Porch Lighting Ideas — 9 Ways to Illuminate Your Outdoors

self build outdoor porch lighting ideas
(Image credit: John Cullen Lighting)

The best porch lighting ideas will introduce practical ways of illuminating an outdoor space (ensuring steps and slopes are visible at night) while increasing kerb appeal and showcasing certain features on the front or back of a home. 

An initial decision will need to be made as to how the new lights will be powered before styles and designs are investigated. Are you undergoing a rewire where mains will be an option, or are battery or solar options a better starting point? 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.