Choosing the Right Look
The materials these lighting fixtures are made from will vary. Stainless steel, brass and wrought iron are a few.
This is another aspect that will depend upon what you have in mind for the outdoor decorating theme.
Choosing all the same type or ones that will compliment each other is a matter of taste.
Your choices are going to be based upon whether you are using them in the front area of your home, the back area or a combination of both. The lighting can be used for both security and ambiance.
If you are planning to install lighting at the entrance to your home, you may choose to have one light or two. These should be equally distanced using the door as a guide.
Some people opt for only one, but if the front of the home is designed to allow placing two (one on each side of the door) this creates a balanced look.
If you are using outdoor lighting fixtures for a walkway, you may want to choose several depending upon the length of the walk.
The types that can be hung from holders along each side of the walk are a great look. They do not have to be bright lights as there will be several which will light the walkway for nighttime safety and they look great as well.
Security lighting is another type that many people are choosing to install today. With the number of home invasions and robberies ever on the increase, this is a must for most homes.
The security lighting provides a safety aspect for the home that allows lighting the outside of your home to discourage prowlers. Most of the time, someone with ulterior motives will choose a home that is not well lit.
There are many things to take into consideration when choosing the type of outdoor lighting fixtures you will buy for your home.
The main thing to remember is they provide two benefits – safety and beauty – and it is possible to have both.