Style Guide

Nautical-Style Lighting Adds Coastal Vibe to Any Location

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 | 0 comments

Nautical-Style Lighting Adds Coastal Vibe to Any Location
If you love the laid-back, casual style of the coast but live too far for full immersion, don’t despair. Bringing the spirit of the beach to your home is easy with nautical-style lighting from Barn Light Electric. Inspired by the nautical lights once installed on ships and dockside, our collection of nautical fixtures feature rugged industrial guard-and-glass designs. This feature not only offers the aesthetic you seek but protects the bulb within. From compact wall sconces and bulkhead lights to larger chandeliers, these American-made nautical lights will have you feeling the beach vibe in no time! ... Read More

How To | Create Living Spaces to Suit Your Style

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Create Living Spaces to Suit Your Style
You can tell much about a person’s style just by looking at their living room. Is it a cozy space filled with comfy furniture, soft pillows, and warm throws? Or is it a space with plenty of windows, soaring ceilings, and minimal furnishings? Whether your taste runs modern and minimal or more rustic industrial, how you light your space is key to creating the atmosphere you love. Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite customer living spaces as inspiration. If you have an enviable living room, please share in the comments below or on our Instagram feed! ... Read More

All You Need to Know | The Original Barn Wall Sconce

Posted by on Aug 22, 2018 | 0 comments

All You Need to Know | The Original Barn Wall Sconce
The iconic Original™ Gooseneck Light is, hands-down, our most popular fixture. The handcrafted quality is unrivaled and the classic lines of this warehouse shade offer the rustic look so many desire. With dozens of customizing options to choose from, this gooseneck light embellishes both traditional and modern spaces with ease. Some spaces, however, call for a more compact profile than offered by a gooseneck mount. The Original™ Wall Sconce offers all of the style and customizing options of the Original™ Gooseneck but with a wall-hugging mount.The Original™ Wall Sconce features the same warehouse shade as the gooseneck but is affixed with two arms to a sturdy... Read More

All You Need to Know | Schoolhouse Lighting

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 | 0 comments

All You Need to Know | Schoolhouse Lighting
Born from a passion for the quality of vintage-style lighting, Barn Light Electric embraces the time-honored styles of early 20th century lighting. Our artisans work thoughtfully to maintain the craftsmanship of these designs while incorporating updated materials, finish colors, and dozens of customizing options. The Schoolhouse Lighting Collection is one of our most popular. For many years, schoolhouse lights were simple, hand-blown glass globes crafted to conceal bare bulbs that dangled from a cord. These opaque globes transformed a basic necessity into a design element that added style to public buildings and schoolhouses and eliminated the harsh glare of the... Read More

All You Need to Know | Dark Sky-Friendly Lighting

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 | 0 comments

All You Need to Know | Dark Sky-Friendly Lighting
With the growth of industrialized societies worldwide, light pollution has become a global issue. According to the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), the widespread use of artificial light at night can adversely affect the environment and energy consumption. Here at Barn Light Electric, many of our fixtures are rooted in RLM-inspired designs which are a natural for dark sky-friendly lighting. The classic warehouse shade, with the bulb tucked high inside, focuses the illumination downward, away from the sky, and produces less glare. ... Read More

How To | Use White Lighting as an Ideal Design Element

Posted by on Aug 1, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Use White Lighting as an Ideal Design Element
We talk about color quite often here on the Barn Light Electric blog, but today we’re considering the role of white in design and lighting. White, as you might guess, has no hue, but reflects whatever color you shine on it. If you missed this blog post, our guest blogger Whitney May discovered how her light bulbs could change the color of the “white” tile in her powder room! People often use white as a neutral base then add pops of color with fixtures, furniture, and other accent pieces. Others prefer the classic look of black and white with punches of gray thrown in.  ... Read More