Craftsman Style Lighting and Your Home
With simple lines and geometric shapes, Craftsman style lighting makes an attractive addition to any room. Whether providing a warm glow in the bedroom or illuminating a walkway in the front yard, these light fixtures accent the space without overwhelming the senses.
Craftsman Style Background
The American Craftsman style rose to popularity at the tail end of the Victorian era in the late 1800s to early 1900s and evolved from Great Britain's Arts & Crafts Movement. At this point in time the Industrial Revolution had taken place, and machines in factories manufactured products that once were made by hand. A rising middle class could afford to splurge on all sorts of inexpensive mass-produced knick knacks and filled their parlors to the brim with their finds, a popular element of Victorian era design, as was fringe, frills, velvet, brocade, elaborate chandeliers and dark, intricately carved furniture. With its emphasis on handcrafting and simple, uncluttered lines, the Craftsman style was a reaction against traditional Victorian design.
Hallmarks of Craftsman Style
Craftsman Style has stood the test of time and remains a popular design choice today. Common elements of this style include simple shapes, strong lines, metal and clear or stained glass accents, visible joints in wood furniture and scant adornments. While some opt to decorate an entire home in Craftsman decor, others choose to add just a few attractive elements to their design scheme.
Craftsman Style Lighting
Light fixtures are an easy way to add a touch of Craftsman Style to a home, and there are a variety of sizes and styles of fixtures from which to choose. Install hanging pendant lamps above the kitchen island for easier food preparation, welcome guests beneath the glow of a Craftsman semi-flush ceiling light in the entry hall, or spend cozy evenings on the back deck dining al fresco by the light of an outdoor wall lamp. The possibilities are unlimited.
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