Some popular styles of outdoor light covers include flush-mounted lights against the wall or ceiling and hanging lights, also called pendant lights. Other popular designs include garden lamp posts or freestanding pillar lights, as of 2015.
Lamp covers in traditional or modern designs can be affixed to the wall and directed upward or downward. Ceiling fans on a deck or patio can have a lamp attached to the central base. Buy an outdoor light cover in a set that includes a hanging light for the entrance, along with a matching design for the gate posts and the other lights in the outdoor space. Style options for outdoor light covers include sleek and minimal, traditional and elaborate, and antique designs.
Popular colors for outdoor light covers include black, white or painted earth tones, such as shades of brown, green and red. Metallic shades of gold, copper and gray are also popular options. Light covers made of plastic are durable and inexpensive to replace. For a stylish and elegant look, materials such as wood and terracotta, or fabric lanterns, work well. Outdoor light covers made of metals such as wrought iron and brass or bronze are able to withstand adverse weather conditions.