With beautiful fall weather moving in, you and any guests you might have are bound to want to spend more time outdoors. For that to happen naturally, the exterior of your home should be set up for it. A well-considered lighting plan for the outdoors creates just this environment to linger in. Working in tandem with secondary sources of light—such as landscape can lights, up-lights staked in the ground, and festive string lights—outdoor sconces, post lights, and pendants set the mood and make a safe, functional atmosphere.
From illuminated landscape and architectural features to easy passage and task light in all the proper places, let's talk about the elements of an outdoor lighting plan, plus some decorative tips to give your home's exterior a refresh for the fall season.