Art deco style is still as glamorous and eye-catching as it was back in the 1920s and '30s. Known for geometric details, gold and brass finishes, and curvaceous patterns, it's a design approach that translates beautifully to lighting, which is an easy way to weave the classic style into modern spaces.
When shopping for art deco lighting, look for sleek, elegant lines, brass accents (although brass is an art deco standby, silver and black also work well in contemporary spaces), and modern visuals that still look current today but carry a touch of vintage flair.
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To kick off your quest for art deco lighting, we're getting you started with 10 fixtures we simply adore.
With its elegant, scalloped detailing, this glass semi-flush mount ceiling light would have been perfect in an art deco hotel of yesteryear — or, in your home today.
With a name like "Hollywood," it doesn't get much more fashionable than this when it comes to art deco lighting. With a geometric silhouette and subtle floral patterning, we think this light would look amazing over a dining table.
This flush mount screams modern, even though it looked fresh and hip way back in the Roaring '20s. With a circular light and angular, brass visuals, it can easily live in an art deco, Craftsman, or midcentury room.
This wall sconce looks a lot like the Empire State Building, which was completed in 1931, during the heyday of art deco design. Bring that same grandeur to your own home by placing one or two of these fixtures along a staircase or next to a bathroom mirror.
Geometric designs were a huge part of the art deco movement, and this wall sconce nods to those details. With its clean lines and unexpected shape, it's sure to stand out in a bathroom or any other space.
Although this pendant light looks so-right-now, we think that F. Scott Fitzgerald would have enjoyed this fixture in his home, too. With an exposed LED bulb and circular elements, it would instantly punctuate a kitchen island.
Art deco design is typically associated with a lot of glitz, but sometimes, it's applauded for its straightforwardness and simplicity. For instance, this tube-style sconce is modern, unfussy, and represents the spirit of art deco lighting impeccably.
This pendant light looks like it could have been transported from the Jetsons' home, an interpretation of the futuristic designs that were characteristic of the art deco movement.
Art deco designs oftentimes look as if they have a lot of movement, depicting decorative swirls and curves that trick the eye into thinking they're in motion. This flowing pendant light is no exception, with its asymmetrical brass details that remind us of a waterfall.
If you'd like to go all-in with your art deco lighting, we suggest picking up an authentic antique art deco light fixture, like this patterned, semi-flush beauty.