Welcome to SHM Designs where life is our inspiration. Our company designs interiors and exteriors of homes, furniture and accessories. We are passionate about creating a home which is not only beautiful, but comfortable and functional as well. Our number one goal in every design is to create such a feeling that all you can do is SMILE!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Exterior Light Ideas

The exterior lighting of a home can enhance the beauty of your property, improve safety and security and allow for more outdoor entertaining.

 "Decorating rules" would say to coordinate the style of your exterior light fixtures with the style of your home.

 Mission style lighting works well with Art and Craft style
 homes because of its straight edges and clean looks.

 A  Colonial style home looks very inviting with copper,
black iron or glass “stagecoach” style lighting fixtures.  

Sleek, geometrical shaped fixtures work well with a more Modern home.

This is all true, however, I also really enjoy mixing different styles. 

The contemporary lighting fixtures on this home 
enhance the more rustic exterior features.

Your home should be a product of who you are and what you like. In my opinion, don’t let “decorating rules” totally influence your decorating vision. Styles came about because one person had the courage to go against the trend and do what they loved. You never know you could be the one to create the next style.

Take Care,
For help with any decorating needs pleae contact me and ask about my design services.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the inspiration! I am working today on a client's exterior (I don't normally do exterior) and this helps ;)