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7 Ideas For Lighting A Courtyard

Courtyards are beautiful outdoor spaces, but being almost entirely enclosed on all sides by tall walls can make them feel more like a prison courtyard rather than an inviting place to relax outdoors. Here are some inspiring images for the perfect outdoor lighting in your modern courtyard: 

 Havana Outdoor Pendant Lamp By Jozeph Forakis, from Foscarini
Havana Outdoor Pendant Lamp By Jozeph Forakis, from Foscarini

A row of hanging Havana Outdoor Pendant Lamps and some live greenery make a concrete courtyard wall feel trendy and warm.

Garota Oudoor Wall Light By Alex Fernández Camps, from Bover
Garota Oudoor Wall Light By Alex Fernández Camps, from Bover

If you’re lucky enough to have warm brick walls in your courtyard, take the opportunity to really show it off with some outdoor lighting. The woven like shade on the Garota Oudoor Wall Light diffuses a glowing amber light, perfect for highlighting a brick wall.

 Solar Outdoor Floor Lamp By Jean Marie Massaud, from Foscarini
Solar Outdoor Floor Lamp By Jean Marie Massaud, from Foscarini

Accent outdoor lighting is a must for a modern courtyard. These Solar Outdoor Floor Lamps are cool and double as a sweet side table for an evening drink.

modern courtyard and restaurant lighting.
Amphora Floor Lamp from Bover

Or for more decorative lighting, place a few Amphora Floor Lamps into the corners of your courtyard for some added glowing light.

Courtyard string lighting ideas.
String Lights with S-Shape Lamps By Bulbrite

What’s a courtyard without some industrial-inspired string lights? String a few rows from wall to wall across a courtyard to add the perfect lighting for an outdoor get to together.

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Santorini Outdoor Pendant Light from Marset

Hang a cluster of Santorini Outdoor Pendant Lights in an enclosed courtyard. Their versatility not only allows for creative freedom, but they’re visually pleasing even during the daytime!

Pod Lens System By Ross Lovegrove, from Luceplan|YLighting
Pod Lens System By Ross Lovegrove, from Luceplan

If your courtyard happens to have a tree, why not use it as place to hang more lights? The Pod Lens System from Luceplan can be strung up high to create a colorful light display, or staked into the ground to get the look of modern torches.

Need more advice about choosing the right modern outdoor lighting for your courtyard? Give one of our YLighting designers a call, 866-314-0965. And for more outdoor lighting inspiration, follow our Light it up Outside board on Pinterest.

 

Whitney Todor

Whitney Todor

Whitney is the senior web designer at YLiving. As a mom with an energetic toddler and large, playful dog; she is all about simple, well-designed furniture and storage solutions that make life easier.

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