Outdoor lighting suggestions

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I need some opinions on outdoor lighting! I need a hanging pendant in front of the door, and then a matching wall mount above the slider. Here are my thoughts so far...any suggestions or opinions would be great!
q outdoor lighting suggestions, curb appeal, lighting, Here s our house currently I need a hanging light pendent in front of the door and a wall mount above the slider up top
Here's our house currently. I need a hanging light pendent in front of the door, and a wall mount above the slider up top.
q outdoor lighting suggestions, curb appeal, lighting, Here is the first choice It has a matching wall mount and it has a really cool flower design on the bottom
Here is the first choice. It has a matching wall mount and it has a really cool flower design on the bottom.
q outdoor lighting suggestions, curb appeal, lighting, The second choice is what I call the fishbowl lights I like these too
The second choice is what I call the fishbowl lights. I like these too.
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  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jul 15, 2014
    With the style of your house, any of the lights you have shown would work fine. Just make sure you have enough clearance for the door! Lights add a lot to a home, but I have found that they also draw insects. I have a cream colored house and they make nasty spots on my paint. So we put up white rope Christmas lights on the ledge inside the porch...they do not draw bugs!

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    • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jul 15, 2014
      @Creatively Living If you attach the lights behind the facia on the porch so all that is seen is a glow, it is very pretty. The good thing is it gives enough light to come up the steps and to offer some security. Also, it is less expensive to run these lights. We leave ours on all the time!

  • MeeMee Bri MeeMee Bri on Jul 15, 2014
    1st choice...

  • Jen Jen on Jul 15, 2014
    #1

  • Rae Busch Rae Busch on Jul 15, 2014
    If it were my home, I'd choose #1 - love the lines of the metal accent. So graceful.

  • Andrea Robinson Andrea Robinson on Jul 15, 2014
    #1 is my vote and rope lights are a nice addition around porches. We'll be putting solar ones on our new front deck.

  • Kenny24 Kenny24 on Jul 15, 2014
    I like the second choice

  • Wendy Johnson Wendy Johnson on Jul 15, 2014
    Both are very nice. I prefer the look of the first one but I am not good enough to tell if it is a better look for your house...will wait for the after pics

  • Kelle B Kelle B on Jul 15, 2014
    What do you think about this style more of a Craftsman look. Manufacturer: Forte MFG #: 1316-01-41 Collection: Exterior Rustic Sienna Finish: Rustic Sienna

  • Jeanee Rockweiler Jeanee Rockweiler on Jul 15, 2014
    the first one fits the house style better I think......

  • Bethar Bethar on Jul 16, 2014
    I also like the first one, guess it depends on the size. Your house is adorable looks like it should be on a beach somewhere.

  • Pam Shoesmith Probasco Pam Shoesmith Probasco on Jul 16, 2014
    I love the first one. Where did you find it?

  • 163130 163130 on Jul 16, 2014
    Call me Crazy but I would put up a crystal chandelier and matching wall sconces It is dramatic yet elegant. People always use those outdoor lighting things that I always find ugly and boring. But I am pretty eccentric and eclectic.

  • Michele Hughes Michele Hughes on Jul 16, 2014
    #1, I like it best!!!!

  • Marluce Marluce on Jul 16, 2014
    Simples e maravilhoso!!! só vidrada em arandelas!!! Parabéns!!!!

  • Veronica Shultz Veronica Shultz on Jul 16, 2014
    I want your house:-)

  • Linda Linda on Jul 16, 2014
    I think recessed lights in the eaves would be wonderful. Put under eaves of porch, and also roofline. Keeps bugs away from the doors and showcase the lines of the house.

  • Shari Veater Shari Veater on Jul 16, 2014
    I like the first and third lights...and LOVE your house!!

  • Erica Silver Erica Silver on Jul 16, 2014
    Gotta go with Crystal chandeliers and matching sconces!

  • Centrd Centrd on Jul 16, 2014
    I like #2 best with the style of your house.

  • Connie Wiesniak Connie Wiesniak on Jul 16, 2014
    The house is beautiful. I feel #2 fits your house the best.

  • Peggy Peggy on Jul 16, 2014
    I like the second the best but I would really like the first so much if the glass were clear instead of frosted.

  • Bea F Bea F on Jul 17, 2014
    I like the first one better. Your house is beautiful! Good luck with yur choice.

  • Jan Estabrook Jan Estabrook on Jul 17, 2014
    I think that the 2nd is a better fit. Beautiful home.

  • Donna Donna on Jul 17, 2014
    Love the look of your house. I think somewhat of a craftsman style lighting. Check out hgtv.com show curb appeal. They have some makeovers with your style home. I tried to copy a rod iron style lantern from their site but copying failed. Something with a darker color would show up nicely with your front door.

  • Cathy Cathy on Jul 17, 2014
    Love #1!!!!

  • Jim Marciano Jim Marciano on Sep 06, 2014
    I like the first one the best, which one did you decide on? Beautiful home too!

    • Creatively Living Creatively Living on Sep 06, 2014
      @Jim Marciano Thanks for your input! I still haven't decided. We moved on to painting the house and I'm still rolling them around in my head....although I'm leaning towards the "fish bowl" one.

  • Marluce Marluce on May 09, 2015
    Nice nota 10... Sua página é criativa ... aliás são perfeita.. Parabens e Sucessos!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 16, 2022

    Your first choice would be my choice.

  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 17, 2022

    We went with motion sensing lights. Lowes had a very good selection and they don't all look so ugly anymore. But I live in a bad neighborhood so they are sort of necessary.