According to Karen Linder of Karen Linder Interior Designs in Portland, Oregon, European lighting runs the gamut. “Sometimes you can say European style lights are more simplistic, or they’re funky designs,” she says. “It plays off more modern looks.”
Euro lighting comprises more bold design elements, like glass and crystal matched with metals of various finishes. Bold shapes are a core element of Euro lighting as well. However, European lighting includes different styles.
For example, if you prefer a more Scandinavian style, you may choose simplistic lines, such as oil-rubbed bronze rods with simple Edison bulbs. If you want a more ornate look, you can add a chandelier with crystal and a metal globe surrounding it.
“When you look at lighting, it’s derived from where we have all come from,” Linder says. “All of the styles have come over to the U.S. based on all our cultures.” This allows for mixing and matching your favorite materials and styles to make European lighting fit your home.