The entryway of the home is perhaps one of the most important sections when it comes to lighting, especially for homeowners who entertain often. The entryway gives guests an idea of what to expect. If the entryway is warm and inviting with adequate lighting from the light fixtures, they’ll feel comfortable walking up to the home. If it’s not inviting, well, that could be a problem. If you’re not convinced your entryway may need some new outdoor lights, here are some of the many benefits to entryway lighting.
One of the biggest benefits of installing adequate lighting fixtures on the entryway of the home is the safety it adds to the space. Outdoor lights ward off intruders because it is more difficult to break into a home that is well lit on the exterior than it is to break into a home that has no outdoor lights on at all.
This is especially true if you have a family, as you wouldn’t want a burglar breaking in during the late night hours. Safety is important, whether you live alone or you’ve got a family.
Warm and Inviting
Another huge benefit of outdoor lights around the entryway is that it gives the appearance of a warm and welcoming home. This is especially important around the holiday season, especially if you have plenty of guests during this time.
A warm, inviting outside should also lead to a warm, inviting inside. So, don’t forget to take a look at your interior lighting and update or add new light fixtures where needed. Lighting helps create a welcoming space.
Starting with entryway lights is a perfect way to dive headfirst into adding additional landscape lighting and outdoor lights to your home. Landscape lights help highlight the different landscaping and architectural features of the home. These light fixtures allow you to set a scene and improve the evening look of your home.
You can install these outdoor lights behind bushes, in front of windows or around a flag pole to create visual interest in the space. You can also install them to point upward into trees to help highlight the tree and take it from looking flat to looking more dimensional in the dark.
Entryway lighting can also refer to the lighting just inside your home, in the entryway or foyer of the house. To light this space, you can use wall sconces, a chandelier or even a simple overhead ceiling light depending on the size of the space. Remember, you want the entryway of your home to be inviting both inside and out!
In short, entryway lighting can have a number of benefits. It can dramatically change the exterior of your home, making it warm and inviting. You should always carry this feeling inside and apply this to the light fixtures on the interior entryway as well. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
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