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Different Vintage Bulbs to Give Your Home a Stylish Edge

There’s no denying that vintage is in right now. Whether it’s fashion, furniture or fixtures, the thirst for retro style doesn’t show any sign of abating any time soon.

And vintage light bulbs are a fabulous way to create a classic, refined look for any property. And there are options to suit any style or décor, with vintage bulbs coming in an array of shapes, sizes, colours and more.

So, if you’re thinking of going vintage with your lighting fixtures, read on for a guide to the different styles out there.

glass light bulb
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Finding the Right Vintage

When it comes to finding the right vintage bulbs for your needs, there is plenty of options available.

Oversized, XXL vintage light bulbs are extremely popular because they not only provide great illumination but because they also carry a substantial, chunky look which is extremely on-trend.

But, if you’re looking for something a little smaller but still carrying an unmistakable retro look, you might want to consider Edison light bulbs. Carrying a designed pioneered by – you guessed it – Thomas Edison, these bulbs have a unique filament design and attractive shape. And, if you’re seeking an energy saving option, BLT Direct’s Edison light bulbs also come in LED iterations.

When it comes to a very Victorian vintage feel, there are few better options than Calex vintage light bulbs. Carrying a warm, smoked glass effect and providing warming illumination, Calex vintage light bulbs are ideal if you want a truly old world feel to any space. And, best of all, they come in a range of sizes, from small pygmy bulbs all the way up to XXL designs.

And, if you want something truly unique and eye-catching, consider MiniSun Sultan Squirrel Cage Amber Bulbs, which carry a novel, accentuated bulb shape with a pointed finish.

turned on Edison pendant lamp
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Any bulb is only as good at the fitting it resides in, and it’s important to get this right if you want to cultivate a vintage theme.

Glass, dome-shaped overhead shades are ideal if you want to both make your vintage bulbs a feature and diffuse warming light around a space. Similarly, the MiniSun Bell-Shaped Clear Pendant Shade achieves similar results and carries a classic, turn of the century style.

If it’s a slightly nautical theme you’re after – perhaps for a bathroom – the MiniSun Ukai Fisherman’s Electric Pendant Shade features a compact, stylish design that provides directed – but still welcoming – lighting.

If, however, you’re seeking the free-hanging, naked lighting look that’s so popular right now, you can achieve just that with a Calex XXL Suspended Ceiling Lamp Holder.

Created by Gary Baker on 18th September, 2018


Gary Baker

Gary Baker

BLT Direct