Last year I bought my first antique chandelier on Etsy while furnishing the pink house. I’ve tried to keep all the decor, including the light fixtures, appropriate for the era of the house (which was built in 1915).
Throughout the project I fell madly in love with traditional decor – a style I had previously written off as boring. I had so much fun discovering a cozy and magical style for our home and it took over.
If you’re selecting lighting fixtures for a historic home, I hope this guide will help you find affordable pieces to pair with antique gems!
Whether you are looking for a traditional pendant light, a traditional wall light, a traditional dining room chandelier or a traditional flush mount light, we have many options for every space!
Traditional pendant lighting: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13
Pendant lights are a great way to bring light into a high entryway or across a breakfast nook. You can also place several of these over a bar area or kitchen island if you have a longer space to cover.
Conventional flush-mounted lighting: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13
Flush mount lights are great for areas where you don’t want anything hanging down (like a hallway, bathroom, basement with a low ceiling, or a child’s room).
Traditional dining room lighting: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10
These chandeliers are perfect above a dining table, but you can also use them in almost any room with a high enough ceiling. You can also use them above a coffee table in a living room or as an accent in the bedroom.
Traditional wall lamp: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
Sconces are perfect for bathroom wall lighting next to a mirror, but you can also use them on walls to flank artwork or bookshelves – or as front door lighting if they’re suitable for outdoor use too!
I hope this list has helped you find the perfect traditional lighting for every room in your home! xo. Elsie
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