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Nautical Home Lighting Brightens Up Autumn

Thinking about home lighting doesn’t usually occur to me until this time each and every year.  Maybe it’s the fact the table lamps and pendant fixtures are shining brightly more hours of each day.  I’ve noticed that my eyes are straining to see more often lately so it’s time to move those table lamps around to get the most out of them.

Autumn is the perfect time of year to work on interior home projects like adding nautically-inspired wallpaper to a room.   If you’ve finished your painting and wallpaper then why not add some new light fixtures?  Lighting can create instant ambiance within a space; both by the light it emits and the beauty of the piece itself.

Many people probably feel that I have spent too many hours choosing the lights for our beach cottage.  It is not for lack of decision-making, but the fact that a light can be a real focal point and needs to be functional for the space it is used in.  Over the past decade, I’ve done 90% of my light fixtures shopping from e-Bay and found some fabulous deals.   I have no problem in spending a bit more money for a light fixture since it is a practical and functional investment; however getting a good deal is still important.   Table lamps…well, that’s another story.

I tend to find table lamps at garage sales, antique stores and the such.  Since I steer away from matchy-matchy decor, it is fun to find one lamp here and one lamp there.  If I pay a garage sale price then I can more freely experiment with painting the lamp, gluing on shells and ribbon to the lamp shades…you know what I mean, right!?

If you find a nautical light style that you like, then save to Pinterest, save a photo to your iPad or print out the photo for inspiration while searching for one which fits your budget.  I forgot one important thing – have fun and enjoy the days of Autumn!

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Visit Store »  Fredeco Nautical Rustic Island Pendant made of brass with 2 lights & grilled wire.

Nautical Home Lighting

Tropical Kitchen Lighting And Cabinet Lighting design by Lighting Fixtures Fredeco Lighting


Visit Store » Hanging nautical pendant with brass shade and large glass available in different finishes

Nautical Home Lighting

Mediterranean Pendant Lighting design by Lighting Fixtures Fredeco Lighting


Visit Store » Fredeco Italian Nautical Polished Brass Round Bulkhead Light.

Nautical Home Lighting

Wall Sconces design by Lighting Fixtures Fredeco Lighting

 Visit Store »  Classic Casual Home believes this light makes a nice nautical statement over a front door.

Nautical Home Lighting

Traditional Ceiling Lighting design by Urban Archaeology

Visit Store » The Barn Light Rocket Pendant light offers an old nautical cottage feeling.

Nautical Home Lighting

Eclectic Pendant Lighting design by Tampa Lighting Fixtures Barn Light Electric Company

Visit Store »  Fredeco Nautical Wall Sconce with anchor on top and grilled around the glass.

Nautical Home Lighting

Tropical Wall Sconces design by Lighting Fixtures Fredeco Lighting


Visit Store »  Mid Century Nautical Light Fixture was removed from a craftsman bungalow built in the 1950’s.

Nautical Home Lighting

Modern Ceiling Lighting design by New York Furniture And Accessories Second Shout Out

Visit Store » When searching for lighting, don’t rule out bringing outdoor-grade lights indoors.

Nautical Home Lighting

Traditional Wall Sconces design by Lighting Fixtures Circa Lighting

Visit Store »  Add a nautical look to a room without having to hire an electrician.

Nautical Home Lighting

Modern Table Lamps design by Kids And Nursery Pottery Barn Kids

Visit Store »  A small Ceiling Light from Ralph Lauren is simple, modern & nautically-influenced.

Nautical Home Lighting

Traditional Ceiling Lighting design by Ralph Lauren Home

More lighting ideas:

Coastal Lighting at Caron’s Beach House

Light Fixtures at Ocean Offerings

Lighting at Outer Banks Trading Group

Handmade Lights at Peeniiwalli

Coastal Lamps at Ocean Styles

Table Lamps at The Beach House Store

Nautical Lighting at Our Boat House




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