Vintage Lighting, by Era

From on June 16, 2008 in Electrical

victorian lighting fixturesWhether you are restoring a historic home or simply want to recreate the nostalgic effect of vintage lighting, there are a few ways to achieve the look you are looking for. There are actually specific categories in place to make your search a little easier. The finish of the fixture, the style, and the glass all contribute to help create a vintage appearance. Each style will take you back to a certain time period throughout history, and help you to stay true to that period in your modern design.

  • American Vintage. This era represents lights manufactured in the teens and twenties. Because of the wide range of personal tastes in that time period, there isn’t one specific style or finish that can be definitely defined.
  • Art Deco. This style was popular throughout the 20’s and 30’s and was characterized by its angular symmetry and molded glass shades of different colors.
  • Craftsman. A very common style of home in the early 20th century, craftsman lighting had simple straight lines, square bodies, and stained glass.
  • Victorian. One of the favorite vintage designs, Victorian lighting was full of ornate details and elegant features.

When shopping for your new fixtures, determine what style you are looking for, and ask for direction to that family of fixtures. A lot of the work has already been done for you, making your project fun and easy.

Request free, no-obligation estimates from licensed electrical contractors in your area to install your new fixtures today.