Outdoor Wall Sconces: Lighting the Way with Style

In addition to providing necessary lighting, outdoor wall sconces can easily improve the curb appeal of your home. Here are some stylish examples to light your way.

  1. Marine Sconce

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    For a seaside look, this Marine Sconce features instantly recognizable nautical detailing in its sloped shade and metal cage. It is made from brass and hand-finished in a weatherproofed antique silver finish; a filament bulb completes the old-world feel. At Pottery Barn, $219 and up

  2. How To: Replace an Outdoor Wall Sconce

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    Hearts & Home

    To learn how to upgrade your own fixture, visit our how-to guide: How To: Replace an Outdoor Wall Sconce. You can find other great projects in our 30 Days of Easy Summer DIY.

  3. Kube Mini Outdoor Light

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    Small and unobtrusive, the Hinkley Kube Mini light delivers a simple and clean look, plus an effective amount of light. Measuring 6"W x 6"H, it requires one 75-watt bulb, and is UL-rated for exterior installation. Shown in Satin Black, it is also available in Titanium and Satin White. At Bellacor, $195

  4. Motion Sensing Lantern

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    The Home Depot

    Give your home that extra security with this Hampton Bay Lantern, which features a built-in 40-foot, 150-degree motion sensor. Finished in brushed nickel, the lamp features solid steel construction, uses a 100-watt bulb, and is UL-listed for safety. At The Home Depot, $66.58

  5. Opal Shade

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    Lamps Plus

    Go modern with this 12” H wall sconce from the Bay View Collection. When lit with two 60-watt bulbs, warm light diffuses through an etched opal glass shade. Its stainless steel finish lends a sleek touch to any house style. At Lamps Plus, $149.99

  6. Dusk to Dawn Light

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    Green Electrical Supply

    This Energy Star Jelly Jar Light keeps your home safe by lighting up at dusk and shutting off at dawn—automatically. An 18-watt bulb provides the illumination, while the frosted, ribbed glass provides style. At Green Electrical Supply, $19.80

  7. Circa 1910 Wall Light

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    A throwback to another era, the Troy Lighting Circa 1910 Wall Light brightens the entryway with a 100-watt bulb and a restoration-vintage look. Attractive in its Old Rust finish, this sconce is amply sized at 12” W x 10” W x 12.5" D and is UL-listed for outdoor use. At Capitol Lighting, $248

  8. Santa Barbara Wall Sconce

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    Featuring a rustproof cast aluminum construction, the graceful lines and warm, diffused light of the Santa Barbara Wall Sconce adds elegance to any exterior. Available in either Walnut finish with champagne glass or Burnished Bronze with hammered wave glass, the fixture takes standard bulbs and comes in three sizes. At Frontgate, $329 and up

  9. Vintage Barn Sconce

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    Restoration Hardware

    This Vintage Barn Sconce is a reproduction of the standard enamel pendant lamps that have served as barn lighting for 100 years. Made of steel and aluminum, it is available in a variety of finishes, including antique brass, and in 10”, 14”, or 18” widths. At Restoration Hardware, $199 and up

  10. Hybrid (solar) Sconce

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    Linens 'n Things

    Environmentally friendly, this solar-powered Hybrid Outdoor Wall Sconce employs a smart dual-lighting option. A fully charged battery runs LED lights at night and switches off during the day. Hardwired CFL bulbs provide extra light if necessary, diffusing warm light through frosted glass. At Linens 'n Things, $197

  11. Clark Sconce

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    Schoolhouse Electric

    The Clark fixture is hand-made in Portland, OR, from heavy cast iron. Choose from a large selection of glass or metal shades to create the look you desire. The fixture uses a maximum 100-watt bulb and can be custom ordered for UL damp rating. At Schoolhouse Electric, $135 (shade not included)

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