What’s Trending In Outdoor Lighting?

Cathy Zimmer

As summertime creeps in, outdoor porches, patios, and gardens are the perfect relaxation spots. Choosing the right lighting can completely transform the look and feel of your outdoor space. Let’s take a look at what country lighting design trends are on tap for 2018.

Retro and Rustic

Retro, rustic lighting, which includes pieces made from metal and neutral colors, will be a common trend for country outdoor spaces in 2018. Adding a mix of rustic charm into your space can give you a blend of old and new that fits nicely with the other 2018 country trends and décor. Read our previous blog, Country Décor Ideas for 2018, to learn more about how to blend your rustic lighting pieces with newer items.

Accent Deck Lighting

Deck lighting is not a new concept; however, the deck-building experts at Parabola Developments suggest that some homeowners are moving away from temporary deck lighting like tiki torches and fluorescent spotlights and choosing more permanent solutions like recessed accent lighting. These lights, which are installed into the deck boards and stairs, do not take up very much physical space and provide just the right amount of illumination to your area.

Big and Bold

Home remodeler and designer, Bryan Sebring of Sebring Design Build says that this year, larger lighting fixtures will be more populacountry decor punched tin lanternr among homeowners this year. These bigger pieces, whether hung from the ceilings or set up along exterior walking paths, serve less as functional lighting pieces and more as conversation starters. If you’re looking to blend big and bold with rustic and retro for your covered porch or patio, check out our Colonial Tinner’s Lantern, which stands over 3-ft. tall and is designed with unique hand-punched tin patterns.

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