Original Article by: Progress Lighting

It's time to think spring and start planning outdoor projects. One that tops our list is installing new exterior lighting to increase your home's curb appeal and comfort. Here's an overview of four outdoor lighting trends and our picks for the best new lighting for 2023.

Scale Your Lighting: Think Big

Extra tall front doors are in, meaning they need wall lanterns in proportion to their scale. Our Walcott Large Wall Lantern features an oversized, elongated frame measuring 20 inches in height, so it's up to the task. A distinctive vertical frame is glazed with clear glass panels and features a crisp black finish, creating a modern classic design.

Incorporate Unique Finishes

Lustrous, aged patina finishes create timeless beauty for stunning outdoor lighting designs. Ideal for classic, farmhouse and industrial exteriors, these fixtures offer unique coloring that will keep developing based on local climatic conditions. The Union Square Collection has a mellow Antique Copper finish that graciously complements its clear flat glass panels. Taking its inspiration from vintage gas lanterns, mechanical details provide character to the form.

Blending Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

Today's outdoor living spaces are an extension of the home's interior, with furniture, décor and lighting constructed of durable materials and finishes designed to withstand elements while being beautiful and functional. Exterior pendants, chandeliers and indoor-outdoor ceiling fans join traditional outdoor lighting styles to bring indoor style to outdoor spaces. Our new Upshur ceiling fan has angles and curves that offer a contemporary style. Three hand-finished ABS blades have a distinctive, angled design and are mounted directly to the flywheel to complete the fan's sleek, modern look. A dimmable LED light kit is energy efficient and casts the perfect glow, inside and out.