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12 Classic Outdoor Wall Sconce Lights

By 04/05/2015December 11th, 202022 Comments

Classic outdoor lights are inviting, but also look like they have been there forever, without looking dated. Here are my favourite classic and timeless outdoor wall sconce lights. 

Is it time to replace the lights beside your front door? Here are some of my favourites along with some inspiration photos to help you decide which one will work for your home. (Updated in 2020)

Outdoor sconce lighting can be placed flanking the front door and also the garage doors, as well as anywhere else you will use your outdoor space like the deck or patio area.

Classic Linear Outdoor Wall Sconce Light

Here are some lovely choices if you are looking for a more linear wall sconce, like on the house shown below.

10 Classic Outdoor Wall Sconce Lighting

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Classic Bronze Wall Sconce Light

Higher Price Range: Click to Shop

10 Classic Outdoor Wall Sconce Lighting

Medium Price Range: Click to Shop

outdoor sconce

Lower Price Range: Click to Shop

** Need to choose a front door colour? Here are the 10 best front door colours for your house.

Classic Lantern Style Outdoor Wall Sconce Light

Here are some beautiful and timeless lighting ideas if you are looking for a lantern style wall sconce.

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Classic outdoor wall lantern

Medium Price Range: Click to Shop

Classic Outdoor Wall Lantern Lower Price

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outdoor wall sconce lantern

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Classic Curvy Wall Lantern

Lower Price Range: Click to Shop

Classic Georgian (or Federal) Style Outdoor Wall Sconce Light

Here are some classic lighting ideas if you are looking for a Georgian style wall sconce like those featured on this old Greenwich house.

HOT TIP: If you have room in your portico for a lantern overhead, it creates an inviting look.

Georgian Wall Sconce

Source: Lee Ann Thornton

Georgian Style Outdoor Lantern

Higher Price Range: Click to Shop (comes in other colours)

Colonial Style Lantern

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Lantern

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modern farmhouse light

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Classic Modern Farmhouse Outdoor Wall Sconce Light

Here are some classic modern farmhouse lighting ideas.

modern farmhouse light

Higher Price Range: Click to Shop (many colours available)

modern barn light

Lower Price Range: Click to Shop (more sizes available)

Please, whatever you do, don’t buy a double spot sensor light.

If you must have a motion sensor light, do NOT buy the double spots, I immediately removed them from my house when we took possession. They were literally everywhere!!

You can buy motion sensor lanterns. Unfortunately there isn’t a wide selection and they aren’t all that beautiful… but definitely better than the alternative! Here’s one I like:

motion sensor outdoor wall light

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There are many more classic and timeless outdoor wall sconce lights on my outdoor lighting Pinterest board here.

Need help with exterior colour?

If you would like to learn how to choose exterior colours with confidence, join my Exterior Colour Masterclass here. If you would like my help choosing colour for your exterior, go here.

Hope you had a lovely weekend! xo Maria

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22 Comments

  • Karen kirby says:

    Hope you feel better soon. Enjoy the down time.

  • H. Finch says:

    Hi Maria,
    Do you have a link for the first image with the standing seam roof and the agaves? Thank you!

  • Mary-Illinois says:

    Hi Maria, I’m sorry you’re not feeling well. Eat a left-over chocolate egg & get plenty of rest.
    We’ll muddle through till you feel better.

  • Betty says:

    Dear Maria, hope you feel better soon; take care of yourself.

  • tara dillard says:

    At the front end of my career, decent exterior lighting was quite expensive.

    No excuses now, for bad/ugly/improperly scaled exterior lighting !

    Starting in the 80’s oversized exterior lights came into fashion. Rarely are they correct. Instead they scream, ‘ego’.

    Garden & Be Well, XO T

  • BillP says:

    For a treat, check out this link for Bevolo Lighting of New Orleans. http://www.bevolo.com/gallery
    The main problem that I observe regarding lighting selection is in choosing fixtures that are too small.

  • Nancy says:

    Maria, sorry to hear you are sick.
    Get well soon!
    Thats dedication write a blog when sick.
    Thank you !
    Nancy

  • Fran says:

    Hope you feel better soon, Maria. Take care!

  • April says:

    Hope you feel better soon, Maria!

  • Lucy Haines says:

    Maria, Drink a lot of fluids, double up on your vita C and
    if you have some detox tea that may help. Sorry you are under the weather! When my husband and I got sick right after New Years eve, I thought we would never get well. Hope you don’t have that virus! We are health nuts and never seem to get sick. Take care of yourself.

    You are a remarkable gal to keep posting when you don’t feel well!

    • KA says:

      Yes. I hadn’t been sick since 2004 except once in 2007 and another time in 2012. I got a sinus infection as did my parents when we took my sister to the hospital. I have hot water and lemon every morning before eating. The few times I got sick, I’d run out of lemons. All three times I got the Z pack antibiotics and got better after 3 days. Take care of yourself.

  • Lucy Haines says:

    Maria, Drink a lot of fluids, double up on your vita C and
    if you have some detox tea that may help. Sorry you are under the weather! When my husband and I got sick right after New Years eve, I thought we would never get well. Hope you don’t have that virus! We are health nuts and never seem to get sick. Take care of yourself.

    You are a remarkable gal to keep posting when you don’t feel well.

  • teresa says:

    Beautiful examples. I have some great replacements for my exterior floods…I just need to put them up! What are “double spots”, btw? Never heard of that.

    • KA says:

      The ugly-home-depot-v-shaped-two-floodlight look. My parents have those and you have to be 3 feet away for the motion sensor to flick on. Hate’em, but it’s dad’s handiwork, and there are bigger medical battles we face at the moment than that.

  • Rejuvenation says:

    Thanks for including Rejuvenation in your round up!

  • Jeri says:

    So sorry to hear you are sick! Hope you get feeling better soon!

  • Paula Van Hoogen says:

    Hey Little Sparkle, remember what my Mom-in-law used to say:”Go to bed until you feel better.”
    So pull those covers up and snuggle down!
    Sorry you’re sick……. Love you,
    Paula

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