13 Modern Outdoor Pendant Lights To Brighten Your Home

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Looking for the best modern outdoor pendant lights to update your home? Check out our favorites that are sure to level up your front porch this spring!

Now that spring is here it’s time to update your outdoor space. Recently I showed you ways to update your patio, front porch, or deck areas with outdoor furniture and decor.

Another place to update is your outdoor lighting. We changed out the sconce above for the modern black and gold one from Lumens. Naturally, our overhead pendant light needs to be changed out as well.

Since we just started the process I decided to quickly paint the current pendant for now until we decide on the perfect new lighting. If you are also looking for lighting resources you are in the right place.

Just keep scrolling to see the many outdoor pendants I’ve been eyeing online. There may be one that’s perfect for your home as well.

This post is all about modern outdoor pendant lights.

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Where To Shop For Modern Outdoor Pendant Lights

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When it comes to sourcing modern outdoor lighting I have my go-to resources. If you are just starting the process check out the following retailers for inspiration and ideas.

Outdoor Pendant Lighting Ideas

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1. LED Outdoor Pendant Lights

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This modern outdoor hanging light is available in black and gold. I’m definitely leaning towards the black and love the modern clean lines of this outdoor pendant lighting

There are also five lengths to choose from so there is one perfect no matter the home. I also love that it is energy efficient and comes with a long-lasting dimmable LED panel.

2. Lantern Chain Pendant

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This is another great-looking lantern pendant that is available in 9 finishes and custom lengths. It is suitable for indoor and covered outdoor use so this is another stylish modern option.

If you are looking to add a touch of sophistication to your modern outdoor pendant lighting this one will do the trick.

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3. Modern Outdoor Pendant

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Lumens is by far one of my favorite places to shop for lighting. No matter your needs or style I promise they have something for you.

This modern pendant blends black and gold metals together for a seamless look. The style of this front door pendant light features a dual-layered design with an aluminum outer frame.

4. Modern Exterior Pendant Lighting

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This stunning modern outdoor pendant lighting features industrial vintage brass hardware and a filament bulb that is encased in metal mesh.

The modern exterior pendant lighting from Lulu and Georgia is sure to make a statement and add personality to your outdoor space. If this one sells out by the time you see this the Atwater Outdoor Pendant is another similar style to check out.

Enter the code INSPIREDDESIGNTALK15 for 15% off your Lulu and Georgia order! Happy shopping!

5. Contemporary Outdoor Pendant Lighting

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This modern 1950s Scandinavian design-inspired pendant is another fav! The slotted louvered styling is perfect for the modern contemporary home.

There are five finishes and the length is customizable so this modern outdoor pendant lighting is definitely a contender.

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6. Modern Outdoor Pendant Lights

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Love the black wrought iron clean lines of this simple timeless beauty. It features frosted opal glass and a modern design. It is fully adjustable so no matter the length this modern outdoor pendant will work for you.

Outdoor pendant lights are an excellent choice for a covered patio or porch. Elevate your exterior design with the addition of this stylish pendant light.


7. Modern Outdoor Hanging Light

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Loving the sleek elongated frame of this rectangular lantern light fixture. The contemporary design is sure to level up your outdoor space.

This modern pendant outdoor lighting features a gorgeous etched glass diffuser that emits a beautiful glow.

8. Outdoor Star Pendant

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Inspired by European traditions this Moravian star is perfect for everyday usage not just during the holidays. Featuring black metal and glass panes it’s sure to be a focal point in your front entryway.

This exterior light is suitable for indoor or outdoor usage. It has an elegant industrial look that’s perfect to upgrade your front foyer or patio.

9. Front Door Pendant Light

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Arhaus is another favorite retailer. This light fixture is simple and modern and features hand-worked iron and opal white glass. The textured black finish is the perfect contrast to a neutral home.

This one will be a fabulous update in any modern contemporary home.

10. Outdoor Hanging Light

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This stunning gold fixture features a traditional box frame made from stainless steel making it perfect for the contemporary modern home.

The elegant timeless silhouette is sure to be a favorite for many years to come. At just under $300 it’s an affordable option for anyone just starting out.

11. Bramwell Outdoor Pendant

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For me, this is my top choice at the moment. I’ve been obsessed with the Thomas O’Brien Hicks pendant for quite some time. This is a version of that fixture but for outdoor spaces.

The egg-shaped design features a matte black base and opal frosted white glass globe with a textured gold band. The perfect mix of multiple finishes will add personality, interest, and style to your home exterior.

An awesome statement piece that will have friends and family wondering where they can purchase one too.

12. Wildwood Semi-Flush Mount

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Update your front porch with this Arts & Crafts inspired semi flush mount fixture. It has a trefoil canopy cast from a hand-carved mold that’s sure to have many admirers.

This fixture is suitable for indoor and covered outdoor spaces (UL Rated Damp). Choose between six finishes and 16 shade styles when placing your order online.

13. Outdoor Pendant

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Love the clear glass open bulb design of this modern door pendant. Available in several finishes with two shade options this light fixture will be a fabulous update to your home.

14. Flying Bat Outdoor Pendant

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The flying bat pendant light from Rejuvenation is super stylish and sophisticated. The stunning fixture is handcast using the lost wax technique that captures the details of this pendant light.

Check out the super-cool flying bat and the coiling serpent of this quirky pendant light design. It has the charm and character of old-world period houses.

The Bat and Serpent design originated in Celtic mythology. It symbolizes the triumph of science and modern medicine over witchcraft.

It’s currently sold out but hoping they’ll bring it back again because it’s super cool! If you’re looking for another option 1stDibs has a Gothic-style bronze and iron bat motif lantern with a similar vibe.

Original Rusted Pendant Light DIY Makeover

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The light above is what the lantern-style pendant fixture looked like before it was painted. As you can see she was very much in need of a makeover.

My husband took it down to clean so it was the perfect time for a quick makeover.

After the light was cleaned and the rust scraped by my husband, I used black exterior paint and applied two coats. The final product turned out great and will hold us over until we pick from the above choices.

I hope this gave you ideas and inspiration for your makeover as well. Let me know which modern outdoor pendant lights you love from this roundup.

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Last Updated on February 13, 2024 by Nicole DelaCruz

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