Tired of the boring, run-of-the-mill lighting fixtures that you see in all of your friend’s homes and probably have in a few rooms in your own house? Most home center stores sell the same, or very similar, fixtures that are lacking in the style and flair department. If you’re looking for something a bit more aesthetically pleasing, give vintage or antique lighting fixtures a shot.
One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure
You’ve heard the old saying thousands of times, and you might be sick of hearing it, but it’s the truth. When companies like Lightolier were mass-producing fixtures in the 1920s and ‘30s, not much thought was given to making them elegant. The same thing is happening today, so why not opt for the hammered-copper pendants and bowl-shaped shades that were popular back then? If you can get your hands on some lighting from back then, chances are it will become your “treasure”. You don’t see them too often and they can really add a style boost to your bedroom, dining room or hallway.
Stick With A Theme
Not every vintage light will work with your design theme. If your home lacks architectural style, choosing lights that match the size and scale of the room are a must! Similarly, lights that are too small or too large for a hallway or certain room can make it look like you simply have bad taste.
When you find a few fixtures that you like, call on the expert electricians at Uptown to install them for you. Our experienced team is here to help with any and all of your repairs, new installations or rewiring needs. So give us a call today at (612) 324-1004, we’re waiting to hear from you!