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Inspirations: How to Clean Mid-Century Modern Lamps Like a ProMonday 29 January 2018
Inspirations: How to Clean Mid-Century Modern Lamps Like a Pro ⇒ The ultimate guide on how to clean modern lighting fixtures with tips and advice from the great experts on this industry.
First of all, even after more than two decades, why is the mid-century modern style still so popular among professional designers and design lovers around the world? The big truth is that for both veteran designers and brands, as well as those who are now entering the design field, collection after collection, there will always be even one piece minimally inspired in the golden age of design.
However, it’s really important to note that having such pieces at home — be it vintage or brand new —, keeping them in perfect condition, as if they had just left the store, is no easy task. That’s because, in most cases, mid-century modern lamps are made with delicate products and finishes, and sometimes with relatively expensive maintenance.
For all these reasons, COVETED MAGAZINE has prepared the perfect guide with the most useful clean and care tips for your lamps according to their finishes. So pay attention to the following interior design tips in order to help you make your modern lighting fixtures endure time.
PREPARING TO CLEAN
3 golden rules to follow when cleaning your lighting fixtures
#1. Before cleaning any lamp or lampshade, be sure to unplug your light from its power source and disconnect it from all power outlets it might be connected to.
#2. Unscrew the articulations so the arms of your lamps move more freely. This will ensure you don’t do any permanent damage to the electrical connections.
#3. Take off your light bulbs, avoiding contact with the glass part. If needed, make sure to replace them with the recommended light bulb for your lamp.
IRON, ALUMINUM, COPPER
If you own lamps that are made of iron, aluminium or copper, the best way to clean them is by using a clean soft cloth and then proceed to gently wipe the lamp. Do not forget to be careful when wiping the lamp, always make gentle motions.
Brass bases are lacquered to prevent tarnishing, which means that using a brass cleaner is usually unnecessary. Still, in order to keep the finish as new, you can also use a clean and soft cloth to wipe your lamp. This will guarantee you will have a shiny and clean lamp in any room.
In case you are just wondering how to clean all the colourful parts of your lamp, you should make sure to use a clean and soft white cloth. If you prefer, you can dampen your cloth with a mild solution of soapy water, as it will help to keep the dust away for longer. Remember: you must thoroughly rinse the cloth in clean water and then re-do the whole process.
Marble can look stunningly gorgeous in almost all furniture pieces, right?! But it should be well kept in order to stay with you through the years. In this case, you can also use a clean cloth to wipe the stone. For a greater cleaning process, you may additionally dampen the cloth with a mild solution of soapy water.
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Which Kind of Lamp Should You Pick?
Infallible tips on how to choose the perfect lamp that will fit beautifully into your mid-century modern home décor
Let’s face it: in case you do not know how to choose the perfect lamp for an interior design project, chances are it will look out of place and not in sync with the whole home décor style. So, if you do not want to make a mistake at the time of choosing the lamp that will make all the difference in your design project, the following tips may be your new best friends in an early stage of apprehension about the mid-century modern décor style.
Use a minimalist mid-century table lamp, with an adjustable lampshade as a stylish task light.
Decorative Wall Lamp
Multi-task by using a mid-century wall sconce as a piece of wall décor in your living room.
Mid-century chandeliers can be great statement pieces in more neutral dining room ambiences.
Outdoor Wall Sconce
Outdoor spaces can also benefit from the wonders of mid-century modern lighting.
Complete your bedroom décor with a mid-century table light or even a wall lighting fixture.
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