Shaker lighting collection. Simple, rustic lights with no unnecessary decoration. The Shakers believed that every object, including their lights, should have a function and be plain and simple with no added adornments. To recreate lighting in the Shaker style today, use straightforward light fittings in wood or metal. Dark metal lanterns with plain glass and simple rustic wrought iron ceiling lights suspended on chains will all work well.
For additional Shaker style lights use plain mirrored wall sconces with candle bulbs and simple rustic metal candlestick table lamps. Light wooden table lamps and floor lamps with little or no decoration can be used to provide additional lighting in Shaker style interiors. The heart motif, so often associated with the Shakers, was often used on many objects around the home and could be incorporated into custom made light fittings for an authentic Shaker look. This motif derives from the Shaker saying 'Hand to Work and Hearts to God'.
The Shaker style has had a bit of a revival in more recent times with Shaker style kitchens becoming very popular. Lighting in Shaker kitchens should be kept as plain and simple as possible. Use discrete under cabinet lights that cannot be seen for providing you with the necessary light on your work surfaces for food preparation. Simple Shaker style ceiling pendants with plain glass or painted metal shades work very well over tables and kitchen islands. Any spotlights should be as plain as possible and try to avoid having them too shiny - go for matt chrome, satin chrome or black. To give good light levels in Shaker kitchens consider having a functional, retro-style fluorescent strip ceiling light fitting.
Enjoy browsing our ready-made selection of lights suitable for lighting in Shaker style kitchens and interiors. If you would like any assistance in choosing lighting for your Shaker kitchen then please contact us here at Bespoke Lights and we will do our utmost to source the right lights for you. We are also able to offer a bespoke service that allows to have your own unique light fittings made.