Serving as both an outdoor lamp and a place to sit Duncan Meerding’s unique cracked log stool is a visually stimulating conversation starter as well. The artist makes each one out of salvaged timber and LEDs. Another double-duty option the NI by Slik Outdoor Living is a stunning LED parasol that also serves as a functional accent lamp.
Minimalist wall sconces are all the rage especially when crafted from brass. No wonder this Swing Arm Brass Wall Sconce from CB2 is so appealing! Brushed brass is the material of choice and thanks to a swiveling maneuver you can position the light right where you need it most.
For another low-tech lighting solution check out these charming DIY candles that you can make out of repurposed teacups and saucers. They’d be a lovely addition to a nighttime tea party. Or for an added bonus use a citronella-scented wax to keep bugs at bay.
Another clever way to light up your stairs is by attaching light strips along each step. It’s easy to do if the flat surfaces of your steps juts out a bit past the vertical parts — like these basement stairs featured on Hative.
Outdoor lighting fixtures can be pricey and your electricity bill can soar if you are constantly hosting evening events. One way to keep these costs at bay is to opt for a power-free option like glow-in-the-dark gravel and pebbles. These non-toxic paving options are coated with a paint that soaks up sun during the day so that they can glow at night. No electricity necessary.
Geo style is alive and well in these Hexagon Pots from ferm LIVING shown in a modern grouping below. Perfect for holding everything from flowers to jewelry they are crafted from solid brass and topped off with matte polish.