Gaze upon the awesome light fixture — rainbow chandelier FTW! — that inspired this post. I stumbled up on this on (the aptly named) Light in the Box. There were just SO MANY light fixtures that I lost my mind over, that I thought I’d break this down into categories: vintage, goth, modern, and wildcards.
If you’re looking for the right light fixtures right now for almost any room in almost any style, keep reading and as always, click on the photo ANY of these light fixtures to learn more about any given style.
Goth-inspired light fixtures
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Modern light fixtures
Vintage-inspired light fixtures
Pretty great stuff, right? Which one is your favorite?
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Oooooh, gothic options FTW!
I’m sad the first one for the gothic selections seems to be missing. The link says product not found. 🙁
Aw man! It was totally available a couple days ago. Sorry!
We live in an old, old house, and to fit with this we were looking for a simple candle chandelier… but I haven’t seen a candle chandelier outside of those historic reenactment museums. Do they even make these anymore? If that fails, I guess we’ll go opposite end of the spectrum with the rainbow one. 🙂
Hi, Naphtha! We live in an early 19th-century listed home, and replacing the cheap bulb-on-a-wire fixtures with historically-sensitive modern fixtures has been a challenge, chandeliers especially. I recommend the Lerdal chandelier from Ikea; it’s inexpensive, bright, simple, and suits a range of interior style eras. Added bonus– real candlelight. Product Page
Here it is in our living room: chandelier in the wild.
Disadvantages are the fixture’s weight and chain length, both higher than one would expect. We allowed for the weight by using a larger bolt and the length by removing most of the chain and substituting a (nearly invisible) cable tie connection.
Wow- that is a gorgeous chandelier!! And only $50 in the US. God Bless Ikea.
Indeed! I hope you enjoy yours as much as we do ours. Happy lighting!
That first one looks like the chandelier that was in the girls’ bathroom at the school in Germany my step-daughter visited this summer!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post more home decor stuff like this. I love it!
On a similar note I talked to a lady who used vintage bundt pans and swag style light fixtures (you know the cord with light bulb on the end) to make her own light fixtures.
That last one is AWESOME.
Oh my god, that light fixture with the fans on either side of it….I know I said I would never move again and certainly never remodel a house again, but it makes me want to go back on that promise just to find a house with a room with a high enough ceiling that I can purchase that fixture and install it and look at it every single day.
I saw that fixture installed in a home around here. It was in a room with an antiqued punched tin tile ceiling that was in an attic space. The fans were super helpful in keeping it cool. They had arcade machines, a pool table, a poker table and a bar in there. SO AWESOME.
The vintage ones are totes my style – especially the more spare/industrial ones (like the edison light!)
Yeah, I totally own a rainbow light like the top just a bit bigger. To bad I don’t own a house to go with it….
I love the pink one! I have one that’s kind of like the rainbow one, which I got at Urban Outfitters years ago, and I love it.