Vintage Swag Lamps

Buy the best vintage swag lamps selected and recommended by interior designers. By Vanessa Weber.

Along with the craze of all things mid-century modern comes the return of the swag lamp. These practical lamps were a must-have in the days when overhead lamps were plugged into wall outlets. And even when overhead hanging lamps could be hardwired into your ceiling, they still had a purpose as many builders didn't consider where the center of your dining table would actually be placed. Today swag lamps are as much of a design statement as they are functional, with the swag cord adding a cool throwback look to your decor.

Single Bulb Vintage Swag Lamp

Single Bulb Vintage Swag Lamp

$33.99 $58.99

Single Bulb Vintage Swag Lamp

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$33.99 $58.99

Description

This contemporary-style vintage swag lamp features a brass accent on its understated and shadeless design. Fifteen feet of cord allow you to plug the cord into a wall outlet and swag the light over to any place in your room. Requires a 60-watt dimmable light bulb, not included.

Designer Advice

Think Scandinavian design with clean, geometric lines. The black woven fabric cord and beautiful brass finish give the hanging swag lamp a vintage vibe. Run the cord up the wall to attach one of the hooks (included), swag the cord over to the spot you want the light to hang down and install the second hook. Adjust the amount of swag to your taste.

Modern Cozy Home Chandelier

Modern Cozy Home Chandelier

$89.99

Modern Cozy Home Chandelier

Williston Forge

$89.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing your home's lighting environment and style

What We Like: Its simple, modern, and cozy design

The Modern Cozy Home Chandelier brings an elegant touch to your living space, combining style and practicality. Its simple yet modern design can instantly upgrade the aesthetic of any room, while the cozy ambiance it creates sets the perfect mood for relaxation and gatherings. Manufactured with a devotion to quality, this chandelier is a splendid addition to your home lighting setup, as it not only elevates the taste of life but also ensures customer satisfaction.

Designer Advice

Pair this chandelier with neutral-toned furniture and a mix of warm and cool lighting sources to create a harmonious and inviting space. Remember to consider room size and ceiling height for optimal light distribution.

Multifunctional Coffee Table with Lift Top

Multifunctional Coffee Table with Lift Top

$92.99

Multifunctional Coffee Table with Lift Top

Charlton Home®

$92.99

Description

Perfect For: Contemporary living rooms in need of versatility

What We Like: Hidden storage and multiple functions

This multifunctional coffee table features a lift-top surface, providing a convenient and comfortable work or dining space. The ample hidden storage underneath allows you to keep your living room clutter-free, while open shelving on the sides offers additional room for display or organization. Its modern design and sleek finish make it an attractive and functional centerpiece for your living room.

Designer Advice

Pair this coffee table with a comfortable sectional sofa and accent it with a cozy rug to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for relaxing and entertaining.

Industrial Dome Pendant Light with Adjustable Chain

Industrial Dome Pendant Light with Adjustable Chain

$66.99

Industrial Dome Pendant Light with Adjustable Chain

Williston Forge

$66.99

Description

Perfect For: Adding antique charm and accent lighting to any space

What We Like: The versatility of the adjustable chain and compatibility with various ceiling types

The Industrial Dome Pendant Light features a 36-inch adjustable chain, allowing you to customize the hanging height based on your room and ceiling type, be it flat, sloped, or vaulted. With a polished black metal finish and classic dome design, this light fixture brings a vintage, rustic touch to kitchens, dining areas, or living spaces. Keep in mind, the package does not include E26 base bulbs – you'll need to prepare your own and, if you desire dimming functionality, purchase corresponding dimmers and dimming bulbs.

Designer Advice

Pair this pendant light with other farmhouse or industrial-inspired décor like reclaimed wood furniture or exposed brick for a cohesive, antique look throughout your space.

Tin Washer Double Pendant Light

Tin Washer Double Pendant Light

$168.99

Tin Washer Double Pendant Light

August Grove®

$168.99

Description

Perfect For: Country or farmhouse-style homes

What We Like: Unique metal shade with vintage-inspired "Franklin Laundry EST 1889" design

The tin washer double pendant light adds a touch of rustic charm to your country or farmhouse-style home. Boasting a metal light shade with the words "Franklin Laundry EST 1889," this unique fixture offers a nod to vintage themes while providing ample lighting. The versatile design of this pendant light makes it a great addition to various spaces, such as the kitchen, dining area, or even an entryway, creating a welcoming ambiance for your home.

