Outdoor Lighting for Homes

If you are the sort of person who rushes around tidying up when you know that you have guests visiting then you are most definitely what is considered house proud. There is no shame in this – in fact it is a very good quality showing that you not only care about your home but the general perception of it too.

As somebody who is concerned about the interior of their home, it is more likely that you also like to take care of its exterior. After all, the outside of your house is its “first impression” – this is the part that everybody (not just friends and family) are able to see.

At Sherwood Lighting we have a beautiful collection of outdoor lights that can benefit modern homes both in terms of appearance and function. There are many advantages of incorporating outdoor lighting into your property which is why so many people have it.

Here are just a few:


To make a house more attractive

Outdoor Lighting for Homes

As you can see above, there are many different types of outdoor lights that you can choose from. These are designed to be attached to the outside of your home but they can also sit inside a porch if you have a home where you keep the porch light on ready for when people arrive back at home.

The first light is very Victorian and would therefore be appropriate for a period home or one that has been designed in the Victorian style. The other two designs look much more modern so might be used in a home that has a more contemporary feel but with a timeless style.

Some houses just have one light in the porch while other homes are decorated with two; one situated either side of the front door to create a symmetrical appearance. Either style makes a property look more appealing to the eye.

All of these lights are simple, cost-effective additions to your home that can help to give it a bit more “kerb appeal”. This is important not only for you to feel good about where you live, but if you intend to sell your property in the near future then first impressions are everything, and you need potential buyers to be positive even before they step foot into your house.


Sensory for security

Lights can become a security feature in your home if you choose to install outdoor ones that detect movement and light up in response to it. Obviously this means that if a potential intruder is tempted towards your home they will become illuminated and deterred from any attempt to break into it.

Likewise, you might choose to feature a sensory light beside the back door of your home. This way both entrances to your property are protected from potential intruders; an advantage that many people value particularly when they go on holiday and leave the house unattended.



Another common reason for installing outdoor lighting into the back wall of the house is because of the trend for entertaining in the garden during the summer. While it might be getting colder outside now, it is a good idea to plan ahead for the warmer months by installing outdoor lighting.

This not only means that entertaining is much easier (because you can see what you are doing!) but it also sets a relaxed, pleasant ambience during a warm summer evening when you are sharing a barbecue with friends.

If you think that your home or property would benefit from the installation of outdoor lights then please get in touch with us or visit us in store to explore our collection. Whether you have had them before, or if yours is out of date and you want to give your home a makeover, we are confident that you will find the right outdoor lights for you in our collection.