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Wooden Lamp Posts: The Accent Your Yard is Missing

Cedar lamp post in a grassy area

When people think about different ways to accent their yard, wooden lamp posts probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, you’d be surprised by the effect that they can have on amping up your home’s curb appeal! Keep reading for some wooden lamp post ideas to spice up your yard.

Types of Wooden Lamp Posts

At S&L Spindles, we offer two different styles of outdoor lamp posts: Standard and Exquisite. Both of these posts are available in either Pressure Treated Pine or Western Red Cedar. While more expensive, cedar lamp posts have a much longer lifespan than pressure treated. Learn more about the types of lamp posts we offer below.

Standard Lamp Posts

The simple design of the Standard Lamp Post gives it incredible versatility, and it will complement just about any style of home. Leave it as-is for a classic look, or dress it up by wrapping something around it, like vines or lights.

Exquisite Lamp Posts

The Exquisite Lamp Post incorporates more elaborate trimmings for a sophisticated look. While the Exquisite Lamp Post can match just about any home, lamp posts of this style are commonly seen on farmhouses, ranches, and Victorian homes

Wooden Lamp Post Ideas

Believe it or not, there is a lot more you can do with lamp posts than simply placing a lamp on top of them. Here are some simple ideas for taking your outdoor lamp post to the next level and accenting your home.


One of the easiest ways to improve your lamp post is to do some landscaping around it. Consider adding some mulch to the area surrounding your lamp post and turning it into a small flower bed. Or, add some greenery or shrubs so that they’re covering up the bottom of the post, creating a unique look.

Lamp Post Planter

Another distinctive idea is to put your lamp post inside a large planting pot along with your favorite flowers and plants. You can do this at the front of your home, or even in the backyard to add some more light to your outdoor living space.

House Number Lamp Post

Don’t limit yourself to only putting house numbers on your mailbox post; add some to your lamp post, too! House numbers can be found in a wide variety of styles, materials, and colors, so do some shopping and choose the ones that best suit your home.

Lamp Post Hook

Adding a hook to your lamp post is an inexpensive way to give the post some extra flair. Use a heavy duty hook, drill it into the post, and use it to display whatever you’d like! From hanging baskets to welcome signs, there’s no limit to what you can showcase on your lamp post hook.

At the end of the day, what’s most important is that you have a sturdy wooden lamp post for your home, no matter how you end up using it. Shop our lamp posts at S&L Spindles today, and feel free to contact us with any questions regarding accenting your home!