Designer Advice

To complete the farmhouse look, pair this double pendant light with rustic wood furniture and add accents of warm, neutral textiles. For added flair, try showcasing antique laundry tools as decorative elements in your space.

Artful Hanging Chandelier

Artful Hanging Chandelier

$59.99

Artful Hanging Chandelier

East Urban Home

$59.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your interior spaces

What We Like: Its dual function as both a light fixture and a work of art

This artful hanging chandelier elevates the look of your space, serving as a captivating work of art while providing ambient lighting. Its intricate design makes it a stunning centerpiece for living rooms, dining areas, or entryways. Effortlessly blending style and utility, this chandelier creates an inviting atmosphere that is sure to impress your guests and elevate your home's look.

Designer Advice

For optimal impact, hang the chandelier at an appropriate height above your dining table or in the center of your living area, and pair it with complementary wall art to create a cohesive and sophisticated aesthetic.

Retro Industrial 1-Light Pendant

Retro Industrial 1-Light Pendant

$125.99

Retro Industrial 1-Light Pendant

Willa Arlo™ Interiors

$125.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing dining areas and kitchen islands

What We Like: Glam metallic finishes with clear prismatic glass shade

This pendant light showcases a sleek, retro industrial design, featuring glamorous metallic finishes and a clear prismatic glass shade. Made of steel, it requires a single 100W max bulb (sold separately) to create an eye-catching light pattern. The height-adjustable chain and canopy compatibility with sloped ceilings make it highly versatile, while its compatibility with dimmer switches ensures a seamless transition from day to night.

Designer Advice

Consider hanging it above a dining table or kitchen island to emphasize the stylish design. Add a dimmer switch for customizable ambience and functionality.

Artistic Hanging Chandelier

Artistic Hanging Chandelier

$94.99

Artistic Hanging Chandelier

East Urban Home

$94.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing the elegance of any space

What We Like: Its visual impact as a work of art

This artistic hanging chandelier is designed to be an eye-catching centerpiece that elevates the look of your space. With its striking appearance, it can instantly transform any room into an artful display while providing a warm, inviting ambiance. This chandelier is not just a source of light but also a statement piece that will leave a lasting impression on guests and family members alike.

Designer Advice

Use this chandelier in a dining room, living room, or entryway to make a stylish statement, and pair it with elegant, neutral-toned furniture to complement the chandelier's artistic look.

Lantern Style Vintage Swag Lamp

Lantern Style Vintage Swag Lamp

Lantern Style Vintage Swag Lamp

One Allium Way®

Description

Reminiscent of antique lanterns, this vintage swag lamp with a 16' white cord contains a dimmer switch located 36" from the wall plug. The pretty lantern has a beveled glass cage with decorative crystal beads on its antique base.

Vintage Tiffany Swag Lamp

Vintage Tiffany Swag Lamp

Vintage Tiffany Swag Lamp

Bloomsbury Market

Description

The translucent rain glass petals on this 70s hanging lamp are joined together with black leading and accented with subtle ruby jewels. Uses a single dimmable LED 60-watt light bulb in a standard base. The 15' of cord gives you lots of options of where to hang this lamp. Comes with three wall and ceiling hooks.

Designer Advice

Tiffany lamps suit many decor styles, from farmhouse to country to traditional. The swag feature gives this lamp a more casual look. It allows you to hang a light above an end table that's part of a floating conversational grouping. This option prevents you from running table lamp cords across the floor, where they can become a tripping hazard. 

Distressed Vintage Single Pendant Swag Lamp

Distressed Vintage Single Pendant Swag Lamp

Distressed Vintage Single Pendant Swag Lamp

One Allium Way®

Description

A true throwback to the vintage swag lamps of the mid-50s, this single pendant swag lamp looks like it could have come right out of someone's attic. The hanging light is made from premium birch wood and features a durable rope for safety. 

