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The 10 Best 70s Lighting Pieces That Feel Fresh Again

Retro charm without the shag carpet.

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There are some things about the 1970s that we're OK with leaving firmly in the past: shag carpets, popcorn ceilings, and avocado green, specifically. One aspect we're happy to bring to the present? The lighting. Given that it's a decade defined by groovy, futuristic shapes and earthy colors, it's no surprise that it's a great reference for anyone looking to liven up their home with some new statement pieces. Luckily, a ton of our favorite brands feel the same way, introducing a slew of 70s-inspired lighting to their collections—and we've rounded up the best of the best, below.

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1 Kartell Fl/Y Bubble Pendant Lamp

Kartell's bubble lamp may not be a true vintage item, but it blends several parts of the decade's design ethos: An oversized, curvy silhouette meets bright orange for the ultimate statement piece. Use it to anchor a breakfast nook. 

2 AllModern Bourbon 6 Linear Chandelier

Looking for something a bit more pared-back? This pick is a minimalist take on a mid-century Sputnik chandelier, with a hint of the globe lighting that was so predominant in the '70s.   

3 Brayden Studio Gokmen Striped Lamp

Mushroom lamps have been everywhere these last couple of years, and their momentum doesn't seem to be slowing down. Not only are they one of the most recognizable designs of the decade, but they're an easy way to make any nightstand or end table a bit more whimsical. 

4 Regina Andrew Classics Happy Sconce

Borrow from the 1970s tubular furniture trend with this cool chrome sconce. To deck out an entryway vignette, place this futuristic find as the centerpiece. 

5 DANGGEOI Bamboo Pendant Light

A bamboo pendant might not be explicitly '70s... but if you love the bohemian influence of that era, why not try infusing some natural materials into your lighting, too? 

6 KCO Lighting Colorful Pendant Light

Multi-colored glass? Check. Playful silhouette? Check. Leave the all-white palette in 2021 and use this vibrant chandelier to punch up the color in your space. 

7 Orren Ellis Mushroom Table Lamp

Inspired by Guzzini's Brumbry table lamp, this option will give you a soft, warm glow if it's accent lighting you're after. It doubles as a sculptural accent, so mix it in with plants and other objets for a layered look atop a console table or dresser. 

8 Joss & Main Ainsley 8 Chandelier

Consider this a modern, monochromatic take on Vistosi's elegant chandeliers—except where the latter used delicate, colorful Murano glass, this one is made with matte black metal and simple glass disks. 

9 Ivy Bronx Breck Table Lamp

If your work-from-home set-up became permanent this year, why not kit it out with a task lamp that looks as chic as it is practical? Enter: This sleek take on Danish designer Verner Panton's iconic 1971 Panthella lamp.

10 Everly Quinn Ogrady Tree Floor Lamp

If you can shell out a bit more for an investment piece, we love this botanical floor lamp. It's inspired by Italian designs of the '60s and '70s, and is made from solid hammered brass with careful detailing woven into the leaves that makes it well-worth the splurge. 

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