Browse our impressive selection of Edwardian period lighting for traditional homes. Hundreds of reproduction Edwardian light fittings for both indoor and outdoor lighting. Edwardian lighting had a fresh new feel combining elements of continental European design with Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau influences. A move away from the heavier light fittings of the Victorian era to a more romantic, stylish look using delicate metalwork and fine smoked or coloured glass shades. Beautiful multi-tiered Edwardian chandeliers dressed with crystal made wonderful feature lights in larger Edwardian rooms and entrance halls. Table lamps and standard lamps teamed with pretty fabric shades or delicately coloured glass shades were used for additional lighting.
Quality Edwardian style lighting at affordable prices from Bespoke Lights. Here you will be able to explore our Edwardian Lighting Collection which reflects the continental influences of the period. Choose replica and reproduction lights from the Edwardian period made using the best modern materials available to us today. During the Edwardian era electric lighting was just being introduced and a few of the more wealthy Edwardian homes would have had electric lights in their drawing rooms and dining rooms. The majority of Edwardian homes, however, were still lit by a combination of gas lighting, candles and oil lamps.
Although the Edwardian period was brief, only lasting around 9 years, it was nevertheless a breath of fresh air. Gone were the heavy dark light fittings and fussy detail on the Victorian lights to be replaced by a more informal, fresh and feminine looking lighting style. This period became known as 'Belle Epoque' or 'The Beautiful Era'.
Edwardian lighting was was beautiful and stylish, influenced by the increase in foreign travel, by the Arts and Crafts movement and the emerging Art Nouveau style. Graceful light fittings using delicate metalwork with simple linear designs, scrolling arms and pretty shades. Multi-tiered chandeliers would have featured coloured and smoked glass or crystal. Fabric lamp shades used on table lamps and standard lamps would have been in soft colours with decorative frills and tassels. Gilded light fittings were popular and used for ceiling lights and wall lights and for lighting Edwardian bathrooms. Hand crafted Tiffany table lamps were much in demand with the shades available in an array of floral designs depicted in stained glass
Lighting a period home can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. Our guide to 'Lighting Through the Ages' has lot of hints and tips to help you choose the right light fittings. Simply click on the link below.