There are numerous ways you could incorporate vintage lighting into your modern kitchen without making it look outdated. Whether you want to go the DIY route or hire professionals to do the work for you, these five vintage lighting ideas for a modern kitchen can work wonders in your next project:
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Basket or Barrel Lighting
A basket or a small barrel can be easily turned into a light fixture with the help of some chicken wire, a lamp kit, and a chain. All you have to do is drill a hole in the bottom of your basket or barrel, feed the wiring up through the hole, and attach the light kit. Once it’s set up, add your favorite bulb from Electrical & Lighting Solutions for that extra bit of vintage flair.
Pressed Glass Lighting
Another popular lighting trend for kitchens from the 19th century is pressed glass. This light fixture has a timeless elegance that can be hard to find in other styles. It can also be very affordable, depending on the quality and age of the fixtures you choose. You can use these to light up your counters, cabinets, or even the entire kitchen room.
Oil Lamp Chandelier
An oil lamp chandelier is a great way to add vintage flair to your kitchen. You could do this by decoratively hanging your big vintage oil lamps from the ceiling, or you could buy a chandelier that already has some oil lamps included. This is an excellent option if you want to have a little bit of light but don’t want something too bright or modern. These fixtures come in all shapes and sizes, making it easy to find one that will fit in perfectly with your kitchen décor.
Updated Pie Plates Lighting
These modified lighting fixtures can be hung as chandeliers right ahead of your kitchen sink, kitchen countertop, or the island in your kitchen. You can buy these lights already made, or you could make them yourself quite easily if you’re feeling crafty.All you need is a pie plate (or any circular baking dish), some chicken wire, and a light fixture kit. Cut the chicken wire to fit around the circumference of your pie plate, then screw in the light fixture kit. You could also spray paint your pie plate beforehand to give it a bit more of a custom look.
Hanging Mason Jar Lights
Mason jars have been trendy in home décor for a few years now, so it’s no surprise that they’re making an appearance in the kitchen, too. You can hang Mason jar lights anywhere you want in your kitchen, but we think they look particularly pretty over the kitchen island or peninsula.All you need to create Mason jar lights is a mason jar, light bulbs, drill and some wire. Drill a hole in the bottom of each Mason jar, then use the wire to hang them from the light fixture or ceiling. If you’re not comfortable doing all these yourself, you can also buy Mason jar lights that are already assembled.You couldn’t ask for a better way to bring the vintage ambiance into your kitchen space. These five ideas are a great way to add personality and style to your space while also providing functionality and illumination. Get your creative juices flowing and start implementing these ideas into your kitchen today.