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  • Small Patios, Big Style: Pendant Lighting

    Pendant lighting is a great way to top off a pretty patio.

    Here's some inspirational small patios with big styles featuring stylish pendant lights.

    Colorful bohemian style small patio space with modern pendant light

    Modern, eclectic small patio with modern lighting

    While somewhere to sit is always important, sometimes the element of lighting can be forgotten.

    Even during the daytime, including stylish pendant lighting in your outdoor space will help complete the design.

    Just remember to make sure that the lighting is outdoor or damp rated. 

    Small city apartment patio with greenhouse and pendant light

    Balcony style with pendant lighting

    No matter how small your patio or balcony, a nice pendant light will take it from okay to perfect. 

    This space above even found a way to fit in a green house.

    When there's a will, there's a way to make small patios have big style!

    Outdoor breezeway with stenciled floor and cluster pendant light

    Outdoor patio with cluster pendant

    Indoors or out, clustering mini-pendant lighting is a beautiful way for small patios to have big style. 

    Images from Desire to Inspire, Gardenista, Design Rulz

  • Summer Outdoor Entertaining Ideas with Chandeliers

    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.

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    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

    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

    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

July, 2016