Editors’ Picks: Lighting for Victorian, Arts & Crafts, and Mid-Century Modern Houses

Our editors highlight new and classic articles, along with favorite products and current bookstore sales. This week, learn how to select lighting that complements the architecture of your house.

Victorian sconce.

There’s no doubt about it: Finding period style lighting has never been more fun, thanks to a market flooded with spot-on reproductions. But this plethora of choices also can leave you racked with indecision, if you’re not sure exactly what you’re looking for. Our explanations of the best options for a variety of 19th- and 20th-century house styles (including Victorian, Arts & Crafts, and mid-century modern) can help.

How To Choose Lighting for Period Homes: Whether you’re aiming to brighten up the living room in your bungalow or the hallway in your Art Deco house, the right lighting fixture is out there—if you know how to find it.

Lighting in the Atomic Age: Fifties lighting had an eye on the sky.

Lighting for Romantic Revival Homes: Old became new in light fixture designs for Romantic Revival interiors.


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By Old House Journal

Founded in 1973, Old House Journal is the original authority when it comes to old-house restoration, traditional house styles, period kitchens, bath & kitchen restoration, DIY projects, gardens & landscaping, and more-- from Colonial and Victorian through Arts & Crafts and Mid-century Modern homes. 

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