The chrome vintage floor lamp repeats the shiny, reflective surface of the wall art and the photo frames lining the hallway. Repeating elements help to provide a cohesive look to this colorful bedroom.
When you find a pair of vintage lamps, it's safe to say lady luck is on your side. Use the pair symmetrically at a beside like in this photo, on a buffet or in a family room. The pair provides greater impact together than when they are apart.
Pair the old with the new. The bright yellow star in the background happens to be a true vintage lamp, but the tall, dark, and handsome pair of new retro-style pendant lamps in the foreground makes the room seem to be brimming with original mid-century treasures.
Vintage also blends well in contemporary spaces, especially when like elements are present. The marble-topped coffee table repeats itself on the floor lamp's tray. A crisp linen shade catapults this throwback into the present.
Take a chance and go bold with your secondhand finds, especially if you purchased it on a dime. Adding a jolt of shocking color will invigorate a neutral space.
Wall sconces are favorites source of accent lighting. The more sculptural, the better. When accompanied by a vintage table lamp, a weathered sideboard, and Moroccan runner this mid-century look goes global.