Whether they serve as an inviting beacon for guests or cast a soft glow on an outdoor gathering, these 20 porch lights are a must-see. Pick your favorite, and shop the look to dress up your home's exterior.
Chic fabric sconces light the way to the entrance of Jacques Grange’s summer bungalow in Comporta, Portugal.
This neo-Regency pool house at a Sag Harbor home is modeled after a 1930s outbuilding at the former Hollywood home of film director George Cukor. Over-scale trelliswork adorns the walls, and the roof is made of lead-coated copper. The entryway is lit by two delicate hanging lanterns.
In Robert Duffy's Hudson River Valley home, the copper lanterns flanking the entrance are by Bevolo.
On the screened porch of Boston architect Heather Wells’s retreat in North Sutton, New Hampshire, a table lamp adds an unexpected indoorsy element to the screened-in gathering space.
At the front door of Candia Fisher’s Connecticut retreat, a frosted white pendant hangs in the entry way.
The porch of a family home in East Hampton, New York, designed by John Kureck and Doug Jones, boasts a rustic wire-frame ceiling light perfect for spending summer evenings outdoors.
In Salento, a region in Southern Italy, a ceiling sculpture by Scolari doubles as a light, illuminating the ground-floor stairwell. The vintage accent tables came from an Italian café.
On a porch in Marrakech, the loggia's walls and floor are hand-polished plaster, the bench is by maisonLAB, and the oak side table is a flea-market find. Black hanging lanterns give the regal space a modern edge.
Greeting guests at the door of this cozy guesthouse in the Montana mountains is Turtle, a golden retriever, and a single country-style sconce providing warm lighting.
The front door’s shutters at a Victorian cottage on Cape Cod are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Chrome Green, and a vintage sign was made into a bench. The entry way is flanked by a bright white sconce.
The entrance to a Westchester retreat has traditional sconces to match the home's classic exterior.
A path lined with boxwood globes leads to the entrance of an Oakland, California home, the facade painted in . The black sconces perfectly complement the exterior.
In an Upstate New York home, the front garden, the custom benches, planters and widow’s walk are all painted in . The lanterns are by and the pavers came from a quarry in nearby Rockland County, New York.
Thie minimalistic home in Palm Springs, California, boasts a bright yellow door flanked by black torch sconces.
The side entry of textile designer John Robshaw’s 19th-century cottage in Sharon, Connecticut, which he renovated and
designed with the help of decorator Sara Bengur and architect Colby Wong, features an Egyptian mosque light from Sheherazade.
At a farmhouse in Los Angeles, California The facade is illuminated with sconces by , and the front door is painted in .
Simple sconces light the way into this Grey Gardens-inspired East Hampton home. The door is painted in Benjamin Moore's Narragansett Green.
At a cottage in Beverly Hills, the front door's stained-glass panels are custom-made, as are the lanterns by Paul Ferrante.
The porch of a Los Angeles family home designed
by Jefferey Alan Marks boasts a sconce as well as festive string lights.
A veranda overlooks the courtyard of this South Carolina property. Nautical-inspired sconces wrap around the entire outdoor area.