Lighting is the most vital element in any interior. If you wish to renovate an interior and have a limited budget, your best bet is to add or alter the existing lighting of your room. The result is a complete makeover with a totally new and different look! When looking for decorative and yet functional…
Floor lamps create a sophisticated look in an interior and can be used for effective lighting as well as creating cozy nooks and corners in areas that are otherwise dull. Their soft light helps add a touch of fantasy and romance. You can buy a wrought iron floor lamp that never goes out of fashion….
Looking for great wrought iron chandeliers and other lighting options for your home? Style at Home Magazine recently featured timeless, classy lighting solutions that bring an extra level of sophistication to a home or cabin. Three of the items in the magazine’s “10 Lighting Options You’ll Love” article were or could be made from wrought iron, allowing you to enjoy the artisan-crafted stamp of this unique material in a variety of forms. Many enthusiasts of wrought iron love the rustic sheen and powerful statement made by the iconic metal, and these lamps and chandeliers are sure to please.
The following lighting options, gleaned both from the Style at Home “10 Lighting Options You’ll Love” article and Timeless Wrought Iron’s classic selection, will provide inspiration for you to put a bold, decorative stamp on your living space or commercial environment.
When singer and actress Ashlee Simpson listed her 7,100-square-foot villa in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $3.69 million in spring of 2011, realtor.com posted 20 photos of the fabulous Mediterranean style house on its website. With five bedrooms, six and a half baths, a pool and spa, media room, meditation room and breath-taking views of canyons, mountains and greenbelts, the listing was sure to go fast.
Not surprisingly the listing agent, Sotheby’s International, reported the house had sold by June 2011 for $3.475 million, not too far off the asking price in a slow real estate market. While we’re sure the meditation garden and gourmet kitchen had plenty to do with the quick sale, what really attracted us about the photos of Ms. Simpson’s home were the many and varied uses of wrought iron. From the railing on the second-floor balcony to lighting fixtures and accent pieces, wrought iron is a repeated decorating theme throughout the home.
Chandeliers made their first appearance in the 14th century and were solely made of wood. The name itself is derived from the French word chandelle referring to a light fixture with branch supports hanging from a ceiling. Early chandeliers were formed from two beams in the shape of a cross with spikes embedded to hold each candle. This light source was commonly found in monasteries and wealthy castles. Candles were quite expensive and often rationed until the black of night. Only the rich could afford such a luxury. To maximize the effect of lighting, chandeliers were often placed near mirrors to increase the reflection. Shiny furnishings from this era have been discovered that were also utilized for this purpose.
Wrought iron chandelier design options are nearly limitless, and the affordability and durability of wrought iron chandeliers makes them the perfect choice for adding layers of light to eclectic design trends.
Chandeliers used to be consigned to floating above dining room tables or to brightening big foyers. But no more. The queen of light fixtures has been set free to adorn and emblazon every room of the house. Edgy designers have even introduced chandeliers to the bathroom.
Unique in style and sensible in design, wrought iron floor lamps are some of the most striking and most practical pieces available to homeowners today. Illuminated in quiet splendor, wrought iron floor lamps not only add functionality to the room, they also add interest to the decor.
As you decide where to place the floor lamp in your room, consider what you will be using the room for. On the practical side of lighting, you’ll want to place lights where they illuminate your workspace. Floor lamps and table lamps are usually suggested for reading and other small hand tasks. They also are excellent accent lights when coupled with other lights in the room.
In decorating, proper lighting is a powerful ally, and wrought iron lighting is an even stronger ally with its drama and elegance. Beautiful and striking, wrought iron lighting will bring your rooms together and add a classic and sophisticated touch that is timeless yet cutting edge.