Lighting Options For Your Veranda

Lighting is an important feature that people overlook when designing and decorating their veranda. Because you will need a light source when sitting on the veranda at night, why not find creative options to enhance the beauty and function of this open space?


There are various types of outdoor lighting for you to choose from that are easy to setup. Electrical wires can be run from the inside of your home to the veranda so you can use the space during the day and at nighttime. Types of lighting available include:

• Patio lights
• Table lamps
• String lights
• Ceiling fan lights
• Candles

You can use different types of lighting when hosting a party or when relaxing during the evening.


You may already have patio lights on the outside of your home that can be used after your veranda has been built. While you may need to include other lighting, patio lights can provide enough light for you and your guests find their way back inside.


Table lamps can be used as a way to create an intimate atmosphere when hosting a party or when relaxing with a good book. You can have electrical outlets installed on the outside of your home or you can buy extension cords and other devices that can be hidden by plants, furniture, and other items. Battery powered table lamps are another option.

Table lamps are available in many different styles, so you should not have difficulty finding ones to match furniture and other items.


You may be able to string lights around your veranda in order to create more light during the evening. These lights are decorative, use a small amount of electricity, and are a unique way to provide light.


If you are planning on installing fans to keep your veranda cool during warmer months, buy those that include lighting. You will be able to feel cool and provide light to guests when hosting summer parties.


If you don’t want to run electrical wires, install fans, or hang string lights, you can always rely on candles. Even though candles create a smaller amount of light, they are perfect for intimate evenings, small parties, or when watching the sun set.