Rustic and industrial components make excellent counterparts. Metal ceiling lamps with visible wiring match well with industrial elements like exposed brick for a look that is firmly modern and vintage at the same time.
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Lighting Goes Industrial: 14 Factory Looks That Work at Home
A standing lamp brings both big industrial style and strong overall lighting to a bedroom, studio, or office. This lamp's dark bronzed finish gives it a warmth that pops off the stark white walls and complements the wood elements of this room, which was created by architectural visualization artist Ramon Zancanaro.
Scissor Wall Lamp
Details such as the porcelain enamel shade that sits at the end of an aged stainless steel scissor arm make this lamp stand out from the industrial crowd. Cloth-covered electrical wire adds to the vintage look, although every component of this beauty is brand-new.
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Cage Desk Lamp
This mint-hued, wire-cage desk lamp can be ordered with either a black or white base. Choose from a wide variety of fabric cord colors and patterns, including houndstooth. With a filament bulb that gives it a decidedly vintage feel, this lamp is sure to be an object of interest on any desk.
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With its starburst of light, this Sputnik-style chandelier evokes mid-century modern, while the copper rods and exposed Edison light bulbs give it a certain industrial edge. The fixture marries well with clean lines and a simple color palette.
Wooden Desk Lamp
Industrial lighting fixtures are often metal, but they don’t have to be. This stylish wood-and-twine lamp can be custom made in a number of finishes. Its positioning is adjustable with wing nuts, making it suitable for either a desk or bedside table.
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Teardrop Wall Sconce
Exterior String Lights
Industrial lighting doesn’t need to remain inside the house. You can bring that same style to an outdoor space, even if it doesn’t have other industrial elements, with large-bulb string lights. Their raw appearance is an attractive detail by day, and they're magical when lit at night.
Stage lights can help you achieve an industrial look in overhead lighting. They work immensely well as general illumination but can also be directed to spotlight specific areas. Apply colored filters to add character and warmth to a room.
Carefully selected lighting elements enhance the casual industrial style of this loft bedroom. Metal wall fixtures bookend the bed for bedside lighting, and stairwell lighting mounted into the wall both illuminates the loft steps and provides general lighting for the room.
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Nothing could be more industrial than a single light bulb hanging from the ceiling. To amp up the effect, suspend a group of three with bright red wire to create modern, industrial mini pendant lights—a perfect complement to the wooden counter beneath them. It's super chic style for a fraction of the cost of other mini pendants.
Do you think that industrial lighting is too bare and cold for your space? Think again! There are plenty of warm choices in fixtures. A dark bronze-toned chandelier defines this dining area and directs light onto the table for a cozy place to gather.