A swag lamp is an overhead lighting element that require only a nearby wall outlet and a ceiling hook. A swag lamp gives the option of adding overhead lighting to your decor without having to call in an electrician. Swag lamps are a space saving tribute to the 70’s and 80’s when their popularity was at an all time high. Hanging from a chain, these lamps were a great direct lighting source for kitchen counters, pool tables, even dining areas. Today these lamps are still popular, and can be found for any location in the home or business. There are many unique styles of swag lamps and lamp shades today, including contemporary, retro-modern, painted glass, and silk. Some of the most beautiful swag lamps are fitted with silk shades or other elegant fabric.
These shades combine with the poetic looping of the swag lamp chain to create a cozy spot in a room. The light will cast a glow influenced by the color of the shade used. While swag lamps add en eclectic touch to an old diner, club, or entertainment room, there are also variations that will add a rich elegance to a more traditional decor. These higher-end swag lamps often have velvet wrapped chains, and hand-painted glass; or their silk lamp shades are adorned with beaded trim, and even crystals.