Do you live to hop onto your racing or mountain bike every spare minute of the day or night? Is your bookshelf filled with reading materials about famous cyclists, the world’s best biking cities and how-to guides? If so, why not let that love of bicycles spill over into your home’s furnishings with the aid of vintage lamps?
One vintage lighting fixture that you’re sure to adore is the cycle table lamp. They stand roughly two feet tall and are CE certified. Each one features black colored, working gears and a metal lampshade. Thus, they could be placed onto industrial style desks, night stands, end tables, foyer tables, modest bookcases and mantels.
For an added twist other cyclists are sure to appreciate, contemplate pairing the vintage lamp with a themed table runner or placemat. There are fabric companies that sell table runners covered with vintage bicycles and wheels. So you might want to go that route or make your own using burlap, permanent ink and fabric stamps. As for the DIY cycling themed placemats, they could easily be fashioned out of clear contact paper or laminate and full-color maps of cycling routes.
In our opinion, vintage lamps made from bicycle gears would fit in well with a variety of additional furnishings. For example, they’d work with wheeled bar carts, leather sofas, chindi rugs, leather rugs, steampunk sculptures and antique or vintage bikes. The vintage bikes could be used as wall art, floor art and repurposed into functional items. The list of functional items that comes to our minds includes coat racks, tie racks, key holders, pot racks and spice holders all made from spare bicycle parts.
To find out more about vintage lamps and furnishings that would really add visual interest to an avid cyclists living space, feel free to contact us