If you want to take advantage of your patio after the sun goes down, consider outdoor table lamps to light up your layout. Made for the outdoors, these light fixtures can help set the right mood for your porch or patio and allow you to lounge under the stars with a cocktail or stay out late with the latest page-turner from your favorite author.

Base & Shade Colors

When choosing an outdoor table lamp, consider a neutral color. You can use gray and black patio table lamps to blend in seamlessly within a colorful palette or arrange them to stand out among lighter hues. Brown patio table lamps also work well outdoors, thanks to their earthy, versatile color.

The color of your outdoor table lamp base is one thing, but the shade you choose should also coordinate with your palette and deliver the right amount of light for your porch or deck. Shades in darker colors like brown, gray or navy offer subtle mood lighting, while brilliant white or cream lamp shades provide brighter illumination for your space.

Materials & Motifs

Whether you arrange a pair on your patio sofa’s end tables or set one on an accent table between two chaise lounges, outdoor table lamps offer much more than illumination. Whether your patio decor theme is traditional, modern, contemporary or transitional, there’s an outdoor table lamp to suit your style.

For boho chic layouts, consider a lamp with a rattan-like weave, or opt for a copper-finished nautical light to complement a coastal aesthetic. Try an outdoor table lamp with a pinecone base or trailing vine and songbird motif for charming rustic or farmhouse patio furnishings. Whatever your decor theme, a lamp with the right decorative base can help create a clever and cohesive look for your space.