It’s no secret that I am totally overwhelmed by my fixer upper and all the work that it needs. After this post, the resounding advice was to focus on small things first and go from there. Updating the outdoor lighting is not only super easy to do, but also helps to class up the joint a bit more (I’m lookin’ at you, archaic globe fixture full of dead bugs). Thankfully, Lamps.com has been kind enough to hook me up with new outdoor lighting. I started my online shopping over the weekend and wanted to share my before photos with you guys to help me pick what I should get!
I have a few ‘needs’ in mind: there’s 1 flush-mount ceiling light on the front porch and 2 sconces in the back of the house. It would be great if the front and back lighting matched, but I’m not totally tied to that idea, as long as they just ‘go’ with each other and the bungalow style of the house. After all, they aren’t all next to each other!
Style-wise, my goal is to make the bungalow feel a bit more modern, but not too slick. The lighting must match the casual bungalow style of the house, but also feel updated. I plan to paint the front door a glossy black (omg), which will definitely perk things up! Lamps.com has loads of options, so it was kind of tough to pick. Here are my top 3:
- Option 1 — Feiss Livingston outdoor flush mount + Feiss Livingston Wall Sconce
- Option 2 — Freemont flush mount fixture + Freemont outdoor wall lantern
- Option 3 — Quoizel Cooper outdoor flush mount + Elk Lighting Portside matte black wall sconce
Clearly, I’m loving outdoor lighting with clean lines, but totally can’t decide if I should go glossy white or matte black. Which outdoor lighting combo do you love best?? Lemme know in the comments below.
Disclosure: Lamps.com was kind enough to give me lighting to review for this post. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic awesome.