Practical and Stylish Mid Century Reading Lamps | Design Build Ideas

Antiques & Mid Century Modern | November, 27 2014

Practical and Stylish Mid Century Reading Lamps

A good reading light is essential if you are a lover of literature or simply enjoy relaxing in the evening with the paper. Having a clear source of quality light is also a practical necessity. Reading in poor light can strain the eyes and quickly damage vision. A strong source of light will help you to enjoy a book in comfort, and a vintage look will allow you to beautify your living room, bedroom, hallway, etc..

Are you looking something for the bedroom?

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Do you love chilling out at the end of the day with a bedtime read? If this is your favourite place to immerse yourself in some literature then the Gruppo Telescopic lamp, designed by the spanish lighting expert Santiago Sevillano Sebastia, its stylish body and polished chrome base make it an art piece as well as a practical lamp and the telescopic shade can also be used to adjust the light’s direction. This chic red desk lamp really strikes a pose.

Do you need an adjustable light level?

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DelightFULL’s Billy is the right vintage choice. Billy is a luxurious retro desk lamp ideal for side tables and office desks. This industrial lamp is highly functional, since its extendable arm can be adjusted into the desired position. It has a young and charismatic look.

What about something a little more classic?

If you’re searching for a light that will suit a more traditional style of home, and you prefer something with an older style of charm then you need to have this Hillebrand desk lamp.

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Superb two bulb adjustable desk lamp made in the 1970′s by Hillebrand West Germany.

A great choice for small spaces.

If you’re bedroom is small and your nightstand smaller, you probably don’t want to consume all the available surface area with a lamp.

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Clip-on and wall mounted fixtures will free up the most space, but there are also some smaller table-top fixtures that fit the bill. The operable arm, allows for a less restrictive light source, even if the actual footprint of the fixture is small.

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Apart from all the practical reasons, reading lamps are also an excellent source of accent lighting for furniture and ornaments. When no other lights are on in a room they create a comforting and inviting feel perfect for relaxing with a good book.



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