“Midcentury modern” is the term buzzing around the interior design world right now, but you don’t have to go all Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to bring the retro, Mad Men-esque style to your own abode. By upgrading your existing light fixtures with the Edison Bulb, you can add a dash of clean, industrial-chic charm to any space with the literal flick of a switch.
Artfully crafted using the same hand-woven Tungsten filament used in mid-20th century lights, these teardrop-shaped bulbs produce a warm, amber glow that lasts up to 3,000 hours. And while the Edison may look old-fashioned, it’s got the brightness of any modern bulb — though you can dim it if you’re so inclined.
Fill a chandelier with a set of them for a romantic home accent, or add one to your office, kitchen, or home bar to perfectly replicate the swank of dens and speakeasies from bygone years. (In case you haven’t already noticed, the Pinterest-perfect possibilities are endless.)The best part about the Edison Bulbs, though, is that they only look expensive: Right now, you can buy a set of six on sale for just $16.99 — a savings of 83 percent.