Spruce up your curb appeal this fall with an updated front porch. Beautifully crafted outdoor accents will carry your space through any season, from the first brisk fall day to the winter holidays. Choose classic outdoor lighting, furniture, and hardware for an inviting setting, and opt for heirloom-quality designs that will stand the test of time. Discover three timeless ways to style your porch below and shop the look to create your own updated space.
1. Classic Elegance
Bring contrast to your front entryway and porch with the right lighting and hardware. For an elegant statement, add our Adriatic LED flush mount light—it's damp-rated for use in covered outdoor areas and features a stunning rippled glass texture. In this space, our Everett LED sconce features clean lines, while the aged brass finish adds contrast and classic style to the dark color scheme.
Design Note: Wet-Rated Lighting
When you view our lights online, you'll find the UL-listed rating for each light in the product specifications. Wet-rated lighting is made to withstand the elements, so it can be placed in exposed areas like an uncovered front entry or by your garage. Our Everett sconces are wet-rated, making them a great option for both covered patios or exposed front doors.
2. Timeless Traditional
For a classic front porch, you can't go wrong with matte black light fixtures and hardware. For this cozy front entry, a beautifully crafted rocking chair creates an inviting scene. Above, our timeless Carson rod pendant provides ample light to welcome in guests. Our Carson pendant is damp-rated for porches and covered entries, however you can get the same industrial-inspired look with our best-selling Carson sconces, which are wet-rated for use in exposed outdoor areas.
Design Note: Damp-Rated Lighting
For a covered porch, damp-rated lighting is ideal; it's made to withstand bigger temperature swings and higher humidity, but still needs to be protected from the elements directly. Most outdoor pendants and semi-flush lights are damp-rated, which offers both durability for covered outdoor spaces and more design flexibility.
In this stunning front entry, our Wildwood wall sconces and semi-flush light add an abundance of vintage character. The cast brass canopy features a unique hand-carved design, inspired by Arts & Crafts light fixtures from the early 20th century.
Our oversized Dubois planters in solid brass make an elegant statement on either side of the front door, and will slowly age and patina over time for a classic weathered look. An indoor/outdoor rug in a small size acts as an unexpected front door mat, while timeless front door hardware and house numbers complete this versatile yet vintage-inspired entry.