LED, Wicker, and Smart Lighting: Outdoor Lighting Trends to Watch in 2023

Outdoor lighting can significantly enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home and garden, making it a vital aspect of exterior home design. The past few years have seen a surge in innovative lighting trends, each adding a unique touch to homes and gardens. In 2023, the trends to watch out for are LED, wicker, and smart lighting. As an enthusiast of outdoor lighting and exterior house design, I’m excited to delve into these trends and share some of the best products available for Canadian homeowners.

Architectural LED Lighting

A trend that has been gaining momentum is the use of Architectural LED lighting. These fixtures, with their stunning architectural details, add a layer of visual interest and style to the exterior of your homes. A fantastic example of this can be seen in the Eglo Outdoor Lighting collection available at Living Lighting. This range showcases the growing popularity of LED lighting and how it is making room for stunning fixtures with architectural details

a wall mounted light on the side of a building.

Wicker Lighting

Wicker lighting is making a comeback in outdoor living spaces. These wicker pendants are the perfect way to add a sophisticated yet whimsical touch to your decor. The Kichler Palisades Collection, available at Living Lighting, features some exquisite pieces in this category

a light fixture with a chain hanging from it.

Smart Lighting

Outdoor lighting trends now include fixtures with smart technology, a great way to improve functionality. For instance, Kichler’s Portable Lanterns offer light, style, and music with a built-in Bluetooth speaker.

As these trends continue to evolve, you might be wondering about the best furniture to match your new lighting fixtures. Poly (polyethylene) furniture has become a popular choice due to its exceptional qualities of style, durability, and versatility. This year, the hottest trend in patio furniture revolves around poly furniture’s exceptional qualities.

For a range of poly furniture options, consider By The Yard. They offer a variety of seating, tables, and accessories that can be customized in 9 UV-stabilized colour options. You might also want to explore the Polywood Outdoor Furniture Collections on the same site, where you can choose from 13 UV-inhibited colour options.

To highlight a couple of great poly furniture pieces, consider the Polywood Presidential Rocking Chair, which is stylish, comfortable, and backed with a 20-year limited warranty, or the Pergola from Cedar Wood Structures that adds architectural interest and a fantastic outdoor gathering space to your home.

As we dive into 2023, it’s exciting to see how outdoor lighting trends are evolving to create beautiful, functional, and smart outdoor spaces. Whether it’s the architectural interest of LED, the whimsical charm of wicker, or the multi-functional smart lighting, there is something for every home and every style.

Remember, your outdoor space is an extension of your home. With the right lighting and furniture, you can create an outdoor oasis that reflects your personal style and is perfect for entertaining or simply relaxing. Enjoy the process of transforming your outdoor space!

(Note: All product availability and prices are as of the time of writing.)

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