Arts and crafts light fixtures really add a warm feeling to any room. This can be either traditional or modern. It’s also a great complement to just very basic wood furniture. If you have a lot of dark furniture in your room and neutral colors sometimes you just don’t have a focal point. Really bringing in arts and crafts lighting is really going to change all of that up quite quickly.
One thing that you want to consider is the color palette. Usually this focuses in on warm ambers, coppers, oranges, and reds. It can also have more subtle touches of green, tan, and white. This can be a very subtle area to add in color. A stained glass style is very popular on this type of shade. Instead of going with very intricate patterns just use squares or rectangles.
The color of metal is also very important. It should be an iron, oil rubbed bronze, or aged copper. This is going to be in keeping with the very rustic feeling of these types of light fixtures. This is a great way to mix and match a lot of end tables and table lamps together. You might not want to replace all of the lighting in your space. You can just go with a few arts and crafts style light fixtures and coordinate them back to the other elements in your space. This is going to ensure that your theme is unique, but is still present in the room.
Another thing that you’ll really want to take into account when you do this style of decorating is going to be the silhouette. This can be a flush mount fixture with an ornate shade. Another option is just to go with a hanging lantern. Right now hanging lanterns are very popular in designer magazines. However, usually they go with more of a modern style with just a clear glass shade. You can still get a unique take on it just by going with more of a historical reference.