Summer entertaining is one of the best perks of having a midcentury home, with many designs featuring gorgeous backyards perfect for a barbecue, cocktail party or even just relaxing on any given Saturday evening. But balmy summer nights are still dark, and bringing the perfect light into your space requires a whole new set of fixtures. We’ve gathered some of the season’s best picks for outdoor lighting, from wall sconces to outdoor chandeliers.

AJ50 wall sconce by Arne Jacobsen

The AJ50 wall sconce was launched in celebration of 50 years since Arne Jacobsen first released his AJ collection. You can get these sleek, crisp lines to illuminate your yard or entryway and have a piece of AJ of your very own.


Konial 5 LED Outdoor Wall Light by Ylighting

If you need some outdoor lighting that melts into your ranch’s siding, then these wall lights will do just the trick. Available in 3 finishes—bronze, charcoal and gray—the Konial 5 LED Outdoor Wall Light from YLighting has a softness that we just love.

Saturn Path Light from Ylighting

For those long walkways to your entry or the curving path in your backyard, keep things lit with the Saturn Path Light from YLighting. The simple yet attractive design looks great during the day, and keeps your guests on track once the sun sets.

hanging globe pendant

When it comes to pendants, whether over your front door or hanging from the roof of your covered patio, nothing beats the hanging globe pendant. It’s hard to beat a classic look!

Karrington Chandelier

If you’ve got a seriously glamorous exterior space that needs an atomic bomb of style, you need an outdoor chandelier. With it’s spindle design reminiscent of a traditional sputnik lamp, the Karrington Chandelier can be customized with several finishes and bulb options to fit your space perfectly.

the Flow fan by Modern Fan

With the summer heat on its way, you need to prepare your yard for comfort—and that includes ceiling fans. Available with or without diffused light, the Flow Fan from Modern Fan is a beautiful combination of smooth modern design and a touch of midcentury wood.