The lighting in your home serves multiple purposes such as create ambiance, provide illumination for household tasks and light up pathways and dark areas around the outside of your home for safety. In addition to function, lighting is also a design feature that can highlight your home’s personality.
From vintage to modern, here are 10 stores in the Seattle area to search for lighting fixtures that will inspire bright ideas for your home.
(Editor’s note: two of our picks, Light Matters and Seattle Building Salvage, are no longer in business. We’ve removed the link from this post)
With owners who have a combined experience of 30 years, their goal is to create lighting solutions that are comfortable and welcoming for both commercial spaces and homes. They offer onsite and in store consultations to help you make the best choices in your lighting plan, including electrical box placements and light fixtures that will fit best in your space. In addition, Luxe Lighting provides restoration and repair services for antique store and flea market finds. They can also customize fixtures to fit your specific needs. 8214 Greenwood Ave N., (206) 457-8535.
Started by Harvey Hansen, passed onto son, Harold, and now operated by grandson, Kim – this family run store has been lighting up Seattle since 1957. They offer hundreds of lights to choose from in their two showroom locations. In addition to light fixtures, they have a repair department that offers rewiring, restoration and repair services, and a shade department that boasts the largest selection of new and custom made lampshades in the state. 1912 N. 45th St., (206) 633-2557.
Beginning in 1977 as an architectural salvage shop in Portland, OR., they now have locations in Berkeley, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Portland and of course Seattle. Rejuvenation aims to add value to homes and commercial bases by providing “front porch to back door” service and products, including classic American lighting. They restore antiques and salvaged fixtures, provide authentic period lighting and more. They are committed to being a socially responsible business, and they partner with American vendors and craftspersons to provide the west coast with one-of-a-kind lighting. Take advantage of their free design services offered in store, in your home or on the phone. 2910 1st Ave S., (206) 382-1901.
Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1917, they began as a lighting manufacturer, and you can still spot some of their original designs in historic buildings around Seattle. Seattle Lighting now boasts six showrooms throughout the greater Seattle area, including a clearance outlet store. They have local experts to help you with any of your lighting project needs, and a design services department for more hands-on help. If you don’t happen to be in Seattle, they also have a separate online store called Destination Lighting if you don’t happen to be in Seattle where they have an enormous selection of light fixtures and accessories. 222 Second Ave. S., (206) 622-4736.
5. Lamps Plus
Lamps Plus is a national lighting retailer for over 30 years, with two stores in the greater Seattle area. They have a large selection of functional and decorative lighting and fixtures for both indoor and outdoor use. They carry brand names plus products that are exclusive to them. In addition to an array of lamps, chandeliers and fixtures, Lamps Plus offers consultations, installation services and in-store workshops, as well as American Lighting Association certified designers to lend expert advice and recommendations. 16839 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila, (206) 575-9110.
Crescent Lighting has served the greater Seattle area since 1991. They have two showrooms and also deliver. Crescent carries a comprehensive collection of lighting products from ceiling lights and lamps to wall and outdoor lighting.They offer designer brands and will provide service after a sell. 12629 NE 85th St., Kirkland, (425) 889-4400.
With a large range of lighting products for your home, Ferguson strives to help you realize your lighting visions come true. They provide a concierge style shopping experience and design consultations at their showrooms with product experts, and even an online chat service. In addition, they provide customers with information on lighting basics such as what to look for in a light bulb, the ABCs of LED lighting and more. 4100 W. Marginal Way SW, (206) 767-7700.
Family owned and operated, North Coast Lighting delivers over 220 years of combined experience to its customers. Products range from directional lights and hallway lanterns to pendant, recessed and track lighting. In addition to lighting fixtures and accessories, North Coast offers services that include retrofitting and design from American Lighting Association Certified experts. Their certified professionals will assist you with one room or your entire house to ensure an illuminated ambiance that is tailored to your needs. 1038 116th Ave. NE, Bellevue, (425) 454-2122.