More and more tourists are falling in love with the vintage aesthetic. Whether choosing to book a few nights at a stunning country boutique hotel or a sea-side holiday let, or going to traditional pub or the latest city centre restaurant most of these tourists are eager to immerse in this vintage atmosphere and enjoy the unique feel offered by classic and eclectic lighting.
Have you ever wondered why these people long to sit with their beverage soaking up the surroundings? What makes this atmosphere such a treat for your guests? The answer is simple: lighting. Lighting is instrumental in creating a unique boutique-style atmosphere in a hotel, pub or restaurant. The good news is that you can now offer your customers and guests exactly what they want, because we offer vintage lighting designs for your establishment at affordable prices.
Giving a hotel, B&B, restaurant or bar a vintage element is usually achievable without redesigning your decor and does not require a pricey lighting designer but you should know how to place these lights in order to transform your hotel rooms or pub into a haven for your customers. A few well placed lights and a tiny bit of planning can help you achieve that, without having to hire an expensive lighting or interior designer.
The following tips are specially designed for hotel and B&B owners, restaurant, pub and bar owners, but also anyone who wants to inject boutique style and a vintage feel into a room or space.
Use Bedside and Table Lights
A well-chosen lamp can be a captivating centrepiece or blend subtly into the background.
It can mellow the mood or light things ablaze. And as an artistic statement, it can be edgy, classic or quirky. Some vintage lamps are so eye-catching you'll want to display them on their own. Others may complement other tabletop items like books, clocks, vases and more.
There are many ways to make a cluster chandelier unique.
One example is a clustered jar chandelier, which comprises of recycled and reused mason jars, which are used to house hanging light bulbs. These chandeliers are ideal for hanging over a bar or dining table as they suit the theme of cooking and dining. Don't let that limit you though as they can work anywhere in the house! They look great in a large cluster above a stair landing, or in a row above a bed. The clusters can be small or large - ideal for high ceilings - and may include bulbs in different colours. The customised jar lids are designed to allow heat to escape so that they don't get too hot when the lights are on. You can also cluster teacups and other related objects like pots and sugar bowls, cut glass vases, vintage cheese graters, old jelly moulds...the list is endless.
Little desk lamps are deﬁnitely a great buy for hotel rooms. If some occupants want to work while others prefer to sleep, there is no better lighting choice than task lamps sat elegantly on a desk. Task lamps may also be used in pub or bar booths as they add a rich and inviting element.
Light bulbs come in a wide variety of styles and models. You should opt for light bulbs that are not that common, but are easy to buy. Many hotels and restaurants have purchased bulbs without thinking if they are easy to replace. Although low energy bulbs offer huge savings in the long run, their upfront cost is quite high. You need to keep your eyes open when choosing light bulbs and make sure you restaurant or hotel stands out of the crowd.
And there you have it
Whether you own a large hotel, a sea-side B&B or you are the owner of an traditional pub or restaurant, vintage lighting can help you transform a boring atmosphere into a cosy one, full of life and passion. Use the above tips in order to adorn your booths or rooms and don't be afraid to take risks and stand out from the crowd!