Warm Outdoor Lighting for Boosted Curb Appeal


You may have overlooked it, but an integral part of designing your home’s exterior is lighting. It’s a design element that so many of us forget, but one that can truly set the mood of your space and help to navigate around it, too.

We decided to shed some light on a few exteriors that are inspiringly illuminated and highlight the home’s superior siding in the process. Consider the story you want your exterior to tell. Whether it’s glowing, beaming or luminous—let there be light.



At dusk, the glow of this cozy Craftsman-style home clad in HardiePlank® lap siding in Mountain Sage welcomes you in, through the gates, up the stairs and into the warm well-lit space.

Set the mood. Light fixtures can help to set the mood in your outdoor space. Whether you opt for welcoming Italian string lights on your patio, or formal sconces framing your front door, think about the feeling you’re trying to create in your home’s outdoor space. You can inject personality into your exterior by honing in on your own style. Shopping for a one-of-a-kind vintage pendant light or finding a farmhouse wall light painted in a bold color for a pop against your siding, are great ways to add flair to your home without stealing focus.



Amp up your ambiance with an outdoor fireplace. This one is surrounded by fire-resistant HardiePlank lap siding in rich Timber Bark.

Warm up your space. There’s nothing more welcoming than the warmth of a fire, people just seem to flock around it. Whether it’s a built-in fireplace, installed right into your home’s exterior wall (surrounded by James Hardie® fire-resistant siding) or a fire pit in the yard, natural fire elements can create immediate and irresistible ambiance.

Let your siding shine as you show off your style with lighting that make you want to spend more time soaking up the outdoors in a space that’s completely you.