Outdoor Lighting: How to Choose

Outdoor lighting is essential to the style and safety of your home. Here at Charleston Lighting, we have all of the outdoor lights and accessories needed to illuminate your home and create a truly unique aesthetic that fits your style. From wall-mounted lanterns and sconces to outdoor chandeliers and landscape lights, the choices are endless to bring your vision to life.

When looking to add new lighting to your home, it can be hard to know where to start. Fortunately, our expert staff is ready to help you determine your style and find you the perfect array of lights and accessories to impress your friends and family for years to come.

Choose Your Style

With so many choices, it can be a challenge to decide what style to choose. That’s what we are here for. You tell us the environment you are wanting to create, and we will point you in the right direction. Here’s an overview of a few different outdoor lights you can choose from, depending on what you’re looking for. The best part? A combination of different lighting features will create a one-of-a-kind getaway in the comfort of your own backyard.

Wall Mounts

Wall mounts are recommended to use in entry ways or areas where there is heavier foot traffic. These lights are typically placed at eye-level and provide increased visibility when the daylight fades away. Not only do they provide a bright path to see where you’re going, they also act as an added security to your home. You can easily see activity happening outside of your home with the great illumination wall mounts provide. Keep it simple, or add a statement fixture, the choice is yours.


Looking for lights that add balance and accent specific areas? Sconces are what you’re looking for. Sconces are a tasteful way to frame doors or garden areas. There are a large variety of styles ranging from traditional to modern, and everything in between. Whether you want rustic sconces to accompany your garden or sleek ones accenting your bold entrance, we have the style you’re wanting.

Hanging Lights

Is the combination of utility and style important to you? If so, hanging lights are right up your alley. Hanging lights can brighten a large area or spotlight a small area you’re wanting to feature. A major benefit of hanging lights is their ability to light up a room without taking up space. You’ll have plenty of room to accessorize and rearrange the area without the hassle of having to work around the light.


Who said chandeliers are only allowed inside? They can turn an ordinary outdoor space into an elegant gathering area in an instant. Not only do they add character and style, they have the ability to elevate the space with their timeless charm. Our selection of chandeliers range from sleek and simple to intricate designs that will be a great conversation piece when hosting friends and family.

Spot Lights

Spot lights are perfect for showing off a unique feature you want to showcase or providing a direct ray of light on an area that would otherwise be dark and hidden. From highlighting your prized garden or statues to lighting up the dark pathways on the side of your home, this multipurpose style of light will brighten up any area you desire.

Landscape Lighting

All of your hard work nurturing and growing your garden deserves to be noticed. That’s where our landscape lighting comes in. The various sizes, styles and combinations will take your pride and joy to the next level. Even when the sun sets, your guests will be complementing the vibrant plants and flowers that are thriving in your outdoor oasis. Choose from accent lights, spread lights, step lights and more.

As if those choices weren’t enough, we have even more styles for you to choose from. Ceiling mounts, wall flush mounts, pier heads, gas lanterns and more are available to spice up your outdoor area. In addition to our lighting options, we also provide outdoor home decor that match perfectly with your lighting choices to tie the entire area together. Our decor options consist of mailboxes, fountains, door chimes and more. Add details in every corner, or go for a minimalist approach, whatever speaks to you and your style.

As Carolina’s Top Rated LocalⓇ Lighting Showroom, Charleston Lighting proudly has lighting and accessories for every room and style. Whether you’re remodeling your entire home and outdoor area or just upgrading to create a new look, we have the tools and expertise to help you achieve the exact style you’re wanting. Not sure what style you want or what designs work together? Don’t worry, we offer private appointments to walk you through the process from start to finish. Ready to get started? We’re ready to help!