Brass Lighting

LAST UPDATED: Jul 21, 2021 | PUBLISHED: May 02, 2021 | By:

Take a tour of the brass lighting throughout our home, with sources for each brass fixture! Find everything from brass pendant lights, to brass flush mount lights, brass sconces and so much more.

Brass is a warm, timeless metal that accents a variety of home styles, regardless of era. Learn how we’ve incorporated beautiful brass light fixtures into our homes over the years.

A white bedroom featuring brass lighting with a chandelier and lamp.

This post was originally shared  Feb 09, 2015 and updated with fresh content May 2021.

When we purchased our Kansas City Colonial home in 2011, brass was difficult to find and the pieces I did find and love far exceeded our budget. Now there is an array of options to choose from and I’ve invested in a few must-have fixtures for our home.

For me, lighting is one of those areas where the old saying “champagne tastes on a beer budget” comes to mind. I can’t help it, I have a deep and abiding love for the beauty of classic, heavy brass. There’s just something about it it that will always have my heart!

However, this source round-up has a little something for everyone. There are authentic, spectacular investment pieces and also some more affordable pieces in the mix.

When we moved to our current home in St. Louis (over seven years ago now) we slowly began to turn it into a home that we loved. One of the most important ways that we did that, continually giving it a timeless, traditional feeling, was with lighting.

In fact, brass can easily translate to a more modern look, too. In our lake cottage, we’ve gone with a Coastal Modern style, and brass lighting is looking gorgeous there as well!

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I love brass light fixtures so much, but then again… I am such a fan of all things brass! Don’t skip this Brass Door Knob post, as well as details about our Unlacquered Brass Hardware and Brass Faucet.

Read on to find a complete round-up of all of our favorite brass light fixtures (and soft antique brass lights that only look like real brass) throughout the years.

Why You’ll Love Brass Lighting

  • Casts a Warm and Cozy glow, even when unlit
  • Feels traditional
  • Timeless – authentic brass never goes out of style
  • Works with any era of home, whether historic or a new build and everything in between
  • Variety of price points

Brass Ceiling Lights and Brass Flush Mount Lights

It can be difficult to source and choose brass ceiling lights. Brass flush mount lights are even harder to find! Below, you’ll see a few of the classic, charming choices we’ve made over the years.

Like these brass hallway lanterns, below.

Source | Mini Ceiling Lanterns – similar Brass 3 Light Flush Mount

A hallway with two brass flush mount lights.

And this new brass flush mount we just installed in our Modern Laundry Room update.

Source | Flush Mount Light

A brass ceiling light in a modern laundry room.

This classic vintage inspired glass and brass flush mount light will add charm to any nook of your home!

Source |  Light Fixture

brass light in mudroom with brick floors

Alexa Hampton designed this basil flush mount in natural brass – it’s a quatrefoil design that is timeless and beautiful.

Source | Basil Flush Mount

An office with a formal wooden desk and a brass ceiling light.

Brass Pendant Lights

For our new cream kitchen, we knew we wanted a truly custom look and feel with warm, authentic brass that would age gracefully over time. Find all the details about these Brass Island Lights here.

brass lanterns over kitchen island

Speaking of statement – I love the casual elegance and intimacy that lanterns provide when hanging low over a dining table. I finally purchased the natural brass lantern I’ve had my eye on for years.

Brass lantern source | Brass Lantern

brass lantern over wood dining table and cow painting behind

Brass Bathroom Light Fixtures

In our bathrooms, we have tended to choose less expensive fixtures, opting instead to spend our budget on the brass hardware that needs to stand up to daily use.

In this bathroom, as shown below, we used a nautical inspired brass bathroom light fixture.

Source | Nautical Brass Sconce

A blue and white bathroom with brass bathroom light fixtures.

Source | White and Brass Double Sconce

white and brass light over rattan mirror and blue vanity

Source | Navy and Gold Double Sconce

double sconce over mirror and bathroom sink

And here, incredibly inexpensive gold wall sconces to go between the mirrors in the girls’ bathroom.

Source | 2 Gold Sconces

brass sconce over mirror and sink in bathroom

Brass Wall Sconces

Brass wall sconces can go far beyond the bathroom! Consider using a brass wall sconce in any little reading nook or area where you’d like additional light.

If you don’t have room for a lamp, wall sconces can be an excellent choice! Here, this plug in brass wall sconce is a nod to the nautical feel of our lake home.

Source | Plug In Sconce

A small nook under the stairs of a lake house with a brass wall sconce.

And below, this classic brass wall sconce is a perfect blend of traditional and modern.

Source | Double Brass Sconce

A brass two branch wall sconce with a touch of olive branch tied on with blue ribbon for a Scandinavian Christmas home tour.

Brass Chandeliers

In our lake cottage, we wanted pieces with clean lines and a modern feel. These brass chandeliers did the trick!

Source | Modern Gilded Chandelier

A coastal modern living room featuring white furniture and a brass chandelier.

Over our new eat-in kitchen table, this smaller version plays beautifully with the view out the windows!

Source | Small Modern Chandelier

modern brass chandelier with shades over a kitchen table with flowers

In our primary bedroom, we chose a romantic brass chandelier with soft, rounded curves.

Source | Candelabra Chandelier

Over our formal dining room table, we have a traditional brass chandelier that fits the space perfectly.

Source | Antique Brass 6 Light Chandelier with Shades

A round brass chandelier over a formal dining table with linen chairs, decorated for the holidays.

Love the look of brass as much as we do? Check out this Rub ‘n Buff tutorial to turn any home accessories into the perfect antiqued brass! You can also learn all about my favorite Brass Polish, too.

Modern Brass Fixtures

collage of modern brass lighting

Linear Lantern | Sconce | Double Sconce

Double Rattan and Brass Sconce | Brass and Glass Pendant

Brass Pendant |Brass Flush Mount

Frosted Pendant | Small Flush Mount |Schoolhouse Flush Mount

Double Sconce | Double Chandelier


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