Create a Warm, Welcoming Outdoor Entryway
The entryway to your home says a lot about you and your family, so it's important to create a warm and welcoming pathway to your front door. Exterior lighting is an essential part of this effort because it has a range of benefits that complement the beauty of your home while also increasing its safety and security. When adding exterior lighting to your entryway, be sure to consider the following attributes.
Soft Decorative Lighting
The lighting you select for your home should be soft instead of harsh or glaring. The goal here is to enhance the decorative features of your porch and walkway, highlighting their beauty and sophistication. Stronger lights are more appropriate for back porches and areas around guest houses where the possibility of tripping or falling is higher. Warmth is one of the main things that an entryway should convey, and with soft yellow lighting, it’s possible.
One of the best options for adding warm lighting is the Edison bulb, which is designed to look like the old light bulbs created by one of America’s most famous inventors, Thomas Edison. The bulb is warm in color at 2300 Kelvin, and it comes in an LED version. We sell both versions of the Edison bulb and we are happy to work with you to fit the right balance of either version for your entryway. This elegant choice for illumination will set your home apart and add a gorgeous warmth to your front porch. Adding unique touches to your home such as these can make for great conversations.
Having the right amount of lighting so that you can see at night while on your front porch is important for a number of safety and security reasons. For one, you don't want your friends or family to trip and fall because they miss a step or because there were toys or tools left outside that aren’t easy to see. Having adequate lighting also helps you identify who is on your front porch in the middle of the night. There is no reason to leave a porch area in darkness.
A warm, welcoming entryway can make a good first impression on friends, family or acquaintances before they enter your home. Exterior lighting projects are an integral part of creating a welcoming entryway, making it important to select the right lighting to match your needs. We invite you to stop in the Northern Lighting showroom to browse our selection or exterior lighting options. We'd be happy to help you find the perfect solution for your front porch!