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When it comes to interior design, lighting is the key to luxury. The way your home is lit can completely transform its overall ambience, creating a vibe that’s either bold or subdued, relaxing or energizing. There are endless options out there for bringing the right glow to your interior setting. Finding lights which both illuminate the rest of your décor and shine on their own is all part of the fun. One lighting option which has remained popular for centuries are opaline lights. These iconic pieces bring their very own special kind of elegance to a space, helping you achieve your optimum atmosphere. But don’t just take our word for it, explore the range of opaline lighting available here at Vinterior.
Opaline lights – luxury through the agesThe use of opaline glass in lighting dates back to the Victorian era, when a variety of milky translucent glasses were produced for gas and electric lighting across the UK, France and even America. This glass often came in subtle blue or pastel tones, featuring unusual bell shapes and decorative details like swirled patterns and ruffled edges. The widely used teardrop design from this period has earned a reputation as an iconic piece of lighting.
Throughout the 20th century, opaline glass continued to be used to create stunning lighting, often drawing on these traditional Victorian designs for inspiration. However, there is much more choice in modern designs, as the colours in mid-century and contemporary opaline lights range from white, pink, blue and lavender to even bottle green and black. Likewise, there are also endless shapes to choose from, from round or ruffled to hexagonal and angular.
Introducing opaline lights into your homeWith so many options to choose from, any home can benefit from the natural elegance of an opaline light. In a bright kitchen environment, a white opaline light with the clean-cut lines of the mid-century style can make a fantastic addition. Iconic Swedish designers like Hans-Agne Jakobsson made the opaline light their own by creating beautiful rounded designs in a range of calming colours, such as olive green or simple white.
For a more relaxing, homely feel in a living room or bedroom, a typically decorative pendant light from the Art Deco period can make all the difference, offering a soft glow and a decorative statement in one. In the dining room, a more traditional opaline light makes an elegant feature, or you could go to the other end of the spectrum and introduce a really striking contemporary take on the classic use of opaline glass.
Why shop for opaline lights with Vinterior?Whatever kind of style you think your home could benefit from, you’ll find a huge range of opaline lights right here at Vinterior. We are the largest online marketplace in the UK for unique and characterful lighting and furniture, including many thousands of pieces from throughout history, carefully selected from more than one thousand trusted sellers and celebrated designers.
Our collection of premium furniture includes vintage, antique, retro, mid-century, upcycled, bespoke, artisan and contemporary pieces. Every piece in our collection has its own individual character, charm and story to tell.
So what are you waiting for? Discover just how illuminating the world of lighting can be by exploring the extensive range of opaline lights available right here in the Vinterior collection.