Cheap Modern Farmhouse Lighting
With two and half weeks left until the self proclaimed “move in day” – meaning we don’t have to be out of our current living situation or anything… it’s more of a “I’d like to be moved into my own home by the time I turn 30” kind of thing. So I can’t continue procrastinating choosing lighting for the rest of the house any longer because I turn 30 on December 7!!!!!
You guys already helped us a choose a fan for our living room (and I humbly thank you for that!) and we used a ceiling fan I had used in an apartment (for all of one year) in the third bedroom. I also just purchased this awesome farmhouse-semi-flush-mount-industrial-vintage-cage-light and these Edison bulbs for the office – you guys… there was one of those AWESOME Amazon lightening deals on the office light and I COULD NOT pass it up! I mean look how cute it is!!
Now it’s time to pick out more lights – and lots of them! We still need a light for our kitchen (one ceiling light and once sconce type light), dining room, bathroom and another bedroom. Below, I’ve posted some vintage lighting I’ve been perusing… I have no idea what light would go where, but just take a look and let me know what you think! What do you like? (Or what do you hate?!?) What rooms would what light look good in… HELP ME OUT PEOPLE!!!
And in case you’ve been just dying to know what type of light fixture I decided to go with for the dining room – we’ve decided to NOT to do a chandelier. I spent so much time dreaming of a beautiful chandelier for that room but we’ve also decided not to center a dining room table under the light, so a chandelier would look out of place. Sigh, maybe in my next house.
Anyway, below are some of my lighting options and all are under $200 because let’s face it, I am trying to find ways to save some money! I know I could throw a few builder grade globe lights up in all these areas for a total of $200… but that’s no fun. And besides, if these lights are easy enough to install (and we decide we like them) we can always un-install them and take them with us – and then throw the builder grade globe lights up before we rent it out!
Anyway, I’d call the style of most of the lighting below “modern farmhouse” style. There’s a mix of pendant type lighting, semi-flush mount and some sconces thrown in there.
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For the Kitchen
It’s so unique!!!! It’s so rustic!!!! It’s so dreamy!!!! Truthfully, I don’t know if I’d use it in the fixer upper I’m currently shopping for but I found it to be so gorgeous I had to share! And besides, to be honest, I actually go back through my own posts and use them as references – so now I have this light saved somewhere safe. Really though, this light would look cool on the enclosed back porch – but I am getting way ahead of myself now.
I love this one! I just love the shape of the metal shades and how simple the whole piece is. I think this is a little more industrial than farmhouse – or shall we call this industrial farmhouse lighting?
I know I posted about this light in this post (also about modern farmhouse lighting!) but this one is so handsome and rich looking, I had to post about it again.
For the Rest of the House
How cute is this light? My only worry with this one is if one single light be bright enough for an entire room? Especially if I go with an Edison bulb because they tend to be a softer light to begin with.
This one would kind of match the lighting I bought for the office! I’m kind of digging the squirrel cage look right now… but is it a passing fad?
Of course this light fixture is also shown with an Edison bulb (because who doesn’t love the Edison bulb look right now?) What I love even more than the Edison bulb is the brushed black steel look of this shade and mount, don’t you!?!
So there you have it. I know the lights above are all over the map with style and what not but that’s kind of where I’m at in my head. Everything is all jumbled around and I don’t know what’s what! So give me some feedback I beg of you!
Don’t forget that most of these lights don’t come with the actual bulb itself! There are are so many different kinds of edison bulbs out there I had no idea!!
Want to Read More?!
Here’s a post on vintage ceiling fans under $200 (we wound up purchasing gorgeous fan #1!)
Here’s a post on modern farmhouse lighting (from when I first started my fixer upper lighting search!)
Here’s the link to the exact Edison bulbs I purchased
And, here’s a link to our current fixer upper and lastly,
Here’s a link to before and after pictures of a house we flipped (because who doesn’t love before and afters?)
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