Take a tour of the brass lighting throughout the house, with sources for each brass fixture. Find everything from brass hanging lights to built-in brass lights, brass sconces and more.
Brass is a warm, timeless metal that accentuates a variety of domestic styles, regardless of the era. Find out how we have incorporated beautiful brass lamps into our home over the years.
This post was originally shared on February 9, 2015 and was updated with new content in May 2021.
When we bought our Kansas City Colonial house in 2011, brass was hard to find and the pieces I found and loved far exceeded our budget. There are now a wide variety of options to choose from and I have invested in some essential accessories for our home.
For me, lighting is one of those areas where the old saying comes to mind: “Champagne tastes good in beer.” I can’t help it, I have a deep and permanent love for the beauty of classic, heavy brass. There is something that will always have my heart!
However, this summary of sources has a bit of a taste in it for everyone. There are authentic and spectacular investment pieces and also some more affordable pieces in the mix.
When we moved into ours current house a St. Louis (now over seven years ago) we slowly started to turn it into a house we loved. One of the most important ways we did it, continually giving it a traditional, timeless feel, was lighting.
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Read on to find a full summary of all of our favorite brass lamps (and soft antique brass lamps that only look like real brass) over the years.
Why you will love brass lighting
- Cast a Warm and welcoming bright, even when not lit.
- It feels traditional
- Timeless: Authentic brass never goes out of style
- It works with any era of the home, whether historic or newly built and everything in between
- Variety of prices
Brass ceiling lights and recessed brass lights
It can be difficult to get brass ceiling light sources. Recessed brass lights are even harder to find. Below you will see some of the classic and charming choices we have made over the years.
Like these copper lanterns in the hallway, below.
Font | No longer available: similar Lightweight built-in assembly of 3 brass
And this new built-in brass assembly that we just installed in ours Modern laundry update.
Font | Recessed light
This classic vintage-inspired glass and brass light fixture will bring charm to any corner of your home.
Font | Luminaire
Alexa Hampton designed this natural brass basil stand – it’s a checkered design that’s timeless and beautiful.
Font | Flat assembly of basil
Hanging brass lights
For our new cream kitchen, we knew we wanted a truly personalized look with a warm, authentic brass that would age elegantly over time. Find all the details about these Brass Island Lights here.
Speaking of expressions: I love the casual elegance and intimacy that lanterns provide when hanging low on a dining table. I finally bought the natural brass flashlight I have seen for years.
Brass lantern fountain | Brass lantern
Brass bathroom lights
In our bathrooms, we have tended to choose less expensive accessories, opting to spend our budget on brass hardware that should withstand daily use.
In this bathroom, as shown below, we used a nautical-inspired brass bath lamp.
Font | Nautical brass wall light
And here, incredibly cheap gold sconces to go between the girls ’bathroom mirrors.
Font | 2 Gold Wall Lamps
Brass wall sconces
Brass wall sconces can go far beyond the bathroom. Consider using a brass wall app in any reading corner or area where you want more light.
If you don’t have room for a lamp, wall sconces can be a great choice. Here, this brass plug-in wall light is a nod to the nautical feel of our home.
Font | Connection plug
And underneath, this classic brass wall light perfectly combines the traditional and the modern.
Font | Double brass wall light
In our lake house, we wanted pieces with clean lines and a modern feel. These brass chandeliers did the trick!
Font | Golden modern spider
Above the new food kitchen table, this smaller version plays very well with the view in the windows.
Font | Small modern spider
In our master bedroom, we chose a romantic brass chandelier with soft, rounded curves.
Font | Chandelier chandelier
On top of our formal dining table, we have a traditional brass chandelier that fits the space perfectly.
Modern brass installations
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