Outdoor post lighting is an inviting way to accent your walkways, driveway, and greenspace around your home or cabin. They can be an elegant preview of your lodge’s décor with designs that help transition from the brisk outdoors to the cozy fireplace. Just like indoor lodge lighting, they feature the common themes of the outdoors and wildlife silhouetted with warm frosted glass:
Posts and wall sconces most commonly hang post lights from above, but there are also many styles that attach to a fixture from beneath. When choosing your design, make sure to consider the style and enclosure material of the post light. How it goes together with the post itself will depend on a few factors, including the construction material, which could be brickwork, field stone, logs, and metal, in addition to wooden posts of different widths and dimensions. Brushed metal and patina are the most common options for the non-glass accents of post lights, including the rustic wildlife elements.
A lighted walkway is an especially homely touch for a hunting lodge or cabin. Hunting often begins at pre-dawn and can last all day. In cooler mountain climates or winter, the welcoming sight of a walkway lit by a series of post lanterns changes the mood from braving the cold to preparing for warmth and comfort. Sometimes a home’s style may differ drastically from the interior. Homeowners that want a subtle cabin feel to the exterior of the home, without over doing the lodge aesthetic, can accent their porch and driveway with a rustic style of post lighting. This relaxes the expectation of a lodge or cabin interior and delights guests by using varied decorative styles. Styles range in height from 11" to 42" inches.