Stained Glass Lamps – Sophisticated Home Decor!
Stained glass lamps give an old world charm, warm and calm feeling. They can be used to replace candles to eliminate the problem of lighting many candles and replacing them regularly. At the same time, it lends a warm and radiant feel to the room. When you install stained glass lamps, you will feel like you are living in another world. The air of your house will be kaleidoscopically colorful, when sun will glance at your place. There will be no grey sky and sad mood in your house!
Any room requires its own color filling. We are used to hearing that as a rule carpets, wallpapers, pictures, and posters fulfill this function. But even our ancestors knew that stained glass could make the most modest interior fascinating. It turns out, that these “colorful glasses,” attributes of Gothic cathedrals and art exhibitions, are quite appropriate in our houses and apartments. Static yet colorful, stained glass lighting is very pleasant to look at. These fixtures include floor lamps, ceiling fixtures, and table lamps in Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Mission, and Victorian styles.
Stained glass lamps are lamps which shades are made of stained glass (many pieces soldered together). Some stained glass lamps have stained glass bases as well. For over 100 years, Tiffany lamps and lighting have been an essential part of a luxurious home decor. These stained glass lamps are from the style and design of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 – 1933). Louis Tiffany used his creative talents to follow his love for art, instead of following in his father’s footsteps.
The first Tiffany lamps were made at the beginning of the 20th century. Each lamp was made by hand and reflected the work of the individual artist. The base of the lamp was typically made of brass or bronze. It should be pointed out that several copies of a particular design were made but the lamps were never mass produced. Even though several copies of a pattern were produced, each lamp shade has a one of a kind feel imparted by the individual artist. Tiffany stained glass lamp shades are constructed from hand cut, polished and shaped pieces of stained art glass. Copper foil is wrapped around each piece of glass, glued together then soldered with lead. You may observe some lines, seeds or bubbles in the glass… these aren’t defects, but the natural beauty of the glass.
There are so many modern stained glass lamps around but nothing can beat the finesse of Tiffany stained glass lamps, which are in a league of their own. It’s quite relieving to know one can buy Tiffany reproduction stained glass lamps in almost every original style and color. Tiffany-style stained glass lamps have set up their own niche in the world of glassmaking. You can find Tiffany reproduction stained glass lamps in almost any type of room, from restaurants to prestigious buildings, from homes to offices and other professional meeting rooms.
Today’s contemporary versions of these decorative Tiffany floor or table stained glass lamps tend to be much more refined in design and also the glass panes that comprise the shades also tend to be more brightly jewel toned then in past decades. Tiffany stained glass lamps are beautifully detailed and adorned often with images of nature such as the dragonfly, peacock feathers, wisteria flowers and blossoms. It is hard not to be drawn into their beauty and is it easy to see how they also double quite easily as an ornamental object during the day.
If you appreciate the beauty of illuminated colored glass, then a Tiffany stained glass lamp is what you’re looking for. The vibrant colors of the stained glass lamp glowing in a darkened room are mesmerizing to the eyes of the beholder. The light bursting from Tiffany stained glass lamp shades is so intense, you find yourself questioning how such a tiny light bulb can cause such intensity of light! Tiffany stained glass lamps create a dramatic effect to any room.
The nice thing about Tiffany stained glass lamps, no matter what era it is from, is that it can reflect little coin or diamond shaped shards of light that can end up on your wall. This gives any room a very cozy and elegant touch.
Tiffany stained glass lamps are also very nice to read by as the light from them is bright, but has a soft quality. Tiffany stained glass lamps also look best in a dark corner where they can shine in their full glory.
The less clutter that is around Tiffany stained glass lamps the better they look. Most have very elegant stained glass lamp bases as well that are reminiscent of flower stems or curved like swan’s necks. These gorgeous stained glass lamps can quite easily make a tacky looking kitchen appear more expensive, a recreation room seems cozier and a dining room seems like the height of elegance. No matter where Tiffany style stained glass lamps are placed, they definitely add a touch of class. Tiffany lighting fixtures come in beautiful colors and designs to complement any style of home decor.
For something a little more sophisticated but still fun and reminiscent of a more tropical place, you might be inspired by a Tiffany style palm tree lamp. Staying true to the elegant design of the original artist, a Tiffany style palm tree lamp is made up of stained glass mosaic tiles perched atop a sturdy copper or iron base.
Here are a few that I have found that are really very pretty!
West End Tiffany Table Lamp [More]
Hyacinth Bowl Pendant [More]
Leland Stained Glass Wall Sconce [More]
So folks, think about obtaining a Tiffany stained glass lamp, you will never regret it! Your home will twinkle with beauty!
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