If you want to add color to your home but you are concerned that doing so may be too overwhelming, get yourself a Tiffany style lighting fixture. You can never go wrong with a Tiffany piece. You can have the burst of color that can capture your guests’ attention without losing the classic elegance of your interior décor and clashing with the other elements in your room.
The myriad of colors in a Tiffany lighting piece often intimidates most people who fear that the very colorful lamp may be too loud. However, this is not the case. Because of the nature of the art glass used for Tiffany lamps, the shades absorb the colors within the room and further accentuate these so they complement the colors that are already inside the room and reflect them back to create a brilliant unison.
Tiffany Lighting Styles and Forms
There are several different designs and forms available in the market that will suit every type of personal preference, from simple classic forms to whimsical styles. The easiest way to check out your options is through online lighting stores, enabling you to compare Tiffany light pieces based on color, light fixture type, design, finish, and price. Going online also allows you to mix and match different Tiffany light pieces.
Botanical styles with flowers or dragonflies are a perfect choice for rooms that have a Victorian, bohemian, or shabby chic interior design. You can choose lamps with vibrant red and purple hues to add color to a plain room, or choose more subdued tones that will blend with the other colors in the room.
This design is perfect for contemporary, transitional, southwestern, or arts and crafts style rooms. If you prefer something more streamlined, choose Mission-style lamps. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, this particular style usually uses white or light colored glass for a more understated effect.
Tiffany table lamps with rounded overhanging shades that provide direct downward lighting are perfect for your bedside table. There are also top-mounted shades that provide upward illumination if you want to light an entire room. Smaller accent lamps are great additions to a desk, book shelf, or sideboard, adding style and a bit of lighting.
If your room has more floor space than table space, opt for Tiffany floor lamps instead. Floor lamps generally come in two styles – torchiere and overhanging. Torchiere floor lamps have a slim base and an upward facing shade, making it an excellent source of ambient lighting. On the other hand, overhanging floor lamps have a curved base and a suspended shade which provides direct lighting so it is best placed next to an armchair or couch to create a reading spot.
Installing light fixtures to a wall or the ceiling may require extra electrical work, but this is recommended especially if you need to provide general lighting to an entire room or space. Wall mounted lights can be used to illuminate a hallway or be positioned on both sides of a bathroom mirror to eliminate shadows. Ceiling pendant lights can be hung over a dining table or a kitchen island.
A Tiffany lamp offers a feature that you will not find in other types of lighting. It creates a classic, homey feel that adds warmth and color into any room. The light coming from a Tiffany shade is truly captivating, creating a cozy and relaxing atmosphere as its illumination shines through its mosaic of tinted glass.
Joan Silver is a known lighting expert from Capitol Lighting and a fan of all things “lighting”. She currently provides customers and designers with robust information on their lighting needs.