1. Match your finishes.
When it comes to lighting and other features of a home’s exterior, little details — like finishes — can make a big difference.
“Around the front door, the metal finishes on the lighting, house numbers and door hardware should all match,” Gidding says. “It gives the impression of a well-designed and well-thought-out place that makes a great first impression."
Pictured: Part of Robert Abbey’s new outdoor collection, the Z560 outdoor pendant is a fresh take on a traditional shape that would complement many home styles.