Vintage Floor Lamps
Lamps are a very important element of any house. They help to create the necessary atmosphere and complete the style of the interior. Modern and vintage, striking and imperceptible, laconic and with magnificent setting – they can be very different, so that you will easily find the ideal variant for your flat. If you want to create an absolutely special interior with the hint of antiquity, keep your eye out for vintage floor lamps. Exquisite, elegant and at the same time very functional, they will become one of the most attractive accents in the room, underlining your inborn sense of style.
Vintage – What Does It Mean?
The term “vintage” is generally used to denote something from a bygone era. Such elements of the interior seem too old to be called “used”, but still they are not as old as your Grandparents. Calling the lamp “vintage” the salesman makes the buyer to pay attention to the item’s evident imperfections. Vintage lamps may have small cracks, scuff marks and discolored paint, but these peculiarities do not bring down the value of the items. On the contrary, they render the products a certain touch of nobleness and delicacy. Like many other “retro” things, vintage floor lamps often look so as if they were mid-century modern – either in fact, or style. Besides, such items can be related to bygone junk food, popular culture, fashion trends, historical events and so on.
On the Floor – And for the Whole Room
A floor lamp – opposed to the items resting on the wall, upon a desk or on the ceiling – is normally placed upon the floor. To make such product more firm and long-living most modern manufacturers use cast iron, brass, steel and other solid materials combined sometimes with more precious marble, onyx, glass or stone. As a rule, floor lamps are quite bright: they are intended for lighting a large part of the room, occupying at the same time minimum of living space. Such items can be used both for reading or working, and for illuminating the whole room, as the basic light-emissive device. Vintage floor lamps may include one or several electric bulbs, as well as a magnificent shade with various decorative fixtures. Choosing an item for your flat, pay attention to the scale of colors and the prevailing materials in the interior, which can become the touch point between the lamp and the rest elements of the room. Do not be afraid of experiments – a vintage item will in any case look stylish, elegant and exquisite.