Your Guide to Finding Unique Lighting Options Close to Home...

Most people think they are limited in terms of lighting for their home’s interior and exterior to the shapes and styles that are available at their local lighting stores. However, there are many more options that they may not even know about or may have never considered. Here are a few tips for getting unique yet timeless lighting looks for your home: Go Industrial The industrial look is one that is increasingly popular in urban homes, but it has also gained traction is homes where cities are miles away. Think of metal piping combined with bricks and bulbs without shades for a utilitarian look. Not only do these styles require little maintenance to stay looking clean and crisp, but they are also easy to update later if your style tastes change. Reclaimed Items as Lamps Many modern shops specialize in creating lamps and lighting fixtures out of reclaimed or recycled metal, wood, or other items that are used to create the frames of chandeliers or the shades of lamps. Everything from bird cages to old frames and millions of objects in between are fair game, hung from chains, cords, and more. Though they may be made from cast-off items, these finished lighting fixtures are strikingly beautiful, and ride the line between timeless and trendy so well that generations of collectors will likely marvel at them. Reclaimed Items as Lamps Many modern shops specialize in creating lamps and lighting fixtures out of reclaimed or recycled metal, wood, or other items that are used to create the frames of chandeliers or the shades of lamps. Everything from bird cages to old frames and millions of objects in between are fair game, hung from chains, cords, and more. Though they may be made from cast-off items, these...