Vintage Iron Lampshade

Looking for a way to introduce an industrial feel to your home, but you aren’t sure where to start? One easy way is with vintage light fittings. Lighting unfortunately is often overlooked when we redecorate despite the fact that it can be an easy way to make a big impact without breaking the bank.

Perhaps the most popular style of vintage industrial lighting is the old-time iron hanging lamp that was found extensively in garages, factories, and warehouses. The shapes of these lights vary but are usually dome-shaped, and they come in a variety of sizes. You can generally find them in a multitude of colors as well.

A perfect place to introduce an industrial light fitting is over a dining room table. Depending on the size of the table, you can choose to go with one large piece or perhaps a grouping of several smaller lights, either lined up in a row over a rectangular table or forming a circle over a round table. If you decide to go with several lights you can either get them all the same color or mix it up a little with different colors. You can even vary how low each light hangs. There are loads of possibilities.

Industrial light fittings can also be used as bedside lighting, over a kitchen island, or over a desk. Or maybe it is the outside of your house that is begging for an industrial touch, in which case industrial light fittings make great porch lights.

The wonderful thing about industrial is that it can be mixed with a lot of other decor styles. You are limited only by your own imagination. So, go ahead, take the plunge.

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