A slanted wood roof supported by columns stretches over a section of this gray stone patio before it opens up fully to the outdoors. Lantern-like sconces are mounted to the columns, adding a lovely yellow light throughout the space. Natural wood benches provide seating with the exterior wall of the home serving as a backrest.
This thick, neutral archway creates exterior style as you transition outdoors at this home. The smooth, light neutral walls and marble tile floor create a sleek exterior style. Light from the sconces compliments the sophisticated, attractive design.
A well-lit landscape should have both functional and decorative light fixtures. In this outdoor space, wall sconces on the house provide adequate illumination for entertaining, while the garden fixtures and the lights strung through the trees bring a whimsical feel to the patio at night.
A mix of colorful exterior stone brings natural decoration to the gorgeous exterior of this home. A neutral brick driveway branches to the garages and the arched entryway. Outdoor sconces and a lighted covered front porch keeps the space well lit in the low evening light.
This quaint balcony right off the master bedroom might be small but smart, simple furnishings make it a great outdoor sitting area. Traditional sconces stand out against the stone wall for added character.
A sleek canopy bed is dressed in warm gray bedding and makes for a stunning centerpiece of this minimalist bedroom. Wall-mounted sconces provide task lighting, and contemporary black-framed windows overlook beautiful outdoor views.
A stone patio lit by multiple wall sconces surrounds this stunning pool and hot tub. Underwater lighting illuminates the swimming pool, extending the functionality of this outdoor entertaining space. A winding water slide empties into the pool for kid-friendly fun while four low fountains splash into the pool from the covered patio.
Layers of light are as important to designing a welcoming outdoor living area as they are to indoor spaces. So, just as you might include recessed overhead lights, lamps and wall sconces in your living room, outdoors you can plan to brighten walls, landscaping elements and even overhead. In this project, landscape architect June Scott installed small directional lights in a large tree to create what she calls a “moonlight” effect. Additional fixtures graze the walls, “creating shimmering patterns.” She supplemented with candle lanterns around the perimeter — an easy and affordable option that works in any space, no wiring required.
This South Florida home's backyard poolscape features multiple entertainment areas defined by the use of varying hardscape materials. A feature wall with a gallery-like installation of fire sconces and water spouts is contrasted by the stone hearth and fireplace across the ipe wood patio to its right. The sunken seating area and fire pit within the swimming pool are unique features that emphasize the drama and luxury of this outdoor space.