Designer Advice

We like the clever cord stay feature that comes with this lamp. Choose where to swag the 11.5' of cord length and then attach the cord stay button where it strikes the wall. This allows you to fix the stay to the wall with the self-tapping screw provided in the packaging. Your cord will now stay firmly against the wall and not sag in place.

Vintage Iron Swag Lamp

Vintage Iron Swag Lamp

Vintage Iron Swag Lamp

Bungalow Rose

Description

Crafted in a pendant light style, this Moroccan iron swag lamp features an exquisite handpainted finish. The black shade is delicately pierced with scroll work that allows the warm light to shine through. Complemented by 16' of black cord, this versatile swag lamp can be hung anywhere.

Vintage Pierced Pattern Swag Lamp

Vintage Pierced Pattern Swag Lamp

Vintage Pierced Pattern Swag Lamp

Rosdorf Park

Description

Pretty patterned piercings allow the light to shine through the natural colored lampshade on this vintage swag lamp. At the heart of each piercing is a small crystal bauble that adds even more sparkle to the lamp. The shade measures 11" tall and spans 5.9" wide. 

Hanging Plug-In Pendant Light with On/Off Switch

Hanging Plug-In Pendant Light with On/Off Switch

Hanging Plug-In Pendant Light with On/Off Switch

One Allium Way®

Description

Perfect For: Illuminating and adding style to any room

What We Like: The flexible installation and convenient on/off switch

This Hanging Plug-In Pendant Light features an 11.5FT hanging cord with a handy on/off switch, allowing you to easily install it wherever you desire without the need for hardwiring. The E26 socket accommodates bulbs up to 60W, providing ample light for any space (bulbs not included). With a sleek and simple design measuring 2.81" (D) X 5.28" (H), this pendant light adds a touch of sophistication to both modern and traditional interiors.

Designer Advice

Try hanging this light above a kitchen island or dining table for focused illumination, and consider pairing it with a vintage Edison bulb to add warmth and character to your space.

Industrial Vintage Swag Lamp

Industrial Vintage Swag Lamp

Industrial Vintage Swag Lamp

Description

A matte bronze metal shade ends in a copper pillar which is attached to 14.75' of black cord in this vintage swag lamp. The lamp requires an incandescent 100-watt E26/E27 light bulb, and the shade measures 8.66" in length.  

Designer Advice

The Industrial design of this vintage swag lamp suits a modern farmhouse decor style down to a T. Although the shade color is listed as bronze, the color is so dark it's almost indistinguishable from the black cord. Perfect for swagging over a dining table, you'll need to provide the ceiling hooks. Alternatively, you can use this as a bedside lamp and create a wall bracket to make a lower swag.

Set of Three Vintage Swag Lamps

Set of Three Vintage Swag Lamps

Set of Three Vintage Swag Lamps

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Description

These three plug-in swag pendant lamps are the best of the original swag lamp style with exposed sockets and woven fabric cords. Each light has its own 15' cord and needs an individual plug. You can easily change the lamp's look by changing the light bulb shape. Add a vintage-type bulb, or go for an oversized designer bulb.

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Vintage 3 triple globe swag light lamp

It's back to the 60's,but in a very elegant edition.This is a 3 globe swag style ceiling light.They are made of beautiful green bottle glass.Importantly,you do not have to fire them all!The lamp is finish with a solid metal.Globs are suspended on metal chains.

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The fantastic combination of beautiful blue glass and the solid base of this swag hanging lamp makes the exterior unique. The whole is perfectly presented in stylish, exotic decor, bringing a unique atmosphere to them.

Vintage Mid Century Modern Retro Swag Lamp Hanging Light Blue Glass Large

Vintage Mid Century Modern Retro Swag Lamp Hanging Light Blue Glass Large

Looking for an addition that would spruce up your ambiance? This hanging lamp light is an attractive decor for exterior and interior. It features the mix of vintage and mid century style, large size and blue glass structure.

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Unique hanging lamp inspired by east Asian oriental style. Both beautiful sculptural base, top and hanging chains are made of brass. This lamp has the very pretty lampshade made of translucent green glass.

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Being a good reflection of the 60s or 70s style, this retro blue glass swag hanging lamp constitutes a perfect way to add some cool, vintage vibe to your spaces. Beautiful teal blue shade will create a magical ambience in the room.

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