Front Door Lighting Ideas | The Art of Creating an Entrance

As the darker evening close in it might be time to focus on front door lighting ideas for your house. Great lighting not only provides a warm welcome for guests, but will also ensure that you can see to put your key in the lock! Here are our top front door lighting ideas to ensure that you create the right impression and improve your curb appeal.

But first, here are two points to bear in mind … Light travels a long way at night especially in the country (we do live in the New forest) so do use lighting selectively. Darkness can also be used to great effect to conceal any less attractive areas.

Front Door Lighting ideas

Front Door Lighting Ideas

A lantern either side of the door creates a welcoming effect or add a hanging lantern if there is a porch. Whichever solution, these lighting elements are best dimmed and combined with some other concealed architectural lighting features such as up-lights to the door surrounds or lighting of steps.

Contemporary Front Door Lighting

In a more contemporary property, a good solution is to use a more architectural up/downlight. For a more dramatic look if you have planting either side of the door, combine this with an element of backlighting which will throw the panting into silhouette.

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Townhouse Front Door Lighting

For a townhouse, adding an element of uplight around the door create a welcoming effect. Consider using up-lights to provide the effect combined with external wall fittings washing light across the floor. This uplighting effect can then also be continued across to the front window.

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Country House Front Door Lighting Idea

For a country house, if you have a porch, add down-lights in the soffit to wash light down the front door. Combine this with an element of uplight such as adding spiked spotlights to planting to create a more interesting look.

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Residential Facade Lighting

Consider how the whole front of the house will look as you drive in. You can downlight with the addition of spiked spotlights to uplight any trees, potted plants and the building facade.

Over Scale!

A great idea for around the front door is to over scale whether with pendants or something like pots. Large pots provide a great focal point. You can then uplight them with low glare external up-lights to add to the drama.

Exterior LED Lights

In an age of energy efficiency, a whole new range of exterior LED lights means we do not have to feel so guilty about our front door lighting – and it won’t impact on your electricity bill.

Front Door Lighting Ideas

Let us help you create perfect front door lighting with our lighting design ideas. Contact Punton Electrics today on 01590 679081.