14 Midcentury Modern Lighting Accents That Are Totally Timeless

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Midcentury modern style isn't going anywhere. The trend has been going strong for around 70 years (since the late 1940s, to be exact) and shows no signs of slowing down. Designers and bloggers alike love it because it's classic yet functional, which makes incorporating pieces into your current home aesthetic a cinch.

Whether you're a midcentury collector on the hunt for your next decor item or have recently felt inspired to get the timeless look yourself (but don't want to break the bank), opt for an accent like lighting, which is a nod to the trend without making a huge investment.

Here, 14 midcentury modern lights — from table and floor lamps to ceiling pendants and fixtures — that will look great in any space.

1. Langley Street Bradman 1-Light Single Cone Pendant, $1o7.99

This pendant lamp blends organically into any space, whether you have midcentury or modern furniture and decor. Hang it near your desk or over a small dining table for additional light.

2. Stilnovo AJ Accent Table Lamp, $143.29

A fraction of the price of the original, this 1960s-inspired lamp features a shade that tilts up or down, functioning as both a reading light and a table lamp on your nightstand.

3. Thompson Arc Floor Lamp, $266.99

Taking note from the original Flos Arco Floor Lamp, this statement light packs a punch and looks elegant angled over your couch, thanks to its exaggerated curve, sleek metal finish, and marble stand.

4. West Elm Staggered Glass 6-Light Chandelier, $299.40

Integrate midcentury-style into your home with this brass and glass cluster chandelier. The orbs provide diffused light, making it a perfect addition to your dining room or bedroom.

5. Louis Poulsen Panthella Table Lamp, $301.11

Both the foot and shade of this adorable "mushroom" lamp act as a reflector, while the shape offers a whimsical touch to your dresser or entryway table. It comes in an array of shades, including yellow, white, black, blue, green, orange, and pink.

6. Article Gira, $149

Inspired by midcentury modern design, this streamlined lamp has a body that mimics a tripod and a cone-like shade that can be adjusted to aim light wherever you need it. Prop it in a darker corner of your home to brighten things up.

7. Vinluz Sputnik Chandelier, $89.99

Mimicking the classic Sputnik chandelier, this under-$100 midcentury light gives a celestial vibe to a dining room or bedroom and acts almost like an art installation, whether it's lit or unlit.

8. Rocco Midcentury Modern Table Lamp, $99.95

Combining a ceramic body with a tapered wooden neck and warm-colored shade, this lamp was made to be styled on a credenza or sideboard with decor books, vases, and personal knickknacks.

9. West Elm Curvilinear Midcentury 2-Light Long Sconce, $299

A modern interpretation of midcentury design, this wall sconce boasts two shades that tilt and arms that swing, so you can adjust the lighting to complement a reading nook.

10. Project 62 Geneva Single Glass Globe Floor Lamp, $69.99

Even though it's one of the most affordable globe lights on the market, this lamp doesn't skimp on quality. The brass body and marble stand make for a chic accent in your living room or near a bookshelf.

11. Carson Carrington Laugar Midcentury Modern Pendant Lamp, $61.56

Hang a couple of these midcentury lights above your kitchen island to create depth and dimension. Choose from either white or black powder-coated iron.

12. ModCreation Studio Brass Light Fixture, $112.50

This brass ceiling fixture has a silhouette that mimics that of a cactus, introducing a natural element into your space. Pop it in your guest bathroom for a glamorous touch.

13. Nelson Cigar Wall Sconce, $420.75

Brainchild of architect George Nelson, this bubble lamp produces a soft glow — thanks to the plastic polymer shade — making it an ideal option for either side of the bed.

14. Ikea Knappa Pendant Lamp, $26.99


Susan Brickell is a New York-based writer and editor obsessed with cozy jungalow spaces, chic athleisure, and the newest skincare trends.

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