Vintage lighting - suddenly popular but why?
It would seem that the trend for vintage lighting has well and truly overflowed from restaurants and bars into homes via the many lighting manufacturers now creating lights in all shapes and sizes. With popular programmes such as Downton Abbey and Ripper Street featuring period furnishings and lighting it is no wonder people are attracted to these new and interesting designs.
Whether you love or hate them you cannot help but be intrigued by the many variations. There is something interesting about a caged light with a decorative lamp that draws the eye yet it might not fit into every design scheme within the home. The best option is to choose something minimal, perhaps in metal, for your kitchen and see how you feel with the industrial look. If you are feeling ultra brave there is always the option of an ironwork ball or a laser cut hexagon - think they will stick out like a sore thumb in your room? Wait until you turn them on you will soon think otherwise! The beauty of an intricate pendant is that the light will shine out and cast great shadows and patterns on your ceilings and walls.
Our current favourite is the joined arm ceiling light which has five arms, this is great for directing light around the room and although brown it looks great in either an ultra modern or more traditional room.
Of course there you should not forget that vintage does not always mean ironwork and industrial styling - glass lighting can also be vintage and looks splendid when used in a kitchen creating a soft light.
So whether you are a fan of vintage or prefer the sleek modern look, take a moment to consider whether you are missing out on something just that little bit more interesting...