There’s no shortage of all types of Mid-Century lighting. From chandeliers to sconces to table and floor lamps, the assortment and options that truly work in this style are pretty endless. After all, this style is among the most popular today, and these types of lighting options can work in so many different design styles. But, what do you look for when searching for lighting?
Today we are here to share the details that define Mid-Century lighting and some of our brightest ideas (get it?) for shopping this style.
If you missed our posts earlier this week, be sure to check out What is Mid-Century Modern? and Mid-Century Modern: Furniture. And for those of you that might be saying, “Nah, Mid-Century isn’t for me…” Well, keep scrolling because Mid-Century IS FOR YOU and is a style that blends well with almost every other style. It’s neutral, iconic, and graphic making it the perfect type of lighting for just about every space.
CHANDELIERS & PENDANTS
WHAT YOU’ll SEE
- Brass, chrome and black
- Round and curved shapes
- Metal shades
- Glass globes
- Multiple lights
- “Bubble” design
WHAT YOU WON’T SEE
- Chain link
- Ornate designs
- Candleabra style bulbs or lights
- Pleated or patterned fabric shades
- Rough metal or ironwork
1. Plaza Natural Brass Chandelier | 2. Halterman 2-Light Pendant | 3. Yearby 1-Light Single Globe Pendant | 4. 21 Inch Ceiling Pendant | 5. Karson 1-Light Teardrop Pendant | 6. Mid Century Conical Pendant Lamp | 7. Ross 8 Bulb Chandelier | 8. Mobile Chandelier | 9. Ellis 1-Light Large Pendant | 10. Satellite Ceiling Light Fixture | 11. Cullen Pendant | 12. Single Globe Pendant
Shop The Look: Ceiling Lighting
1. Rivet Mid-Century Swiveling Sconce | 2. Grady 1-Light Armed Sconce | 3. Brass Nook Pivoting Wall Sconce | 4. Abrams Double Sconce | 5. Isaac Plug-In Sconce | 6. 2 Light Wall Light | 7. Chelsea Double Sconce | 8. Linnton Wall Sconce | 9. Simon Wall Sconce | 10. Kordan LED Wall Sconce | 11. Valmonte 1-Light LED Armed Sconce | 12. Allegheny Indoor/Outdoor LED Sconce