The Best Affordable Traditional Lighting (For Every Room!)

Last year, I purchased my first antique chandelier from Etsy while furnishing the pink house. I tried to keep all of the decor, including light fixtures, appropriate for the era of the home (which was built in 1915).

Throughout the project, I fell completely in love with traditional decor—a style I had previously written off as boring. I had so much fun discovering a cozy and magical style for our home, and it carried over.

If you’re choosing lighting fixtures for a historic home, I hope this guide will help you find affordable pieces that you can mix in with antique gems! 

Whether you are looking for a traditional pendant, traditional sconce, traditional dining room chandelier, or traditional flush mount light, we’ve got you covered with lots of options for every room!

Collage of traditional lighting fixtures

Traditional Pendant Lighting: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13

Pendant lighting is a great way to add light to a tall entryway or over a breakfast nook. You can also line up several of the same ones over a bar area or kitchen island if you have a longer space to cover.

Collage of traditional lighting fixtures

Traditional Flush Mount Lighting: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13

Flush mount lights are great for areas where you don’t want something dangling down low (like in a hallway, bathroom, basement with lower ceilings, or a kid’s room).

Collage of traditional lighting fixtures


Traditional Dining Room Lighting: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10

These chandeliers are perfect over a dining room table, but you can also use them in just about any room with a high enough ceiling. You could also use them over a coffee table in a living space or as a bedroom accent.

Collage of traditional lighting fixtures

Traditional Sconce Lighting: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11

Sconces are perfect for bathroom wall lighting next to a mirror, but you can also use them on walls to flank art or bookcases—or as front door lighting when they are rated for outdoor use as well!

Hope this list has helped you find the perfect traditional lighting for every room in your home! xo. Elsie

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  • I LOVE the #10 flush mount and have been searching for something like it but the link won’t work! Heeelllpppp!

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