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20 Really Good Exterior Sconces



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We are right in the middle of our exterior renovation and I have been searching high and low for the perfect outdoor lighting for our home. If I’m going to overthink one design element, it’s probably lighting. Lighting has the ability to really elevate a space and is a more permanent feature… as opposed to plants or a doormat. I especially wanted to knock it out of the park for our front door as it is the first thing that greets someone as they visit our home. Here are a few things that I’m considering before deciding.


The size of exterior lighting really matters in the context of what it is surrounded by. A good rule of thumb for an exterior front door is that a light should be roughly 1/4 of the size of the door… or larger. In my case, I have a large 8′ door so I am really wanting a sconce that is 24″ in height.


As with any fixture, it’s really important to decide on a finish for your lighting fixtures as a whole. I think there are some cases where you could mix finishes within your exterior lighting plan but in general, I would stick with the same. There are a lot to choose from: bronze, black, matte black, copper, brass, white, vintage brass… Make sure and check the description. I personally love bronze light fixtures for most exteriors. I think black can be a little cold/stark… and other finishes can be hard to match.


This one is tricky but super important. You might find the perfect front door light but if you can’t find other lights that coordinate and flow with it for the other parts of your home, it might not be the right choice. It’s a good sign when a light fixture has various sizes that can be used in different places, but all have similar lines.

Outdoor Sconce Sources

  1. Chauncey Sconce
  2. Frame Squared Outdoor Sconce
  3. Donnelly Outdoor 3 Light Wall Sconce
  4. Fletcher Wall Light – 2 Light
  5. Beckham Wall Sconce
  6. Caleb Metal Lantern Sconce
  7. Capron Sconce
  8. Georgian Outdoor Sconce – 2 Light
  9. Vertias Outdoor Wall Light
  10. Flea Market Lantern
  11. Palladian 19″ Outdoor Wall Sconce
  12. Aventure 14″ Outdoor Wall Sconce
  13. Rawley Sconce
  14. Bowman 4 Outdoor Wall Sconce
  15. Manor Glass & Iron Double Sconce
  16. Sonora Clear Glass Sconce
  17. Halle Small Wall Lantern
  18. Carrington Outdoor Wall Light
  19. Arched Outdoor Sconce – 2 Light
  20. Darlana Small

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  1. Sara says:

    Would not recommend number 8 for use outside – it is not wet rated, just damp rated, and is intended to be used as an interior bath sconce 🙂

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