As the weather is slowly getting warmer, I know we’re all looking forward to making improvements to the exterior of our home and outdoor living spaces. One of the easiest ways to update your home’s exterior is by swapping out light fixtures. It’s a quick and easy task that doesn’t require super warm weather because it only takes a few minutes. As we’re in this in-between season / transition, now is the perfect time to accomplish chores like this. Once spring weather actually arrives, you’ll be thankful it’s already crossed off the to-do list! Click through for a roundup of my favorite outdoor sconces, all UNDER $150.
This entire post came from my search to find an inexpensive outdoor porch light for our back entry. I needed something to replace our ugly existing one since I’ll be shooting the exterior looking into our laundry room for the One Room Challenge. We’re hoping this covered carport area will eventually become a garage, so I didn’t want to invest too much money in case this scenario isn’t permanent. I was really surprised to have found SO many good options that are really reasonably priced. In fact, the search made me regret splurging for our front entry porch light, shown above. Although, I will say… if you like it, it IS on major sale right now (of course I paid full price).
Anyway, I thought this roundup was worth sharing because I found some hidden gems on the cheap! A previous outdoor client project also came to mind, because we really wanted to splurge on a gorgeous outdoor chandelier and that mean saving on budget-friendly sconces. This is the perfect example that you can mix high and low for a beautiful result (while stretching the budget).
If you’re wondering why I only included black or bronze options below, it’s because selfishly- that’s what I was looking for. My own project required a darker finish, but I also think that black / bronze pretty much works for any and all exteriors. It’s a great go-to finish outside!
01: emma outdoor sconce // 02: oval outdoor sconce // 03: outdoor sconce // 04: outdoor wall lantern // 05: outdoor wall lantern // 06: round outdoor lantern // 07: outdoor globe sconce // 08: faceted outdoor sconce // 09: outdoor hook sconce // 10: harbor outdoor sconce // 11: outdoor flush mount sconce // 12: caged outdoor sconce // 13: barn sconce // 14: modern outdoor sconce // 15: outdoor barn light // 16: largo outdoor sconce // 17: traditional outdoor sconce // 18: irving outdoor sconce // 19: open outdoor sconce // 20: robert outdoor sconce // 21: boxed outdoor sconce
Can you guess which one I bought? Again, it could potentially be a temporary solution depending on if adding a garage makes sense financially… or on the contrary, it could also live there forever. Who knows! Either way, if the time comes to remove it- I won’t be sad about the amount of money I spent on it. I also really like the way it looks and I’m pretty sure nobody would ever guess it was a budget find.
Do you guys have favorites from the roundup? I hope it was helpful! If so, would you be interested in seeing other finishes for outdoor fixtures? Maybe I should create a followup post for brass or nickel. What do you think? Or possibly even other outdoor light fixtures like the statement chandelier? String lights? Pendants? Let me know! I’m in a spring mood, so posts like these are really fun.
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