Lighting Trends ~ Steampunk Industrial and Edison Bulbs

Have you noticed a new trend in lighting and decor in general?  The Industrial Look, or Steampunk as some call it, is making it’s impact felt.

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When I think Industrial I think cold but the newer trend is more sleek and chic.  One of my favorite industrial looks is that expressed in lighting especially with Edison Bulbs.

The Edison Bulbs have a charming yet fresh look to them.  They make use of carbon fibers and the light is more of a glow which reminds me of embers in a fire.  I put together a few of my favorite lighting fixtures and looks using Edison Bulbs.

 This would be so pretty for a wedding ~ even the wires at the top add to rather than distract from the total look and feel.

The Edison Bulbs came in a wide range of shapes with even the filament making an artistic statement.

Mason Jar lighting using Edison Bulbs

Another use for Mason Jars ~ Edison Bulb Light in a Mason Jar ~ so stylish!


This would look so retro-chic on a desk ~ such a unique lamp.


Here is an array of different ways to incorporate the bulb into your home ~ most of these would be great DIY projects.


I have been putting off redoing the bedroom of my younger two sons but I think I’ve found the style I was looking for.  I’ll be adding inspiration to my Pinterest Board ~ Industrial Steampunk Decor.

These are from Antique Farm House ~ they currently are available 6 bulbs for $32.00 which is a great deal!

What do you think of Industrial Steampunk Decor for the home ~ is it a yay or a nay?

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  1. I love all the inspiration here Mary Beth! Industrial-chic oh how it speaks to me! A little touch here and there is just right. Now I really want to make my old retro fan into that awesome upcycled desk lamp.
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  2. I love these Edison lights, too, Mary Beth! The only thing….I couldn’t use them for my lighting…just for a pretty accent. I’m really bothered by bare bulbs and need shades around mine…the glare is so distracting. Isn’t that crazy? It really bugs me …. oh well….I’ll just enjoy them somewhere besides my house. [wink]
    Hope your day is Extraordinary!! [hugs]
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  3. It’s a definite “yea” for our home! :) We’ve been working on a steampunk pub theme for our kitchen for some time and slowly but surely, it’s coming together. These lightbulbs and fixtures would be icing on the cake! I love them! :)
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  4. Julia Stansel says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM! I have always loved this kind of bulb and people thought I was so weird. I guess my style was just a little before it’s time! Marybeth your blog is ALWAYS so inspiring! Keep it up!

  5. Edison bulbs are so cool, but would not fit inside my house. I LOVE the look of the wedding tables with all of those light bulbs above. That is something I would love to do in my backyard!
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  6. I’m obsessed with vintage light bulbs Mary Beth! Love all of these ideas!
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