Vintage homes are getting more popular each year, and it’s clear to see why! Vintage décor brings together the very best of both sophistication and cosiness, with warm brassy tones and bare woods. But how do you light such a space? Luckily, there is plenty of rustic lighting available that can complete your vintage home!
Create a vintage home with rustic lighting – start with the flaws
If there is one core element of vintage style that you should live by when it comes to rustic lighting, it’s that it needn’t be perfect. A faded metal that appears more matte than shine is ideal for a vintage home. So, don’t worry that your vintage lighting doesn’t look perfect. You’d lose most of the charm if you do!
Choosing the right fixtures
Vintage lighting fixtures can turn heads and encourage visitors to focus on the nooks and details of your home, similar to candle lighting. Certain rustic lighting styles can replicate the function of a gas lamp, but with the power of modern electricity. It’s amazing how rustic lighting can be adapted to your modern needs for the perfect vintage home.
Look for “filament” bulbs
The thing about traditional filament bulbs is that they simply do not offer lighting that is good for your energy consumption. Not only this, but their lifespan will mean more money will be spent replacing them when they no longer work.
Luckily, you can still find the soft warm glow of a filament lamp without the inefficiencies thanks to LED bulbs! A warm LED bulb will provide your rustic lighting with a beautiful vintage style that will run much longer than traditional bulbs.
Be careful with modern lighting
One thing to bear in mind, however, is mixing vintage and modern. When planned carefully, mixing these two styles can be quite good as it can offer practical focal points and properly layered lighting. It is also a lot easier to create an ambient effect on this type of layering.
However, if you overlook the difference in lighting styles too much, there is a good chance that one of these lighting styles will look incredibly out of place.
So, how will you use rustic lighting to create a vintage home?
Hopefully, this guide should provide you with a bit more insight before you go ahead with your vintage lighting. How will you plan your rustic lighting? What styles do you think you will go? With so many to choose from, you can get as creative as you’d like!
If you’re working with a tall ceiling the easiest way to maximise your use of space can be with vintage pendant lights, which can help to achieve the vintage look by adding elements of grandeur to your room. Statement vintage filament lights or shades can also help to dominate your space with that perfect vintage look.
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