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When sprucing up our interior design, we tend to brush off lighting as a purely practical consideration – a tool we can use to make the spaces we’re decorating more visible. However, this ignores how important lighting can be as an influential and powerful design feature in any space. In fact, the right lighting can completely transform the look and ambience of a room with the slightest adjustment. Great lighting can also act as a stunning design statement in itself, depending on the style of the fixture. This is certainly the case when it comes to mid-century light fixtures and fittings. Lights from this period possesses an irresistible chic quality which feels right at home in even the most contemporary setting. But don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself. Browse our collection of mid-century lights today and let us light the way to beautiful home design.

Why choose mid-century lighting?

The mid-century design movement was characterised by its mantra of form following function. For the first time in many years, the mid-century movement placed the focus of furniture design back on its practical ability to serve a purpose, using durable materials and high quality manufacture to ensure that pieces both stood out and stood the test of time. Clean lines, sleek finishes and slim silhouettes are all indicative of this movement, which created luxury home additions by celebrating the beauty of simplicity.

This is reflected in the lighting designs of this era, which bring together practicality and aesthetic appeal perfectly. There is also an element of whimsy and fun to mid-century designs, as many lights featured unusual elements to make them stand out as a statement piece, such as coloured glass, stained bronze, starburst designs and industrial qualities.

Introducing mid-century lighting into your home

Lighting from the mid-century period could refer to table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces and ceiling pendants, giving a wide range of styles and designs to suit any interior setting. A more delicately decorated stained-glass table lamp can help to create a relaxing vibe in the bedroom, while the more whimsical wall lights of mid-century designers like Kalmar Franken can add a heightened sense of homeliness and personality to the living room. Of course, a sleek glass and chrome ceiling light is a fantastic addition to any dining room, creating a sense of luxury while still remaining modern and accessible.

Shop for mid-century lighting with Vinterior?

Once upon a time, hunting down high-quality unique light fixtures with a sense of character and history was a case of traipsing round your local markets and second hand shops in the hopes of discovering a hidden gem. This could be time consuming, frustrating, and held no guarantee that you were actually going to find what you were looking for. Thanks to Vinterior, however, this is no longer the case.

We are the largest online marketplace for heritage and characterful furniture solutions, offering thousands of carefully selected pieces that you can browse through from the comfort of your own home. Our expansive collection includes pieces from more than one thousand trusted sellers and celebrated designers, and ranges from vintage, antique and mid-century finds to bespoke, artisan and even contemporary furniture. What brings these pieces together is their undeniable charm, character and quality.

So what are you waiting for? Discover your lightbulb moment here at Vinterior, and get inspired by our collection of mid-century lighting today.