my tiny bungalow // outdoor lighting round up from Lamps.com

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!

help me pick new outdoor lighting for my tiny bungalow here in Seattle! which one do you like best? weigh in on jojotastic.com (and see more boho-meets-modern entryway inspiration)help me pick new outdoor lighting for my tiny bungalow here in Seattle! which one do you like best? weigh in on jojotastic.com (and see more boho-meets-modern entryway inspiration)

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:

help me pick new outdoor lighting for my tiny bungalow here in Seattle! which one do you like best? weigh in on jojotastic.com (and see more boho-meets-modern entryway inspiration)

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.

inspiration sources: The Faux Martha on Instagram and Desire to Inspire.

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.

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  1. 5.2.16
    Sarah said:

    I like 2. The first set just make me think of my kitchenaid mixer. I;m not opposed to white on white, but a little color might be nice if you’re definitely going black for the door. We just bought a half timbered fixer upper of a tudor, and I’m feeling super overwhelmed too!

    • 5.3.16
      joanna said:

      thanks for chiming in! good luck with your renovations, too ;)

    • 5.3.16
      joanna said:

      thanks for chiming in! good luck with your renovations, too ;)

  2. 4.28.16
    sara g said:

    Love #2 but maybe in black.

    • 4.29.16
      joanna said:

      I wish it came in black, but it doesn’t :(

      Thanks for weighing in!

  3. 4.28.16
    sara g said:

    Love #2 but maybe in black.

  4. 4.28.16
    Katie said:

    #2 in a fun color. I feel like with white siding and a black door you need a little pop of a bright primary color :)

  5. 4.28.16

    Loving options 2 & 3…so clean!

    • 4.28.16
      joanna said:

      Thanks for weighing in! That’s definitely what I like best about those 2 options.

  6. 4.28.16
    Amanda Gatlin Layton said:

    Downward focused lighting will help with light pollution in your neighborhood and so your neighbors don’t have a bright light radiating into their windows across the street. Looks like a fun, doable project to start with! Good luck!

    • 4.28.16
      joanna said:

      good to know! thanks :)

    • 4.28.16
      joanna said:

      good to know! thanks :)

    • 4.29.16
      Lamps.com said:

      Also great for highlighting your new plants & flowers.

  7. 4.28.16
    Heidi said:

    Option #2 is great, but I’d paint it matte black! Also, 2 looks like the easiest to keep clean & bug free, that’d be a deciding factor for me!

  8. 4.28.16
    Heidi said:

    Option #2 is great, but I’d paint it matte black! Also, 2 looks like the easiest to keep clean & bug free, that’d be a deciding factor for me!

  9. 4.28.16
    Wil Rivera said:

    I’d go with #2!

  10. 4.28.16

    The second option is so pretty!

    • 4.28.16
      joanna said:

      thanks, friend! Kinda loving how clean this option is…

    • 4.28.16
      joanna said:

      thanks, friend! Kinda loving how clean this option is…

  11. 4.28.16
    Nicole said:

    I was thinking #2 and wishing they came in another color, but saw that they do! So that’s my vote, just not in white.

  12. 4.28.16
    Nicole said:

    I was thinking #2 and wishing they came in another color, but saw that they do! So that’s my vote, just not in white.

    • 4.28.16
      joanna said:

      That’s kinda where I’m leaning, too! Still so undecided about the color though… Thanks, Nicole!

    • 4.28.16
      joanna said:

      That’s kinda where I’m leaning, too! Still so undecided about the color though… Thanks, Nicole!

    • 4.28.16
      Lamps.com said:

      The blue & orange are so perfect for spring!

  13. 4.28.16
    Helen said:

    #3! I like number 2 but I think you won’t get the graphic look you are looking for against your white siding. Also, white light fixtures show dust and dirt (and cobwebs!) Are you going to put black hardware on the doors?

    • 4.28.16
      joanna said:

      Hi Helen,
      You make an excellent point about the dirt… and I haven’t even begun to think about hardware for the doors yet! Wow, didn’t even think of that factor ;)

  14. 4.28.16
    Kristen Corley said:

    Definitely #3! They’ll look great with the glossy black door and add an upscale industrial feeling. Good luck!

    • 4.28.16
      joanna said:

      Thanks for weighing in! I think I’m just worried that the black fixtures PLUS the black door will feel really heavy and stark against the white siding… hmmm