17 Exterior Home Lighting Ideas to Transform Your Home

By Toll Brothers 1 minute read

Last updated on August 24th, 2022

Exterior home lighting can serve a variety of purposes – from design, decor and safety, to simple visibility. Ensuring you can see your surroundings once the sun sets is an important consideration, but lighting can do so much more. The right outdoor lighting can make all the difference in creating the perfect ambiance or accentuating the design features of a home.

Scroll below to explore some of our favorite exterior home lighting ideas from Toll Brothers luxury home communities across the country. Once you’ve been inspired by the possibilities on how to best illuminate the night, shift your attention to how lighting can transform the interior of your home.


1. Illuminate the landscaping

Exterior of a new construction home lit up with exterior lighting.
Haymarket, VA


2. Elevate porch lighting

Toll Brothers model home in Georgia with porch lighting.
Roswell, GA


3. Accentuate the garage

Toll Brothers model home in Virginia with lights on at dusk.
McLean, VA


4. Light up the gables

A modern farmhouse home in Texas with various exterior lighting.
Spring, TX 


5. Shine a light on the driveway

Exterior of a luxury home with a lit up driveway.
Reno, NV


6. Strategically accent your yard with lighting

A Toll Brothers house in Arizona with lights in the front yard.
Fountain Hills, AZ


7. Make a statement with your home’s exterior lighting

Exterior of a luxury home in Texas with a fully lit up exterior.
Humble, TX


8. Create contrast with light

A luxury home photographed from the exterior with warm lighting throughout the home.
 Aldie, VA


9. Light the pathway

A large luxury home in California with lit up stairs leading to the front door.
Danville, CA


10. Utilize subtle and soft exterior lighting

Exterior of a luxury home in Arizona with soft exterior lighting.
Surprise, AZ


11. Draw attention to the front door

A home in Texas with a lit up front door.
Southlake, TX


12. Brighten the front yard

New construction home in Florida with lighting brightening the front yard.
St. Augustine, FL


13. Emphasize the home’s design

Exterior of a new construction home in Virginia with subtle outdoor lighting.
Aldie, VA


14. Shine a light from above

A luxury home in Texas with lighting in the gables.
Katy, TX


15. Light up the night

Luxury home in Pennsylvania with accent lighting along the exterior.
Eagleville, PA


16. Brighten up the desert

Las Vegas, NV


17. Emphasize the home’s exterior with the right lighting

Leander, TX

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    1. Joyce sali says:

      Want to buy a home in NJ with toll brothers . Love the style and built and how aesthetically you build homes.

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Joyce, we appreciate your interest in building with us. Is there a specific Toll community in NJ that you’d like to know more about? Thanks!

    2. Christopher S. Palmer says:

      I found this article looking for exterior home lighting ideas for my home decoration. I am very glad to get the ideas. Thank you for sharing this kind of blog.

    3. Catherine Limone says:

      Are you building in Three Rivers in New Tampa or WC in 2024 or 2025? Anywhere in the New Tampa Area?

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi, Catherine. We do not currently have plans for new locations in the New Tampa area. However, we encourage you to continue checking our website for any upcoming developments in the area. We hope this helps answer your question. Thanks!

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