Find Your Lighting Style by Looking Back in Time

By Sklar Furnishings

Design Inspiration, Tips & Trends

December 17, 2015

There are a plethora of options when it comes to choosing lighting for your home.

Pot lights are a great option if you are looking for a discreet source of lighting. Though less decorative, they can be placed strategically in order to provide optimal task lighting.

In terms of aesthetic lighting there are many options available on the market that you can use to both illuminate and decorate your home.

For a playful look, take a cue from the 1950s. Lighting from the era was influenced by outer space and is characterized by spherical shapes and atom-inspired ceiling fixtures. Modern examples include the Bulles Chandelier and the Bubbles Pendant Chandelier.

Domed silver floor lamps, once a staple of the 1970s are back with a vengeance. These remain a great option as they have enough reach to extend well into the room to make a statement and provide lighting. The silver finish provides a touch of glam and goes well with almost any room’s existing color palette. The Cora Floor Lamp is a great example of a modern take on this look. Great for smaller spaces, its compact lamp shade means it will not overpower the room it’s in.

Victorian era inspired chandeliers infuse a touch of romance and whimsy into a room’s decor. Hang a small one in a powder room or in a girl’s bedroom for a touch of old world charm. For a modern take on the Victorian look try the Kartell Bourgie Table Lamp. Its baroque-inspired base has romantic lines reminiscent of the Victorian era, but it’s made from polycarbonate, which provides a fresh take on this look.

When selecting lighting for your room keep these two items in mind:

1) What you will be doing in the room — this will determine what task lighting you will need.

2) How lighting can make the space more comfortable — this will determine what ambient lighting the room requires.

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