Retro style has made a huge comeback recently with designers looking to the past for style inspiration resulting in an eclectic mix of old and new. Lighting design is no exception with most suppliers showing the oversized light fixtures, bright bold colours and bubbly forms synonymous with this style. Over the years the design has evolved – and for the better – so whether you are going for an all out retro style home or would just like a couple of statement pieces to bring your room to life, a light fitting is the perfect place to start.
Although retro in design, the following ceiling pendants are universal enough to work in a bright bold home or one with neutral or minimalist tones. Hanging two or three in a row will really add the WOW factor and create the correct look. The Searchlight BonBon 5050 Non-Electric glass ceiling pendants come in purple, green and clear, will fit to any standard ceiling rose or flex and are sold in pairs. The Dar Busby BUS0126 pendant has a matt black finish with a lime yellow inner that really stands out.
If your decorative approach leans more towards modern minimalism opt for a couple of floor and table lamps that have simple lines and curves. The Wofi Bentley Chrome Floor lamp has a sweeping curved arm with a large dome shade that would be superb hanging over another statement piece like a retro dining table. Available in a large selection of colours, the Dar Dillon Table lamps have coloured glass bases with coordinating shades and will really pop against a white or neutral back drop.
These are just a few tips and samples to help you get started. Go to our website to see what else we have to offer in this style. Retro lighting is back in a big way and its an easy way to add a touch of nostalgia to today’s contemporary lifestyle.