Hot Air Balloon Lamp

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Have you ever watched a hot air balloon festival and been dazzled by all the colors and smiling faces? If you wanted to take that home with you, we give you something simple and elegant that will keep those memories fresh in your mind. We give you hot air balloon lamps. This collection has an extensive list of fun and lovely hot air balloons to choose from.

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Updated 17/10/2022
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Stained Glass Hot Air Balloon Lamp

Stained Glass Hot Air Balloon Lamp

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Illuminate your home space by showcasing one of these stained glass hot air balloon lamps. It features a bronze finish metal base with the hot air balloon crafted out of 250 pieces of hand-cut foiled glass. This lamp requires one 60-watt bulb. 

Designer Advice:

This hot air balloon lamp was inspired by the first one that was created in Paris, France in the late 1700s. It’s nearly 28 inches in height and casts a soft glow that’s ideal for any cozy bedroom or den. 

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Wooden Balloon Lamp For Ceiling

Wooden Balloon Lamp For Ceiling

Available in a variety of hues, this wooden hot air balloon lamp is hand-crafted to hang from the ceiling. It’s made in two different sizes: 40 or 60 centimetres. It’s crafted out of plywood with a bulb in the centre and a tiny basket under the balloon. 

Designer Advice:

This charming wooden hot air balloon light would add whimsy and a sense of playfulness to any nursery or children’s room. It would look great hanging in the corner of a room with a rocking chair and reading nook bookshelf in close proximity. 

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Hot Air Balloon Lamp Vintage

Hot Air Balloon Lamp Vintage

This vintage hot air balloon lamp hangs up on the wall as a spirited reminder to wander and dream. It features a handmade metal base with dangling passengers you get to choose from. The balloon part is fashioned out of fabric for the light to cascade through. 

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LED Color Changing Hot Air Balloon Light

LED Color Changing Hot Air Balloon Light


If you’re looking for something flashy and fun, this LED hot air balloon light can change up to seven different colors. It includes a black cylindrical base and acrylic flat body that’s dimmable and can last 10,000 hours. 

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Hot Air Balloon Lamp

Buying Guide

Ever since the first manned hot air balloon flight in 1783, the event has been a source of inspiration for skilled artisans in a variety of art forms. But none match the elegance and opulence of hot air balloon lamps.

These lamps became extremely popular in the art deco period when Tiffany produced a series of stunning designs using metallic frames and stained glass lampshades. In the years that followed, hot air balloon lamps underwent numerous creative iterations.

If you are looking to bring home this timeless lighting fixture, then here are some of the factors that you must consider before you buy one.

Hot Air balloon lamps can either be hung off the ceiling or be a freestanding one that can be placed on a side table, console table or a shelf. The freestanding ones have a base or a pedestal and are smaller in size than wall hanging ones which are available in a variety of sizes.

Each version has its own whimsical charm. But if you are looking for an authentic reproduction, then it has to be the ceiling hanging one. It mimics a real hot air balloon with a detailed envelope, skirt and basket.

That’s not to take anything away from the freestanding design though. Some of the classic vintage lamps, including the Tiffanies were freestanding ones.

As we briefly mentioned, vintage hot air balloon lamps have metallic frames with lampshades made of stained or slag glass. The beautiful colored mosaic created by the glass casts a stunning shadow on the wall. And there’s no risk of the frame bending or cracking ever. These lamps are extremely heavy though, much like most lamps from that time period.

If you are sourcing a vintage one, ensure that you are aware of the weight. Look at the quality of the lampshade. Is it authentic stained or slag glass or has it been replaced? Other than glass, hot air balloon lamps can have fabric, paper, porcelain and mica lampshades.

If it’s a wall hanging one, then it has to be proportionate with the size of the room. Some designs are extremely ornate and can be used as a chandelier in a large hall or living room. Others are petite and better suited for bedrooms, study rooms and children’s rooms.

Freestanding ones are smaller but do account for the extra space needed for the base and the extending arm.

Some hot air balloon lamps have a swivel function which allows the lamps to rotate if there’s a natural breeze. Others have an electronic swivel mechanism which rotates the lamp when it’s illuminated.

Lamps with detailed embellishments on the shade are also quite popular. You can select from hundreds of patterns including floral designs, landscapes and motifs inspired from cultural references.

Large ceiling lamps might require multiple light fixtures and bulbs. Always check for compatibility with newer varieties of bulbs if you are buying an antique.

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Hot air balloon lamp light shade with disney eeyore

Hot air balloon lamp light shade with disney eeyore

So funny and adorable hot air balloon lamp with Disney Eeyore and white with blue colors. It is an unusual shade for kids room or bedroom. Every child will be delighted how pretty this product is.

Large stained glass hot air balloon table lamp accent

Large stained glass hot air balloon table lamp accent

This hot air balloon lamp can be a great accent for your table. Featuring vibrantly painted stained glass shade, comprising various shades of red, orange and yellow, the lamp stands on an antique brass base.

Light bulb hot air balloon

This beautifully decorated hot air balloon lamp in Victorian style is a perfect combination of beautiful form and style. The beautiful lantern gives an exceptionally beautiful light, and the solid steel construction makes it durable.

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An amazing piece of decoration for outdoor areas, that is going to make your gatherings even more enjoyable. The lamp uses a small basket with ballast stones, which is attached to the rice paper globe shade with a strong rope.

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This beautiful air balloon lamp is an incredible combination of steel construction with a beautiful glass lamp. Interesting details are captivating and perfectly suited to decor with vintage elements. Living room or bedroom will enjoy a pleasant climate.

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Wire hot air balloon

Resembling a hot air balloon, this crystal pendant chandelier will distinguish your living room decor with class and chic. Solid finish includes iron and steel wire wrapped with tiny glass beads. It requires three 60W candelabra bulbs, not included.

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