Take a look at your porch. Thumbs up if you already have found suitable design. Now wait till night and see whether your porch is as fabulous as it was at daylight. If not, then you probably need to consider lighting installation. Do you know which one to choose yet?
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1. String Of Lights
For a covered porch, lighting is very important. Without one, this porch will be too dark at night. If you want something simple but classy, then buy a set of lighting and set them on your ceiling. The arrangement is up to you. Simplest way is to make zig-zag arrangement. Another option is lining up those lights along the lowest ceiling.
2. Custom Shape
If you want to make one of a king type of lighting, the only option is making your own design. This picture is a sample of custom design, an old style lantern with a lot of grids. It could be hanged under the door or placed on top of fence. How to light this lantern? It is either through electricity or using candles.
3. Blue Sconches
Your guests won’t miss this unique lamps. First, they will notice blue hue from the lamps. Then they will look up, see and admire the shape of your sconches. It is important to put this lamp in the middle of the room or right above your table. You might want to add some blue interiors to compliment blue sconches.
4. Square Lights
How to present simplicity without losing your elegance? The answer is simple; install square lantern on either side of the door. If possible, pick bulbs that could emit warm lights. You could always change the bulb if the store doesn’t have any. Make sure that you install the lights a little bit higher than your head. This way, more spaces will be well-lighted.
5. Old Tin Can
For something unique, you don’t have to always buy new products. There are plenty of projects you could do with old stuffs in your garage. Look for some old rusty tins on the corner. Cut the head and rub it with sand paper. Now make a hole and hook it to a small chain. Voila! A pretty can lights cover is ready to use.
6. Two Colored Lights
When you go to the store, they usually have two options for lighting; one color and double colors. You might hesitate to take the double color, while it could make your porch look amazing. Two colors lighted at once will give great shade to any objects under. To get maximum result, you have to hang them on ceiling instead of pillars.
7. Glowing Setting
When night comes, people loves to see sparkles. It is not difficult to make this happen on your porches. There is a set of glowing lighting, which consists of medium sized bulbs and also small bulbs. All you need to do is opening the cover and lining them up on the roof frame. If your porch has low roof, these lights will be a perfect view to see.
8. Bohemian Vibe
Do you need any other explanation about bohemian vibe? Purchasing one will explain everything for you. This is a pretty combination of colored glasses. Once you light it up, the glass will create certain pattern on the floor. It is also common practice to purchase more than one bohemian lamps and hang them separately.
9. Lantern On Floor
This is not just putting any ordinary lantern on the floor. You will need a rattan basket with big gap in between each knot. On the top, you will hook an iron for handle. Inside the basket, you could put a candle. Light them up in the evening and place them on the floor. Want something prettier? Add flower arrangement to baskets’ rim.
10. Railing Light
Good news for you who install ballustrade on your porch. You could also decorate your ballustrade with lighting. Don’t attach it on the top. Lighting will disturb any guests who want to hold the ballustrade. Attach them on the lower side instead, facing down. This setting gives maximum lighting on the floor but still enough to illuminate top side.
11. Ball Of Light
Have you seen those rattan or bamboo balls? Now you have a reason to take them out. Install tiny lighting inside and outside the balls. Make sure that this ball will be able to illuminate well enough. You will put these balls inside a basket and place them next to chair or table. Pick a basket with big grid.
12. Lantern Of Pot
Does it bother you to buy more items just for pretty lighting? Say no more. You could always make one beautiful lantern using potted flower. Take one potted flower and make space in the middle. Be careful so no flowers are broken. Now put a candle in the middle. Protect it from wind using glass cover. Your pretty lantern is ready!
13. Glass Lantern
Is there any DIY project to make porch lighting? Yes, there is! You will need an empty whisky bottle, wick, and lamp holder. First, clean your whisky bottle thoroughly. Pour some oil inside the bottle. Next, put wick and make sure it is soaked thoroughly. Last, hook it on the lantern holder. Turn the screws so the holder clasp whisky bottle tightly.
14. Lace Lantern
Another project for DIY lovers is lace lantern. It creates not only pretty but also unique lantern for display. You could put it on the table or hang it on the ceiling. Either way, the lace pattern will be displayed on the floor. You will need one commercial lantern. Tear off the paper and keep the frame. Gently glue lace on frame.
15. Bottle Torch
Make your empty bottles useful. Put some oil and wick inside. Since it might look dull, add some decorations on the bottom. It could be marbles, small glasses, or anything else. Light them up only when guests present. At noon, these bottle torch would make a perfect center piece.