Tiffany lamps and lighting have been an essential part of a luxurious home décor for over 100 years. These stained glass lamps are from the style and design of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Louis Tiffany used his creative talents to follow his love for art, rather than following in his father’s footsteps. His father, Charles Lewis Tiffany, was the founder of the silver and jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. In the 1880’s Louis turned his focus from his oil and watercolor works to interior design. The goal of his new passion was to elevate interior design to the same level as fine art.
During this period, he began using the discarded glass pieces from his stained glass panels to create the decorative lamps synonymous with his name. Tiffany lampshades were created by carefully fitting hand cut glass pieces into copper foil enclosures. Copper foil is extremely light and strong which enabled him to design and create large and complex shades for his Tiffany style lamps. From simple to extravagant, his creations have become a basic home decor product. Lighting is a key factor in creating that special mood in a room and the Tiffany lamps do the trick.
Tiffany style lamps can be used in any room within your home from the family room to even the bathroom. Tiffany ceiling lights are a great lighting source for illuminating an entire room. Smaller table lamps are an excellent source for directing light to a specific area. Should space be an issue Tiffany floor lamps can provide a lot of light while taking up minimal floor space. Tiffany lamps can also be found for use on desks, walls sconces, and accent lighting as well as table lighting.
Adding the elegance and beauty of a Tiffany lamp to your home decor will easily bring a warm and inviting atmosphere to your room and home and when your guests take note, you will feel a sense of accomplishment and pride knowing you have created a home decor that others can enjoy too. Tiffany style lamps are easy to decorate around because of the many colors, styles and uses.
When using Tiffany style lamps to decorate consider these three things: one, style; make sure it fits with the rest of your decor. Two, size: you don’t want a lamp to over power the space yet you want to insure it is large enough to provide the light required for your space. And finally, when choosing a Tiffany lamp or light fixture, choose one that you like.