outdoor hanging lanterns can also match the style of the home. These more elaborate lanterns compliment the Mediterranean style of this house. The ornate lanterns make the outside porch area just a bit more stylish and interesting.
     Line of outdoor hanging lanterns along a veranda
    Outdoor Barn Lights can be a great accompaniment to an outdoor space. They’re bright and look great in a rustic outdoor kitchen and bar area. If you install them in a group it adds even more light and another element of rustic charm to the space.
     Outdoor pendant lights over outdoor kitchen
    A sleek and modern looking hanging outdoor lantern can look great in a classic home. You can create an interesting contrast in styles that looks very chic together. A slimmer and sleeker lamp does not detract from the design aesthetic of an older more ornate home.
     Black iron outdoor hanging lantern on front porch of a traditional home
    This minimalist lantern makes this outside space look more open and airy. They don’t distract from the rest of the outside space. It also makes the space a bit more modern and sophisticated. This type of lantern would work with almost any style home.
     Glass and metal pendants over a dining table
    Another great use for outdoor hanging lanterns are these canister lanterns that create a pattern and are very festive addition to any outdoor setting. These create a whimsical look hanging from the tree that they are suspended from. It’s like your very own enchanted forest.
     Party lights strung up in a tented pavilion
    These spherical outdoor hanging lanterns are an interesting and beautiful addition to this outdoor space. They create a lot of interest in this outside space especially when contrasted by all the right angles in the rest of the room, from the table to the chairs to the fireplace.
     Round glass outdoor hanging lanterns above a dining table

    Images:Houzz; MSH Design, Inc; Divine Nature Landscape Design; Maple Leaf Custom Homes; Martha O'Hara Interiors; Houzz; Houzz

     

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