Best Buys: Vintage lighting

Vintage lighting is a hard choice to make as it often needs re-wiring. All vintage sellers should do this for you before selling (and PAT test it) which can put the price up for you, the customer. So make sure you check before buying as it is so important you get a safe purchase. There are some amazing lights out there, both old and new –  here are some of my favourites available to buy right now.

On a recent trip to buy plants at Ikea (read all about it here) I was amazed at some of their recent designs. Obviously with a real Scandinavian feel which works so well in a mid century pad, they have everything from ceiling pendants to floor lamps. Here are some of my favourites.


Vintage inspired lighting by Ikea as seen on Kate Beavis Home blog


I always love the lighting department in John Lewis, I can spend ages there! They of course have great classic lighting, but have a look at some of their vintage inspired ones. I personally love the Viola lamp, reminding me of Arkana tulip tables and chairs.


Slide2Vintage inspired lighting by John Lewis as seen on Kate Beavis Home blog


Another great shop for lighting is Next. It is affordable and has next day delivery. They also stock other brands allowing them to have some cooler, more way out lighting (and fashion) with less risk to them. The Bloomingdale copper floor lamp is a great example of this.


Vintage inspired lighting by Next as seen on Kate Beavis Home blog


Check out these lovelies from Habitat.

Habitat vintage and industrial mid century style lighting as seen on Kate Beavis Home blog

And finally, how about choosing an original instead. These ones are great…

Retro vintage orange light from Pineapple Retro as seen on Kate Beavis Home blog This orange lamp is available from Pineapple Retro

Dutch GEPO arc floor lamp at Space, Harrogate as seen on Kate Beavis Home blogThis arc lamp is available from Space in Harrogate.

Mid century vintage glass lamp shade as seen on Kate Beavis Home blog

This glass shade is from Vintage Roma via her ebay shop

And finally, here are some of our original lights in our home to give you some inspiration

1970s teak lamp vintage retro mid century as seen on Kate Beavis Home blog1960s lamp vintage retro mid century atomic as seen on Kate Beavis Home blog1950s white light vintage retro mic century as seen on Kate Beavis Home blogyellow 1960s light vintage retro mid century as seen on Kate Beavis Home blog1960s lights vintage retro mid century as seen on Kate Beavis Home blog

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