Exterior Lighting {Charming Outdoor Lanterns}

White Farmhouse Exterior - Copper Outdoor Lanterns and Sconces - Southern Living Idea House 2012 - Historical ConceptsSouthern Living Idea House by Historical Concepts

One of my favorite design elements in a home is charming outdoor lighting. I’ve added an outdoor lantern to the porch of almost every house we have owned in the past. So far in this house we haven’t changed any outdoor lighting, but these delightful ideas are inspiring me!

White Paneled Outdoor Shower - Turquoise Lantern - Outdoor Lighting - by Jen Langston interiorsJen Langston Interiors

White Exterior - Hanging Lantern - Outdoor Lighting - T Olive Propertiest-Olive Properties

Outdoor Lighting Ideas - LanternsBHG

Outdoor Lighting Ideas - Lantern Sconces by the Front DoorBHG

Exterior Lighting Ideas - Lanterns on a Gate ArborBHG

White Farmhouse - Wraparound Porch with Hanging LanternsWendy Posard & Associates (you might remember this one from one of my all-time favorite dream house tours in this post!)

Archer and Buchanan Architecture Ltd - Lantern on Light Post - Exterior LightingArcher and Buchanan Architecture Ltd, Bryn Coed Farm 

Outdoor Exterior Lighting Ideas - Copper LanternsBHG

The Inspired Room Dining Room - Christmas Decorating and 2014 House Tour

I know we just took a sudden jump inside after checking out some exteriors :), but don’t forget you can use outdoor lighting inside too! Many of the lights in my home are actually labeled as outdoor lighting, including my dining room light! See the source list for all of my lighting here!

PS. It’s time for nominations at the Better Homes and Gardens 2015 Blogger Awards! I was beyond honored to receive the Reader’s Favorite Decorating Blog 2014. This year’s nominations are open now and it’s super easy to do! Thank you all so much for your support!

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