- Outdoor wall sconces should be mounted toward the top of door frame to avoid glare at eye level.
- Where possible use pairs of outdoor wall light fixtures to create balance.
- Coordinate the finish of outdoor wall sconces with other metal accents like post boxes, door hardware and accessories on the home's exterior.
To flank a front door there is no better outdoor lighting option than an outdoor wall light fixture. These outdoor wall sconces often take inspiration from antique lanterns that were some of the first outdoor wall sconces. Today's outdoor wall lights are no longer illuminated by candles or gas. The candle form lamp is still a popular choice for traditional style outdoor wall lights, giving an air of the antique lights that inspired them. Some outdoor wall light fixtures can be down lights or up lights, creating a more directed light source for illuminating steps or house numbers.
Outdoor wall light fixtures are available in a variety of styles, finishes and sizes. From traditional to transitional, these outdoor wall lights can be found in brass, bronze, aluminum, stainless steel, chrome and painted finishes that include classic black or white. Outdoor wall lighting can be as ornate or minimalist as needed to coordinate with the exterior architecture.
Outdoor wall light fixtures and sconces are typically used to flank a door or garage. These outdoor wall lights can be mounted on a porch or deck wall to illuminate these outdoor living areas in the evening. Pair with an outdoor hanging light
to create balanced light on a porch. A single outdoor wall light fixture can also be used if the space is limited or the door or garage does not have room for wall sconces on either side. Outdoor wall sconces can also be used on the side of a home, building or garage to illuminate a walkway or landscaping.