Brass lighting fixtures have made a huge come back with interesting lighting and task lighting designs; shiny or dull finishes, chandelier shades, art deco, all made from hard wearing brass and a great addition to your home decorating.
Task lighting is so important. Particularly, task lighting for entries and hallways, on tables or as floor lamps. So when reader, Debra Connor asked for some brass lighting ideas I thought this would be a perfect topic for our Expert of the Month, Shayna Scott.
Shayna has selected some gorgeous brass task lighting. Some pieces are high end designs, others you can find at Home Depot and Amazon and more moderately priced home decorating pieces. There are a few lighting ideas that DIY enthusiasts can copy too!
Guest Post by Shayna Scott
A reader recently asked if I could shed some light on brass lighting fixtures.
Table Deco by: CTO Lighting Limited – Satin Brass
There are three main questions you need to ask when selecting brass fixtures for your home:
Waterfall Chandelier – by: Zia-Priven, Inc -Satin Brass
This may be a surprise, but brass is one of the best quality metals you can choose for a light fixture.
Titan Lighting Wall Mount
Because brass is made of copper and zinc, it is very strong and does not corrode.
Worldwide Lighting Versailles Collection 18 inch Flemish Brass & Glass Chandelier
Other metals such as stainless steel and aluminum will corrode over time, paint will chip off and they are more difficult to maintain.
Duke by: Delightful – Brass floor lamps
For this reason brass lighting fixtures are the best home decorating choice for:
Palermo Chandelier by Zia-Priven, Inc – Polished Brass
The bottom line is that a brass lighting fixture will last longer than fixtures made from any other metal on the market.
Fangio 60_inch Antique Brass Floor Lamps
The only negative aspect of brass lighting fixtures is that they are generally more expensive than other fixtures, but they are well worth the money.
Trend Lighting Pique Aged Brass Table Lamp
Brass lighting fixtures can be anything from traditional to modern depending on the style and finish of the fixture.
Hinkley Low Voltage Matte Bronze Island Spot Light
Here’s what to look for when choosing a fixture style:
Nabucco LAR 185 Exterior Ceiling Mount by: Ollier Distributors, Inc.- Brass Patina
Choosing the right finish is also important because it will dictate the ease of which you can match them to other fixtures within your home or space as well as the amount of maintenance that will be required.
Brass fixtures come in two main types of finishes: polished and satin.
Nymph Chandelier by: Koket -Satin Brass
Eternity Chandelier (Sconce also available) by: Koket -Polished Brass
In today’s market, there is a great variety of brass lighting fixtures to choose from that can give you any style you desire.
Vellum Wall Light by Brabbu – Brushed Brass
It is best to:
Cordelia Wall Mount Outdoor Polished Brass 7 inch Lantern
Good luck and happy light hunting!
Are Brass Lighting Fixtures Right For You? was written by Shayna Scott Interior Design Consultant with a B.A. in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Las Vegas with . Shayna creates rooms that are not only functional and beautiful but at prices that everyone can afford.
She draws much of her inspiration from traveling and living in different parts of the world. Her passion is helping others to obtain spaces that are affordable, yet aesthetically pleasing, sustainable, functional and safe. She currently resides in Puerto Rico with her husband. Shayna offers a range of mini tasks from choosing colors for a room to selecting major furniture pieces on Hop Skip Decorate or go to her site SLS Interiors to see a wider range of her portfolio.
Don’t you love Shayna’s home decorating selection? Natural lighting is the best but gorgeous lighting never goes astray – from floor lamps to chandeliers, wall sconces and candles. Great lighting can really change the mood and look of your rooms.
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