Published on July 11, 2017 by Marc & Mandy

Designer Christine Da Costa visits Living Lighting on the search for the perfect outdoor lighting and accessories for your home.

In this day and age, your outdoor space is just as important as your indoor one, and as such, many homeowners are investing in their outdoor spaces like never before. Think: indoor furniture outside, outdoor kitchens and kitchenettes, and modernized exterior lighting systems. Outdoor lighting is a must, especially if you like to entertain. Employ your lighting system to benefit you and your guests safety-wise, highlight architectural features of your home, and extend your outdoor merriment well beyond the sunset.

Here are some industry trends you’re probably already seeing in outdoor spaces across the board. 

Environmentally Conscious Lights

For many, a prerequisite to any lighting system, be it indoors or out, is that it’s energy efficient, and as a result environmentally friendly. Luckily, there’s a simple, one-size-fits-all answer: LED lights. LED lights are not only energy efficient, but they also tend to have a much longer lifespan than fluorescent bulbs, making them as wallet friendly as they are earth. For some homeowners, solar power is a feasible option to power indoor and outdoor lighting systems. If you can budget for the initial setup, solar power is a great way to take advantage of  an underutilized sustainable resource.

Colored Lights

Have you heard? White lights are yesterday’s news, now that buyers have an entire color palette of exterior lights to choose from. Set an ambient mood using color filters, which can be easily interchanged to compliment outdoor decor, or to simply suit your ever-changing tastes and preferences. 

Outdoor Chandeliers

There’s been an undeniable shift outdoor decor as of late, and we’re seeing more and more outdoor furniture pieces that bear likeness to their indoor counterparts. A beautiful chandelier hanging in your gazebo or patio is bound to make your outdoor space look stylish and high end.

Small Lights

Contrary to the large, statement chandelier trend, small lights are all popular for outdoor spaces this year. Display small lights in clusters all over your outdoor space, to shed light in a playful, noncommittal manner. 




  • Janet M 11 months ago

    I would like to use several small lights. These are beautiful.

  • Rachel 11 months ago

    Love some of the lighting options

  • Cathy Brown 11 months ago

    I love lighting and love outdoors lights for entertaining.

  • Julie Barrett 11 months ago

    I love the big outdoor chandeliers featured in the video!

  • Jodi Birston 11 months ago

    I use a chandelier in my gazebo. Until the wind took it down last fall. 🙁
    THanks for your ideas on lighting my space

  • Debbie Bashford 11 months ago

    Love the idea of bringing a chandelier outside

  • Leeanne 10 months ago

    I love the idea of lighting up your address number sure makes it easier to see at night.

  • Paula D 10 months ago

    I like the idea of having a chandelier outside, but most of them are quite pricey!

  • Rachel D. 10 months ago

    I would love an outdoor chandelier!

  • Sandra McG 10 months ago

    I like coloured lights as well as small lights….they are nice to set a feeling for whatever it is you have going on in the outdoors.

  • Gary Barclay 9 months ago

    Let there be light – outside!

  • Gloria 9 months ago

    Love LED lights they save so much energy

  • GAIL WHITWORTH 9 months ago

    Love the outdoor chandeliers

  • Kare petrychko 9 months ago

    So many great ideas in just this one video clip

  • Kathryn 9 months ago

    When I change the fixtures on my porch, I’ll get LEDs. Several of those shown would work well for me.

  • JD 9 months ago

    So many to choose from! I thought this video was going to make it easier! 😉

  • Carol M. 9 months ago

    I have the perfect light for outdoors that I was going to put in a yard sale. Thanks for the great ideas.

  • JIL SONIA INTERIORS 9 months ago

    Some beautiful lights. Let’s remember to not select the ‘blue’ or daylight coloured LEDs, most lamps 3,000K and below provide great light with a warm look. 🙂

  • Rose Hately 9 months ago

    I love the unique lights shown in the video, especially like the outdoor chandeliers and accent lights.

  • Dale Steele Nicolov 8 months ago

    Loved the beautiful chandeliers and accent lights available in LEDS

  • Susan Hanley 8 months ago

    We have a chandelier hanging in our gazebo and I love the effect at night.

  • Jackie Phipps 8 months ago

    I use a small light outside ar night

  • Barbara Maher-Erwin 8 months ago

    So many new options, it’s hard to choose!

  • Debbie Browne 8 months ago

    Love the saving that LED lighting offers, too bad there aren’t more solar options.

  • Debbie Zyla 8 months ago

    like the accent lighting on the house address #

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